Edward Schneider, CFA
Tech, chipmakers, telecom, internet

CEVA: A Good Time To Buy

Based in Mountain View, CA with R&D in Israel, CEVA (NASDAQ:CEVA) designs/licenses digital signal processor (DSP) cores and platforms primarily to the mobile industry. DSPs mathematically modify and improve signal quality, including the conversion of analog signals to digital, and vice-versa. CEVA mainly serves the mobile phone baseband market, but is increasing its footprint in wireless infrastructure (M2M), audio, imaging, and automotive.

CEVA is the #1 licensor of DSP cores and platforms, three times larger than its closest peer. 5B CEVA-powered devices have been shipped to date, including 900M handsets in 2013. CEVA has Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Broadcom (BRCM), Samsung (OTC:SSNLF), Infineon (OTCQX:IFNNY), and other major semiconductor companies as licensees, with the notable...

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