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Fujitsu Adopts Tensilica’s Xtensa Processor as Baseband Processor for Fujitsu Mobile Phone

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – September 29, 2008 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that Fujitsu Limited of Tokyo, Japan, has licensed the Xtensa LX2 customizable processor core as the baseband processor for Fujitsu’s mobile phone.

"We are pleased to have been selected by Fujitsu, a leader in the mobile phone market," stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica’s CEO. "With the Xtensa LX2 processor core, Fujitsu’s design teams can innovate more quickly while reducing design risks. Our Xtensa products are a good match for baseband DSP applications as they can be optimized to achieve unparalleled levels of speed/power/performance."

Customizable Processors Ideal for High-Speed Baseband DSP Designs

Tensilica’s Xtensa customizable processors are widely employed by companies for baseband DSP tasks because they can be optimized with specialized instructions that speed the processing of high-speed, real-time data streams.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable applications processors, DSPs and standard IP cores for audio, video, imaging, security, networking, and baseband signal processing. The automated design tools behind all of Tensilica’s customizable applications processor cores powers 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 processors, 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 Afa Technologies, ALPS, Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Brocade, Chiplen, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, DS2, EE Solutions, Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, MediaPhy, 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, Samsung, SandForce, Server Engines, SiBEAM, Silicon Optix, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, u-Nav Microelectronics, UpZide, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), WiLinx, and XM Radio.