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Enuclia Picks Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio Engine For Flat Panel TV Chips

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 6, 2007 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that Enuclia Semiconductor, of Beaverton, OR, has selected its Xtensa LX processor with the HiFi 2 Audio Engine for its next-generation flat-panel TV integrated circuits. Enuclia is developing chips that produce the best possible picture on analog and digital televisions whether they are displaying standard or high-definition content.

"Our chips deliver outstanding picture quality, and now we can also deliver exceptional audio quality with Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio Engine," stated Chip Burczak, CEO of Enuclia. "We were impressed with the HiFi 2 Audio Engine because of its small size and the ability to run codecs more efficiently than competing solutions. Tensilica has been a solid partner for Enuclia."

"Enuclia’s Pipeline Video architecture delivers the highest-quality video for flat-panel displays" stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing. "The addition of high-fidelity, 24-bit audio processing via the HiFi2 Audio Engine will enable Enuclia to combine optimal quality video and audio together in a cost-effective solution."

About Enuclia Semiconductor

Enuclia is a fabless semiconductor company and the pioneer of a new digital television architecture, Pipeline Video. Pipeline Video delivers unparalleled image quality and product differentiation to the world’s leading flat-panel television manufacturers. Privately held, Enuclia’s investors include Sevin Rosen Funds, Scale Venture Partners and Menlo Ventures. Visit www.enuclia.com for the latest news, career, and investment opportunities.

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 leaders 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 Afa Technologies, ALPS, AMCC (JNI Corporation), Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, ATI (AMD), Avago Technologies, Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Conexant Systems, Cypress, Crimson Microsystems, Enuclia, ETRI, EE Solutions, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, Hughes Network Systems, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, MediaWorks, 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, sci-worx, Seiko Epson, Solid State Systems, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, u-Nav Microelectronics, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), WiQuest Communications, and XM Radio.