CEVA’s Cruising!

Eran Briman serves as Vice President of Marketing for CEVA. Peviously, Mr. Briman served as Senior Director of Marketing, specializing in wireless communications and multimedia applications. Prior to that, he was the Chief Architect for CEVA, with overall responsibility for the research and development of next generation DSP Cores. Before joining CEVA, he was with the DSP Group since 1995, holding different engineering and R&D management positions. Mr. Briman holds a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from the Kellogg Business School in Northwestern University and holds several patents on DSP Technology.

Aviv Malinovitch - VP of Operations

Aviv Malinovitch, has served as CEVA's VP of Operations since 2007. He brings with him many years of experience in the semiconductor industry starting from 1989. Mr. Malinovitch previously served as the General Manager of Infineon's site in Israel, and before that as a Director of the engineering unit at National Semiconductor. Mr. Malinovitch holds a B.Sc. for electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University, Israel and an MBA (with honor) from The Arison School of Business, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. Mr. Malinovitch holds several US patents.        



On June 2, 2009, several members each of the CEVA management team and the CEVA Board of Directors visited the NASDAQ Exchange in New York City, to ring the opening bell on that day. From left to right in the foreground are Sven Christer-Nilsson, Peter McManamon (Chairman), Yaniv Aireli, Gideon Wertheizer (CEO), Richard Kingston, Issachar Ohana, and Louis Silver.



by Caroline Kazmierski

On October 3, 2011 the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing US leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors were $25.03 billion for the month of August 2011, a slight increase of 0.7% from the prior month when sales were $24.9 billion. On a year-to-date basis sales grew 2.2% year-over-year. All monthly sales numbers represent a three-month moving average.

“Sales in August were in large part driven by strong demand in tablets and PC’s,” said Brian Toohey, president, Semiconductor Industry Association. “Growth in these areas is encouraging, however lower consumer and industrial demand across a wide range of products and markets is keeping overall sales lower than expected at this point.”

A strong month-to-month increase in sales from Japan due to recovery efforts and output from fabrication facilities after the natural disaster earlier this year helped to increase semiconductor sales throughout August. Additionally, due to the compounding effect of increased semiconductor content in cars, automotive application specific semiconductors have experienced double digit growth year-to-date. In the midst of a slow and soft global economic picture, growth in the semiconductor industry is promising.

About the SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association, SIA, is the voice of the US semiconductor industry, America's number-one export industry over the last five years and a bellwether measurement of the US economy. Semiconductor innovations form the foundation for America's $1.1 trillion dollar technology industry affecting a US workforce of nearly 6 million. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites over 60 companies that account for 80% of the semiconductor production of this country. Through this coalition SIA seeks to strengthen US leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry groups. The SIA works to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition in order to maintain a thriving semiconductor industry in the United States. Learn more at www.sia-online.org

On October 5, 2011 the EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) publically announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue generated by the EDA companies that the MSS tracks increased 17.6% for Q2 2011 to $1438.1 million, compared year-over-year to $1222.9 million in Q2 2010.

NOTE: This EDAC MSS Q2 2011 revenue total of $1438.2 million may be compared to the figure reported in the EDA WEEKLY posted on September 19, 2011:


For example, while representing only five vendors, the EDA WEEKLY G5 revenue sum nevertheless corresponds to fully 65% of the Q2 revenue reported for all the EDAC members. Moreover, the trends are similar as well: the G5 Q2 2011 revenue total was 17.2% above G5 Q2 2010; the EDAC MSS Q2 total was 17.6% above its Q1 2011 equivalent. The G5 Q2 2011 revenue declined slightly from Q1 2011, in the G5’s case -0.8%; and as reported in the next paragraph, the EDA revenue for all MSS members declined -0.6% compared to Q1 2011.

Sequentially, EDA revenue for all MSS members in Q2 2011 also decreased, in the total MSS case -0.6% compared to Q1 2011, while the four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 16.3%.

“Second quarter 2011 results represent a significant increase in all product categories compared to the second quarter 2010, with CAE, PCB & MCM, SIP, and services all showing double digit increases,” said Dr. Wally Rhines, EDAC chair and Chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. “Geographically, all regions realized increased revenue in Q2 2011 compared to Q2 2010, with double digit increases in the Americas, Japan, and Asia/Pacific regions."

Companies that were tracked by the EDAC MSS employed 26,721 professionals in Q2 2011, an increase of 1% compared to the 26,457 people employed in Q1 2011, and up 2.9% compared to Q2 2010.

The complete MSS report, containing detailed revenue information broken out by both categories and geographic regions, is available via subscription from the EDA Consortium.

MSS Revenue by Product Category

The largest category, Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), generated revenue of $549.8 million in Q2 2011, which represents a 19.8% increase over Q2 2010. The four-quarters moving average for CAE increased 17.3%.
IC Physical Design & Verification revenue increased to $286.9 million in Q2 2011, a 5.8% increase compared to Q2 2010. The four-quarters moving average increased 9%.

Printed Circuit Board and Multi-Chip Module (PCB & MCM) revenue of $144.9 million represents an increase of 21.7% compared to Q2 2010. The four-quarters moving average for PCB & MCM increased 17%.

Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP) MSS revenue totaled $367.7 million in Q2 2011, a 22.6% increase compared to Q2 2010. The four-quarters moving average increased 25.1%.

NOTE: The revenue total for the selected G5 IP vendors covered in the Electronics IP Commentary published August 22, 2011, stated that Q2 2011 G5 IP revenues were $291.69 million, 28.3% above Q2 2010:


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