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CEVA Inc (CEVA.OQ)

CEVA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter McManamon

68 2005 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gideon Wertheizer

60 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Yaniv Arieli

48 2005 Chief Financial Officer

Issachar Ohana

51 2006 Executive Vice President and Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Eliyahu Ayalon

73 2004 Independent Director

Zvi Limon

58 1999 Independent Director

Bruce Mann

82 2001 Independent Director

Maria Marced

62 2016 Independent Director

Sven-Christer Nilsson

69 2002 Independent Director

Louis Silver

60 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 joined our board of directors in January 2010. Mr. Wertheizer has 33 years of experience in the semiconductor and Silicon Intellectual Property (SIP) industries. He previously served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the DSP business unit at CEVA. Prior to joining CEVA in November 2002, Mr. Wertheizer held various executive positions at DSP Group, Inc., including such roles as Executive VP—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.

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 served as chairman of our board of directors from November 2002 to February 2004 and has served as a member of our board of directors since November 1999. 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.

Zvi Limon

Mr. Zvi Limon is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Limon has served as a member of our board of directors since November 1999. 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.

Bruce Mann

Mr. Bruce A. Mann is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mann has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2001. Mr. Mann was a partner of Morrison & Foerster LLP from 1987 to 2014 and is now a senior of counsel at the firm. He was a Senior Managing Director of WR Hambrecht & Co., an investment banking firm, from 1999 to 2003.

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).

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.

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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Peter McManamon

354,476

Gideon Wertheizer

1,270,610

Yaniv Arieli

700,794

Issachar Ohana

686,166

Eliyahu Ayalon

176,729

Zvi Limon

268,660

Bruce Mann

25,903

Maria Marced

233,515

Sven-Christer Nilsson

299,387

Louis Silver

320,434
As Of  30 Dec 2016