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Tensilica Drives Multimedia and Communications Products at CES 2009

AMD, Epson, Intel, LG, and NVIDIA Among the Major Companies Displaying Tensilica-based Products at CES

CES 2009, LAS VEGAS, NV– January 8, 2008 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that over 35 companies that either license Tensilica’s popular processor cores, or use merchant market semiconductor products that include Tensilica’s cores, will be displaying products at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). These Tensilica-enabled products include some of the most advanced, innovative consumer devices, including Blu-ray Disc players, LCD TVs, cellular phones, WiFi- and W-USB-enabled notebook computers, inkjet and laser printers.

Over 135 companies worldwide have licensed Tensilica’s processor cores, including the industry’s most popular audio DSP – the HiFi Audio DSP - and the popular Xtensa customizable processor, which excels at managing challenging dataplane processing tasks. High volume consumer entertainment and consumer communications segments are driving the industry-wide proliferation of Tensilica’s processor cores, making Tensilica’s architecture the fastest growing standard architecture in the semiconductor industry. Tensilica’s processor cores are particularly attractive to SOC (system on chip) design teams because they use less power, provide more performance and cost less than other processor cores.

The list of exhibitors at CES that either license Tensilica’s processor cores, or use Tensilica-powered silicon products includes: AMD, Atheros Communications, Belkin, Broadcom, Calibre Technology, Cisco, Cypress Semiconductor, Dell, Denon, D-Link Systems, DS2, Epson, Fujitsu, HP, iBiquity Digital, Intel, JVC, Kodac, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Marvell, Mediaphy, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC Electronics, NTT Electronics, NVIDIA, Olevia, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Validity Sensors, XM Radio and Yamaha.

Some of the most innovative solutions on display that include Tensilica processors include:

  • AMD uses Tensilica’s processors in the ATI Radeon graphics chips with Avivo-HD UVD technology, including the Radeon HD-2400, HD-2600, HD-2600-XT, and HD 3800/3850/3870. AMD has also used Tensilica’s processors for audio and video functions in chips for cellular phones.
  • Epson uses multiple Tensilica processors for the entire image processing engine in its latest inkjet photo printer lines.
  • HP uses Tensilica processors in its popular low-cost Laserjet product lines, including the LaserJet P1005 and P1006.
  • LG Electronics uses Tensilica’s processors in their mobile phones for the Korean T-DMB and European DVB-H television services.
  • NVIDIA uses Tensilica processors in numerous graphics chips for PCs and aftermarket graphics cards.
  • Tensilica-based chips provide the wireless USB functions for notebooks from Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba as well as the wireless USB hubs and adapters from Belkin and D-Link.
  • Syntax Olevia 7 Series 1080p 42" and 47" LCD TV displays and the 65" Olevia 265TFHD LCD TV feature the integrated Realta HQV video processing engine from Silicon Optix, a Tensilica licensee.
  • Other products from CES vendors using the Silicon Optix HQV chip include:
    o Yamaha DPX-1300 high-performance digital video projector
    o Mitsubishi HC5000BL 1080p LCD projector
    o Samsung Blu-Ray DVD Player

Tensilica will have a private suite meeting area at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 3 (second floor), meeting place #35672MP. Reserve a meeting now by emailing meetings@tensilica.com.

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 data-plane 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:

  • 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: ADDMM, Afa Technologies, ALPS, Aquantia, ASTRI, 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., Panasonic Mobile, Penstar, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, PowerLayer Microsystems, 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