Press Release Details

DSP Group Joins Global Semiconductor Industry Leaders as Member of EEMBC

Oct 21, 1999

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA -- October 21, 1999 -- DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG), a leader in the development and marketing of high-performance, cost-effective digital processing cores and associated digital speech technology, announced today that the company has recently become a member of EEMBC (EDN Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium), placing it among a group of influential semiconductor leaders in defining fair and certified benchmarks for the global, embedded processor industry.

Bat-Sheva Ovadia, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Technology Licensing Division for DSP Group, stated, "DSP Group is excited about joining the EEMBC, as a full member. We look forward to being able to contribute our industry expertise and valuable technological input in order to help establish fair, unified, certified and application- oriented DSP benchmarks. As a major player in Intellectual Property (IP) licensing market, especially in the Digital Signal Processor field, we would like to contribute and be a part of the creation of appropriate benchmarks and benchmarking processes for IP cores, which are so important to our customers and will benefit them in the process of evaluating and comparing cores".

"Processor cores have a huge significance to the embedded industry--hence EEMBC has started to explore the technical issues associated with benchmarking intellectual property (IP) and cores. We welcome the addition of DSP Group to the EEMBC consortium. Their input will be valuable in sorting through these issues as well as helping us identify additional areas for benchmarking digital signal processors," states Markus Levy, President and CEO of EEMBC.

EEMBC members are AMD, ARC, ARM, Analog Devices Inc., BOPS, Conexant Systems, Diab Data, DSP Group, Fujitsu, Green Hills Software, Hitachi America Ltd., IBM Corporation, Infineon Technologies (Siemens), Integrated Device Technology, Intel, Lucent, Metrowerks, MIPS Technologies Inc., Mitsubishi, Motorola, QED, National Semiconductor, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, SandCraft, STMicroelectronics, Sun Microsystems, 3DSP, Tensilica, TI and Toshiba.

About DSP Group, Inc.

DSP Group, Inc. is a global leader in the development and marketing of high-performance, cost-effective, licensable digital signal processing cores. The company's family of core products provide ideal solutions for low-power speech and audio processing, wireless communication technologies such as 3G, GSM and CDMA, high-speed modems, multimedia, advanced telecommunication systems, disk drive controllers and many other types of embedded control applications. DSP Group, Inc. maintains an international presence with offices located around the globe. For more information visit DSP Group's website at:


Providing the embedded fair and certified benchmarks and real-world application testing, EEMBC is composed of 32 of the world's leading and most influential semiconductor companies. EEMBC members are committed to helping customers get products to market easier and faster through fair benchmarking and establishment of industry standards.

Benchmarking fairness is provided through the EEMBC Certification Labs with testing sites in Texas and California. Benchmark results are posted on the EEMBC Web site at

This press release is also available through the company's News on Call fax service which can be reached at (800) 758-5804, company code 112025.

Information Contact:
Bat-Sheva Ovadia
Director of Marketing & Business Development,
Technology Licensing Division
DSP Group, Inc.