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Rhonda Becomes Tensilica’s First Authorized Software Design Center

Brings Extensive Expertise in Mobile Handset Software Design

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 1, 2008 – Tensilica, Inc. announced today that Rhonda Ltd., a Russian software development outsourcing company, has joined Tensilica’s Xtensions Partner network as the first authorized software design center. Rhonda offers the full cycle of software development from project management through design and test to documentation and maintenance. They are the largest software house in the Russian Far East and have extensive expertise in embedded software for mobile handsets.

"We joined this partnership with Tensilica because we are seeing more and more of Tensilica in both mobile multimedia and baseband DSP functions in mobile handsets," stated Andrey Mischenko, CEO of Rhonda. "We have Tensilica’s full tool set and are prepared to help companies with a wide variety of embedded software requirements."

"Rhonda provides a proven, experienced team of software developers that can jump start new design projects for Tensilica’s customers," stated Chris Jones, Tensilica’s director of strategic alliances. "Therefore, they can quickly help other companies with portable software design challenges."

About Rhonda

Established in 1995, Rhonda has over 200 employees and is the largest software house in the Russian Far East. Certified as SEI SW-CMM Level 4 company, Rhonda is committed to ensuring the highest quality for all of its products and services. Located in Viadivostok, the largest city in the Russian Far East and on the Sea of Japan, Rhonda is in an excellent geographic location to serve the US, Japan, Korea and other Asian customers. For more information, see www.rhonda.ru.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable data plane processors. Data plane Processor Units (DPUs) consist of performance intensive DSP (audio, video, imaging, and baseband signal processing) and embedded RISC processing functions (security, networking, and deeply embedded control). The automated design tools behind all of Tensilica’s application specific processor cores enable rapid customization to meet specific data plane performance targets. Tensilica’s DSPs and processors power top tier semiconductor companies, innovative start-ups, and system OEMs for high-volume products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including portable media players, digital TV, and broadband set top boxes), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica’s patented benchmark-proven DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.

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Editors’ Notes:

  • Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Tensilica’s announced licensees include: ADDMM, Afa Technologies, ALPS, Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, DS2, EE Solutions, Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, NetEffect, Neterion, Nethra Imaging, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), NuFront, NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., Penstar, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, SiBEAM, Silicon Optix, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, u-Nav Microelectronics, UpZide, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), WiLinx, WiQuest Communications, and XM Radio.