Were you unable to attend Transform 2022? Check out all of the summit sessions in our on-demand library now! Watch here.

The investment brings eyeSight's gesture recognition software to CEVA's software solution.

Chip and hardware designer Ceva made a minority equity investment in gesture recognition firm EyeSight Mobile Technologies, the companies announced today.

While more mobile technology companies are exploring gesture recognition options, the implementation of touch-free solutions further taxes the processors of mobile devices, leading to reduced battery life. Any alternative that can extend the battery life of mobile electronics while implementing new gesture recognition software is a welcome innovation in the field.

Ceva manages a flexible hardware platform – Ceva-MM3000 – that can be installed in a variety of multimedia devices, ranging smartphones to digital televisions. The solution essentially takes some of the heavy computing work off the shoulders of the main device, significantly improving power efficiency. EyeSight’s hand-gesture recognition software can be used with any device that features a camera, including portable game consoles, enabling these electronics to provide players with an experience similar to Microsoft’s Kinect.


GamesBeat Summit Next 2022

Join gaming leaders live this October 25-26 in San Francisco to examine the next big opportunities within the gaming industry.

Register Here

Under the new investment agreement, EyeSight’s touch-free solutions will be available to users of the Ceva-MM3000 platform. Given the computation-intensive requirements of gesture recognition, the partnership with EyeSight seems only natural.

For example, Korean phone maker Pantech recently integrated EyeSight’s hands-free technology into its products to make tasks such as answering the phone while driving easier – a simple wave of the hand will do the trick. The integration of the Ceva-MM3000 platform could reduce the workload tackled by the phone’s main central processing unit (CPU) and further extend its battery life, despite the complex nature of gesture recognition.

“Semiconductor vendors require higher performance, lower power and more flexible processor solutions to successfully incorporate advanced gesture technology into their product designs,” Gideon Shmuel, CEO of eyeSight, explained in a statement from the company. “Our strategic partnership with Ceva brings together our industry-leading gesture recognition technologies with the industry’s most advanced ISP and video platform to offer the Ceva-MM3000 users a powerful, software-based solution that delivers dramatically improved performance.”

With Ceva’s investment in pocket, EyeSight has now accumulated more than $4 million in investments, completing its second round of funding.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.