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Neterion Renews Tensilica Xtensa LX Configurable Processor License

SANTA CLARA, CA, – May 31, 2006 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that Neterion, Inc., of Cupertino, Calif., has renewed its license for Tensilica’s Xtensa LX configurable processor. Neterion is the market leader in the 10-gigabit Ethernet adapter market, and is using the Xtensa LX processor for next-generation designs.

"Tensilica’s automated configurable processor design approach gives us the speed we need with lower power and smaller die size," stated Dennis Shwed, Neterion’s vice president of hardware engineering. "Tensilica’s Xtensa LX processor delivers the performance levels required for demanding 10-gigabit Ethernet in high-speed server and storage networking applications."

"Neterion is combining its extensive knowledge of high-speed networking architectures with cost-effective, pervasive Ethernet technology to dramatically lower the cost and improve the performance of network storage," stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing. "Their decision to renew their Xtensa LX license shows that they also have extensive knowledge of leading-edge IC design approaches, and they will continue to be a key innovator in this market."

About Neterion

Founded in 2001, Neterion, Inc. has locations in Cupertino, California and Ottawa, Canada. Neterion delivers 10 Gigabit Ethernet hardware and software solutions that solve customers’ high-end networking problems. The Xframe line of products is based on Neterion-developed technologies that deliver new levels of performance, availability and reliability in the datacenter. Xframe, Xframe II and Xframe E include full IPv4 and IPv6 support, and comprehensive stateless offloads that preserve the integrity of current TCP/IP implementations without "breaking the stack." Xframe drivers are available for all major Operating Systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, Hewlett-Packard’s HP-UX, IBM’s AIX, Sun’s Solaris and SGI’s Irix.

About Tensilica

Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty DSP processors on the market today, in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. Tensilica’s low-power, benchmark proven processors have been designed into high-volume products at industry leaders in the digital consumer, networking and telecommunications markets. All Tensilica processor cores are complete with a matching software development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and hardware implementation tool support. For more information on Tensilica's patented approach to the creation of application-specific building blocks for SOC design, 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 are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Tensilica’s announced licensees include ALPS, AMCC (JNI Corporation), Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, ATI, Avago Technologies, Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Conexant Systems, Cypress, Crimson Microsystems, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, Hughes Network Systems, Ikanos Communications, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, MediaWorks, NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, NetEffect, Neterion, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., sci-worx, Seiko Epson, Solid State Systems, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, u-Nav Microelectronics and Victor Company of Japan (JVC).