Home > News & Events > Press Releases > August 11, 2008

Tensilica Hires Jerry Ardizzone as Vice President Worldwide Sales

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 11, 2008 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that Jerry Ardizzone has joined the company as vice president of worldwide sales. He brings over 24 years of semiconductor and semiconductor IP (intellectual property) sales management experience.

"Over 130 companies design with Tensilica’s processor cores, including half of the top 10 semiconductor companies in the world," Ardizzone said. "Tensilica’s processor cores are proven in everything ranging from millions of cellular phones to the world’s largest router. The opportunities for growth are tremendous."

"We are excited to get Jerry at this time in our company’s growth," stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica’s president and CEO. "Jerry has the leadership skills we need to accelerate our growth trajectory both in customizable applications processors and standard audio, video and baseband signal processing IPs."

Ardizzone spent 14 years at Motorola Semiconductor, where he managed the global sales team for the consumer market. He spent seven years at ARM in various roles including executive vice president of worldwide sales, and president of ARM, Inc., the US operations for ARM, Ltd. He also worked for several other semiconductor IP companies including Innovative Silicon, Inc. and IPextreme. Ardizzone holds a BSEET degree.

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.

# # #

Editors’ Notes:

  • Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Tensilica’s announced licensees include Tensilica’s announced licensees include ADDMM, Afa Technologies, ALPS, Aquantia Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, DS2, EE Solutions, Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, 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, SiBEAM, Silicon Optix, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, u-Nav Microelectronics, UpZide, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), WiLinx, WiQuest Communications, and XM Radio.