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Tensilica Joins Atrenta’s SpyLinks Partner Program

Deploys Atrenta’s SpyGlass Suite for IP Development and Handoff

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – September 30, 2008 – Atrenta Inc. and Tensilica, Inc. announced today that Tensilica has joined Atrenta’s SpyLinks partner program and has deployed Atrenta’s SpyGlass suite to optimize synthesizability, power management, constraints management, design for test, and timing for new processor cores.

"Atrenta’s SpyGlass is well respected for its ability to find critical problems very early in the design cycle," stated Chris Jones, Tensilica’s director of industry alliances. "Our engineers feel that the product suite provides high quality results and saves valuable design time."

"IP providers are a key focus for Atrenta’s SpyLinks partner program. We see an increased demand for SpyGlass from IP providers to ensure the highest quality handoff to their customers," stated Piyush Sancheti, Atrenta’s senior director of business development. "We welcome Tensilica to our partner program."

Atrenta’s SpyLinks industry alliance program is focused on better integration of the various members of the semiconductor supply chain. SpyLinks leverages Atrenta's industry standard SpyGlass product suite and the company's emerging 1Team product suite to provide comprehensive support for communication of design quality and design intent between these members. The ultimate goal of the program is to promote the benefits of Early Design Closure throughout the semiconductor community.

About Atrenta

Atrenta is the leading provider of Early Design Closure solutions to radically improve design efficiency throughout the IC design flow. Customers benefit from Atrenta tools and methodologies to capture design intent, explore implementation alternatives, validate RTL and optimize designs early, before expensive and time-consuming detailed implementation. With over 140 customers, including the world’s top 10 semiconductor companies, Atrenta provides the most comprehensive solution in the industry for Early Design Closure. For more information, visit www.atrenta.com. Atrenta, Right from the Start!

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable dataplane processors. Dataplane 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 dataplane 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:

  • Atrenta, the Atrenta logo, SpyGlass, 1Team, and Early Design Closure are registered trademarks of Atrenta Inc. 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.