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Tensilica Confirms New Intel Media Processor for Consumer Electronics Devices Uses Company's HiFi 2 Audio Processor

San Francisco , Calif. – August 20, 2008 – At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Tensilica, Inc. today announced that the new Intel Media Processor CE 3100 (formerly codenamed "Canmore") for Internet-connected CE devices includes Tensilica’s HiFi 2 audio processor.

Tensilica’s HiFi 2 processor is specifically optimized to efficiently run over 50 audio software packages, including AACPlus, MP3, SRS TruSurround HD, WMA, and G.7xx Voice codecs, along with the complete suites of Dolby and DTS codecs required for set-top box and Blu-ray Disc applications.

"The new Intel Media Processor is a highly-integrated SoC design that will provide device manufacturers with a leading-edge technology foundation from which to deliver rich IP video and audio entertainment experiences," stated William O. Leszinske, Jr., general manager of Intel’s Consumer Electronics Group. "Intel’s CE SoC, coupled with Tensilica’s HiFi 2 audio solution, will help to deliver a great all-around sound experience that consumer electronics enthusiasts will love."

"We are pleased that Intel has selected our audio processor for this leading-edge SoC design," stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica’s president and CEO. "Our HiFi 2 Audio Engine has become the product of choice for customers who want to add great audio to entertainment devices ranging from cellular phones to digital TVs, set-top boxes and Blu-ray Disc players."

System designers integrating Intel’s Media Processor CE 3100 into new generations of set-top boxes, media players and TVs will benefit from a comprehensive library of optimized HiFi 2 audio software codecs, which will be available directly from Intel.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable dataplane processors, DSPs, and standard processors for flexible audio, video, imaging, security, networking, and baseband signal processing. The automated design tools behind all of Tensilica’s customizable processor cores powers top tier semiconductor companies, innovative start-ups, and system OEMs for high-volume products including mobile phones, consumer electronic 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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