CEVA invests in eyeSight Mobile Technologies

CEVA, a licensor of silicon intellectual
property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, has made a minority equity
investment, together with Mitsui & Co. Global Investment, in eyeSight
Mobile Technologies, a provider of touch-free interfaces for smartphones,
tablets, PCs, smart TVs and other digital devices.

They invested $4.2 million in eyesight
Mobile Technologies.

Under the agreement, eyeSight will offer
its touch-free interface technologies, including gesture recognition and finger
tracking software, to users of the CEVA-MM3000 image signal processing (ISP)
and video platform. The combined offering will deliver an ultra-low power,
software-based solution, enabling the cost-efficient deployment of gesture
recognition technologies in mass market devices.

“The combination of our fully
programmable CEVA-MM3000 platform together with eyeSight’s industry-leading
gesture technology will clearly demonstrate the versatility of our powerful,
software-based ISP and video platform,” said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA

The equity investment in eyeSight is aimed
at expanding the addressable markets for CEVA-MM3000 platform to include the
burgeoning embedded vision and scene analysis arenas.

The complexity of gesture recognition
applications continues to evolve and poses a significant burden on CPU
performance and power consumption. By offloading the main CPU from performing
advanced gesture technologies to the CEVA-MM3000, it is estimated that the
system power efficiency can be improved by a factor of 20X.

eyeSight leverages the existing camera in
any device to enable the gesture functionality without any increase in
bill-of-materials. The programmable nature of the CEVA-MM3000 platform
facilitates future upgrades of eyeSight’s technologies through software
updates, and allows customers to add their own proprietary features and algorithms
to the platform.

“Our partnership with CEVA brings
together our gesture recognition technologies with ISP and video platform to
offer the CEVA-MM3000 users a software-based solution that delivers improved
performance when compared to existing RISC-based architectures,” said
Gideon Shmuel, CEO of eyesight.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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