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PnpNetwork Licenses Diamond Standard 330HiFi and 212GP for Mobile Phone TV Chip Designs

SANTA CLARA, CA, – July 6, 2006 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that PnpNetwork Technologies, Inc., of Seoul, Korea, has licensed two Diamond Standard processor cores for their digital mobile broadcasting chip designs for mobile consumer broadcast TV applications and video-enabled handset designs. PnpNetwork will use the Diamond Standard 330HiFi for high-quality audio processing and the Diamond Standard 212GP as a control processor for their chip designs.

"Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 330HiFi core was particularly impressive for us because other market leaders have adopted it in handset designs and there’s a wide range of available audio and voice codecs for that architecture," stated Benett Oh, Chief Technology Officer, PnpNetwork. "We were also impressed with the industry-leading low power requirements of the Diamond 330HiFi and the Diamond 212GP processors."

"PnpNetwork has already demonstrated considerable success in the digital mobile broadcasting chip market, with significant design wins in Korea and China," stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing. "They conducted in-depth research into all of the processor core alternatives on the market and chose Tensilica’s Diamond Standard processors."

About PnpNetwork

PnpNetwork Technologies, Inc. is setting the foundation to become a leader in the field of CBI SoC (Communication and Broadcasting Integration System on Chip) design, concentrating on the need to integrate broadcasting and communication in this era of digital conversion. PnpNetwork, since its founding in October 2000, has developed demodulation chips specifically designed for European Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting System that have been shipped to customers both at home and abroad, following the successful development of the demodulation chips for Digital Broadcasting System. More information is available at www.pnpnetwork.com.

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 leading companies 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., PnpNetwork Technologies, Inc., sci-worx, Seiko Epson, Solid State Systems, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, u-Nav Microelectronics,Victor Company of Japan (JVC) and WiQuest Communications.