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CircuitSutra Joins Tensilica Partner Program To Offer SystemC Consultancy Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 20, 2008 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that CircuitSutra has joined its Xtensions partners network as a provider of SystemC consulting services.

CircuitSutra offers comprehensive SystemC services including TLM modeling of complete SOC (System on Chip) and individual IP (intellectual property) blocks at various abstraction levels, and in the creation of virtual platforms for embedded software development and architectural exploration.

"Tensilica already provides best-in-class C and SystemC-based models of Xtensa processors to customers, who then integrate these processor models into larger virtual platforms," stated Chris Jones, director of strategic alliances. "CircuitSutra has the expertise to assist customers that are new to SystemC in employing Tensilica processor models and in creating models for the rest of their SOC design. We are pleased to have them as a new member of the Xtensions Network."

"We started working with Tensilica because of great customer demand for their processor cores," stated Umesh Sisodia, CEO of CircuitSutra. "As designers develop complex SOCs, it’s important to model not just the processor, but the entire chip. We have extensive experience doing this and can be a valuable resource for Tensilica’s customers."

About CircuitSutra

CircuitSutra Technologies Pvt Ltd is an emerging company based in India, with an aim to emerge as the world leader in software services to the semiconductor industry. More and more contents of a SoC are becoming software, more and more chip design steps are becoming like C / C++ programming, CircuitSutra has an important role to play in the future of semiconductor industry. With current focus of SoC Modeling and Embedded semiconductor software services, CircuitSutra plans to expand into outsourced EDA tool development. CircuitSutra is the first company in India to get seed funding from JSSATE, Science & Technology Entrepreneurs Park. For more information, see www.circuitsutra.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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