Edition:
United Kingdom

CEVA Inc (CEVA.OQ)

CEVA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

23.85USD
6:53pm GMT
Change (% chg)

$0.55 (+2.36%)
Prev Close
$23.30
Open
$23.81
Day's High
$23.92
Day's Low
$23.50
Volume
58,465
Avg. Vol
50,111
52-wk High
$49.50
52-wk Low
$23.01

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter McManamon

69 2005 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gideon Wertheizer

61 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Yaniv Arieli

49 2005 Chief Financial Officer

Issachar Ohana

52 2006 Executive Vice President and Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Eliyahu Ayalon

75 2004 Independent Director

Zvi Limon

59 1999 Independent Director

Bruce Mann

83 2001 Independent Director

Maria Marced

63 2016 Independent Director

Sven-Christer Nilsson

70 2002 Independent Director

Louis Silver

64 2002 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter McManamon

Mr. Peter McManamon is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was a business advisor with the Enterprise Ireland funded, Stanford University program entitled “Strategic Leadership for CFOs.” Mr. McManamon served as chief financial officer of Parthus Technologies plc from 1993 until March 2001, executive vice president of corporate development of Parthus Technologies plc from March 2001 until November 2002, a member of the board of directors of Parthus Technologies plc from 1993 until November 2002, and was one of the co-founders of Parthus Technologies plc. From May 2005 to August 2011, Mr. McManamon served as a partner of Atlantic Bridge, an investment company. In September 2011, he was appointed chairman of Atlantic Bridge. In December 2012, he completed his second five year term as a board member of The National Development Finance Agency, and as a member of the Audit Committee of the National Treasury Management Agency, appointments made by the Irish Government. He also serves as a director of Openmind Networks, Ltd., a provider of SMS and MMS router solutions for mobile and wholesale operators.

Gideon Wertheizer

Mr. Gideon Wertheizer is Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ceva Inc. He has held the position of our Chief Executive Officer since May 2005. Mr. Wertheizer has 34 years of experience in the semiconductor and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) industries. He previously served as our executive vice president and general manager of the DSP business unit. Prior to joining us in November 2002, Mr. Wertheizer held various executive positions at DSP Group, Inc., including such roles as executive vice president – strategic business development, vice president for marketing and vice president of VLSI design. Mr. Wertheizer holds a BsC for electrical engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel and executive MBA from Bradford University in the United Kingdom. We believe Mr. Wertheizer’s qualifications to sit on our board include his years of executive experience in the high technology and semiconductor industries, as well as his deep understanding of our company, people and products acquired as our Chief Executive Officer.

Yaniv Arieli

Mr. Yaniv Arieli is Chief Financial Officer of Ceva Inc. Prior to his current position, Mr. Arieli served as President of U.S. Operations and Director of Investor Relations of DSP Group beginning in August 2002 and Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of DSP Group’s DSP Cores Licensing Division prior to that time. Before joining DSP Group in 1997, Mr. Arieli served as an account manager and certified public accountant at Kesselman & Kesselman, a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers, a leading accounting firm. Mr. Arieli is a CPA and holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Haifa University in Israel and an M.B.A. from Newport University and is also a member of the National Investor Relation Institute.

Issachar Ohana

Mr. Issachar Ohana Executive Vice President and Vice President - Worldwide Sales of the Company. Prior to joining CEVA in November 2002, Mr. Ohana was with DSP Group beginning in August 1994 as a VLSI design engineer. He was appointed Project Manager of DSP Group’s research and development in July 1995, Director of Core Licensing in August 1998, and Vice President—Sales of the Core Licensing Division in May 2000. Mr. Ohana holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel and an MBA from Bradford University in the United Kingdom.

Eliyahu Ayalon

Mr. Eliyahu Ayalon is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ayalon also served as our chief executive officer from November 1999 to January 2001. He currently is the chief executive officer of E.E. Ayalon Assets Ltd. Mr. Ayalon served as President and chief executive officer of DSP Group, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed fabless semiconductor company, from April 1996 until April 2005 and from January 2007 to July 2009. Mr. Ayalon also served as a member of the board of directors of DSP Group from April 1996 to May 2013 and as the Chairman of the board of directors of DSP Group from January 2000 to June 2013. Mr. Ayalon is a director of BioView Ltd., a biotech company listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and also a member of the board of governors of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. We believe Mr. Ayalon’s qualifications to sit on our board include his years of executive experience in the high technology and semiconductor industries, his deep understanding of our company acquired during the 15 plus years of service on our board and his board experience at public and private companies within the semiconductor industry.

Zvi Limon

Mr. Zvi Limon is an Independent Director of the Company. Since 1999, Mr. Limon has been a general partner at Magma Venture Capital, a consulting and investment advisory firm. From 2006 to June 2013, Mr. Limon was a general partner of Rimon Investment Fund, a consulting and investment advisory firm. He served as chairman of Limon Holdings Ltd., a consulting and investment advisory firm, from October 1993 to July 2000. Mr. Limon was a director of DSP Group from 1999 to 2013, Tefron Ltd, a Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange-listed apparel company, from 2008 to 2013, and various private companies. We believe Mr. Limon’s qualifications to sit on our board include his years of experience providing strategic and investment advisory services to companies, his understanding of our company acquired during the 15 plus years of service on our board and his board and experience at public and private companies.

Bruce Mann

Mr. Bruce A. Mann is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mann was a partner of Morrison & Foerster LLP from 1987 to 2014 and a senior of counsel until the end of 2017. He was a Senior Managing Director of WR Hambrecht & Co., an investment banking firm, from 1999 to 2003. We believe Mr. Mann’s qualifications to sit on our board include his expertise in legal matters acquired during his 40 plus years of professional services, his ability to bring risk assessment, corporate governance and public company expertise to our board and his extensive legal representation of companies in the high technology and semiconductor industries.

Maria Marced

Ms. Maria Marced serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Marced joined our board of directors in December 2016. She is President of TSMC Europe BV., with responsibility for driving the development, strategy and management of TSMC’s business in Europe. Before joining TSMC, Maria was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sales and Marketing at NXP Semiconductors/Philips Semiconductors. Maria joined Philips Semiconductor in September 2003 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Connected Multimedia Solutions Business Unit overseeing Philips’ semiconductor solutions for connected consumer applications. Previous to her work with Philips, Maria was employed at Intel where she developed her professional career for more than 19 years, reaching the top position in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region as Vice President and General Manager. She currently serves as Chairwoman of the EMEA Leadership Council of the GSA (Global Semiconductor Alliance). We believe Ms. Marced’s qualifications to sit on our board include her years of executive experience in the high technology and semiconductor industries, as well as her extensive knowledge of our sales channels, competitors and end markets.

Sven-Christer Nilsson

Mr. Sven-Christer Nilsson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Nilsson has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2002. He served as a member of the board of directors of Parthus Technologies plc from March 2000 until November 2002. Mr. Nilsson has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RIPASSO AB since August 1999. Between 1982 and 1999 he held various positions with The Ericsson Group, the telecommunications equipment supplier, including president, Ericsson Radio Systems (Sweden), vice president, Mobile Switching Systems, executive vice president, Cellular Systems-American Standards, and, from 1998, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Nilsson was a director of ASSA Abloy AB, a global locks and security corporation, from 2001 to 2015 and Sprint Nextel Corporation, a telecommunications company, from 2008 to 2013, as well as various private companies. We believe Mr. Nilsson’s qualifications to sit on our board include his executive management roles at The Ericsson Group and his directorship at Sprint Nextel Corporation, as well as his extensive knowledge of our sales channels, competitors and end markets.

Louis Silver

Mr. Louis Silver is an Independent Director of Ceva Inc., since April 2002. He is currently a corporate advisor and serves as Managing Director of Alba Capital S. A. and Wicklow Corp., private holding investment companies. From April 2005 until April 2015, Mr. Silver was a principal at RP Capital Group, an alternative investment firm focused on investment opportunities in EEMEA. Mr. Silver was a director of DSP Group until May 2012, and director of Scopus Video Networks Ltd., a former NASDAQ-listed company, until December 2008. We believe Mr. Silver’s qualifications to sit on our board include his corporate legal experience, financial expertise, his years of experience providing strategic and investment advisory services to companies and his public company experience by previously being a board member of DSP Group, another NASDAQ-listed semiconductor company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Peter McManamon

299,799

Gideon Wertheizer

1,505,490

Yaniv Arieli

807,800

Issachar Ohana

781,227

Eliyahu Ayalon

176,395

Zvi Limon

203,215

Bruce Mann

299,971

Maria Marced

391,773

Sven-Christer Nilsson

318,949

Louis Silver

325,790
As Of  31 Dec 2017

Options Compensation