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Timesys Announces Embedded Linux for Tensilica Diamond Standard 232L Processor Core

Also Simplifies Linus Development for Configurable Cores

Pittsburgh, PA – August 15, 2008 – Timesys Corporation (http://www.timesys.com), a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, and Tensilica, Inc. (http://www.tensilica.com) today announced general availability of LinuxLink software subscriptions for Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 232L processor cores.

The LinuxLink subscription provides developers with a complete embedded Linux platform that has been integrated and tested for Tensilica’s 232L Diamond Standard processor core, including a 2.6.25 kernel, 232L specific device drivers, GNU uClibc based toolchain, and hundreds of pre-built packages. When combined with Timesys’ TimeStorm development environment and ongoing support, LinuxLink subscribers will be able to quickly customize and test an embedded Linux platform for Tensilica’s 232L that has been optimized for their application.

"Timesys is recognized as the industry leader in providing embedded Linux solutions," stated Steve Roddy, Vice President of Marketing at Tensilica. "We are pleased to partner with Timesys to deliver all the software, tools and support needed to build Linux-based products around Tensilica processors."

"Tensilica processors offer developers a great deal of flexibility when optimizing a design for system-level performance," stated Greg Quiggle, Vice President of Marketing for Timesys. "LinuxLink helps these same design teams simplify the associated complexity of building an embedded Linux platform for either the Diamond Standard 232L or for their Xtensa custom processor core."

LinuxLink support for the Diamond Standard 232L is available today. For more information regarding LinuxLink support for Tensilica Xtensa processors, please contact Timesys or visit www.timesys.com/tensilica.

About Timesys

Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a web-based software subscription for both first-time and experienced embedded Linux developers. LinuxLink provides the embedded software, tools, documentation and support needed to quickly build and test a custom Linux platform for a given processor. LinuxLink enables embedded development teams to unleash the innovation of Linux without sacrificing the quality, service and support of a traditional commercial embedded operating system. For more information, visit http://www.timesys.com.

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.

Timesys Press Contact:
Theresa Kisha
Tel : +1.412.325.6362
Email : theresa.kisha@timesys.com