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New Tensilica Partner Morpho, Inc Offers Image Processing Software For Mobile Devices

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – September 25, 2008 – Tensilica, Inc. today today announced that Morpho, Inc., a leading provider of image processing software solutions for mobile devices, has joined the Tensilica Xtensions partner network. Morpho, Inc. offers software application expertise for developers of camera-enabled mobile phones, digital still cameras, camcorders, and automobile navigation systems.

"Morpho’s PhotoSolid image stabilization and other products provide unique image and video processing capabilities to mobile devices. Combined with Tensilica’s HiFi 2-based audio processors and customizable processors, developers working with Morpho can add these imaging features in very power efficient SOC designs," stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s director of mobile multimedia. We expect that our customers around the world will leverage the expertise Morpho has to offer to differentiate their portable devices."

"Partnering with Tensilica makes sense, as they provide the technology to let companies easily optimize their processor cores to get the best performance and lowest power for mobile applications," stated Dr. Masaki Hiraga, CEO, Morpho, Inc. "Our advanced imaging applications can make use of Tensilica’s processor optimizations to result in best performance, image quality and efficiency for the customer. Additionally, the 330HiFi audio processor provides an excellent target for our imaging software, and with its popularity in mobile phones and other portable devices we expect to bring the benefits of our image and video stabilization, video frame interpolation, and photo stitching applications to a much wider audience."

About Morpho, Inc.

Established in 2004, Morpho, Inc. is a venture company focused on delivering industry leading computer vision, graphics and image processing solutions for application in mobile devices. Established by researchers from the University of Tokyo and by experts in digital media, the company continues to introduce innovative solutions in mobile image processing. Morpho, Inc. was selected by Red Herring as a recipient of the magazine’s "Red Herring 100 Asia" award for 2006. For more information visit http://www.morphoinc.com/eng or contact info@morphoinc.com.

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 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.