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Samsung Signs Multi-Year License for Tensilica Diamond Standard 330HiFi Audio DSP

For Use in Mobile Handset and Other Designs

SEOUL, KOREA – February 14, 2008 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has signed a broad multi-year license for Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 330HiFi audio DSP (digital signal processor). Tensilica’s HiFi architecture is the most popular commercial audio core for system-on-chip (SOC) designs. Samsung will use the Diamond Standard 330HiFi audio DSP in mobile handset and other designs.

"Tensilica’s HiFi 2 audio DSP architecture is a widely adopted, advanced DSP core with over 30 voice and audio encoder and decoder software packages readily available," stated G. S. Han, vice president of Samsung Electronics, System LSI Division. "After a thorough technical evaluation of Tensilica’s HiFi offering, we found that the Diamond 330HiFi was the right audio DSP for Samsung and will be a key DSP in our IP portfolio for years to come."

"We are very pleased that Samsung, a key player in the mobile phone chipset market, has selected the Diamond Standard 330HiFi audio DSP," stated Chris Rowen, Tensilica’s president and CEO. "This validates the growing momentum for the HiFi 2 Audio Engine architecture as the de facto industry standard IP offering for high-fidelity, ultra-low-power audio."

The Diamond Standard 330HiFi is a processor core that includes the HiFi 2 Audio Engine, which has been optimized to efficiently run over 30 different audio software packages. This processor can encode and decode multiple audio standards to meet the needs of today’s ever evolving consumer audio products ranging from cellular phone handsets to home entertainment systems. Supported audio packages include: Dolby® Digital AC-3 and Dolby Digital Plus, MP3, MPEG-2/4 AAC LC, MPEG-4 aacPlus V1 and V2, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, AMR, G.729AB speech, AM3D, QSound, SONiVOX, EAS, and SRS.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in configurable processor technology and has leveraged that technology to become the leading supplier of licensable controllers and DSP cores for mobile audio and video applications. Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU, network, and specialty DSP processors on the market today - including full software toolchain and modeling support - in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. The modern design behind all of Tensilica's processor cores provide semiconductor companies and system OEMs with the lowest power, smallest area solutions for high-volume products including mobile phones and other consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer peripherals. 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. Xplorer is a trademark of Tensilica, Inc. Virtex is a trademark of Xilinx, 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, Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Brocade, Chiplen, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, DS2, EE Solutions, Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, MediaPhy, 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, Samsung, Server Engines, SiBEAM, Silicon Optix, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, u-Nav Microelectronics, UpZide, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), and XM Radio.