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Tata Elxsi and Tensilica Announce RoS-ES RTOS for Diamond Standard and Xtensa Customizable DPUs

Bangalore  - October 15, 2009 - Tata Elxsi's RoS-ES (Real Time Operating System for Embedded Systems) operating system is now available for Xtensa customizable dataplane processors (DPUs) and Diamond Standard processors from Tensilica, Inc., according to the two companies. The high performance, small footprint operating system represents an important addition to the growing ecosystem of the popular Xtensa architecture. Tata Elxsi's RoS-ES is a compact real-time operating system (RTOS) that provides an impressive array of capabilities making it well suited to networking and consumer electronics applications. More information on the RoS-ES RTOS is available at www.tataelxsi.com/roses.

"Tensilica processors come with a world-class ecosystem of partner products," stated Chris Jones, director of strategic alliances, Tensilica. "Tata Elxsi has drawn from their many years of Xtensa experience to deliver a high performance, cost-effective RTOS to Tensilica customers."

"Tensilica's processor cores are extremely efficient and, when paired with our RoS-ES RTOS, they are very effective SOC controllers," said Nitin Pai, general manager of marketing, Tata Elxsi Ltd. "The RoS-ES operating system is ideal for designers looking for an easy-to-use, small footprint RTOS for embedded devices that includes  flexible licensing options, support, and a wide range of complementary product design and engineering services."

About Tata Elxsi
Tata Elxsi Limited (www.tataelxsi.com), the Product Design arm of the multi-billion Tata Group, is a company focused on delivering outsourced Product Design and R&D services and solutions to customers worldwide. It addresses silicon, software and system design for consumer electronics, multimedia, wireless, automotive, semiconductor and broadcast industries. Tata Elxsi is a SEI CMMi Level 5 company.

Headquartered in Bangalore, India, the company is supported by global development centers and a wide network of offices across USA, UK, Germany, France, Canada and Japan that enable easy access to the company's global customers. Tata Elxsi is a public stock company traded in the Indian stock exchanges.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc. - the leader in customizable dataplane processors - is a semiconductor IP licensor recognized by the Gartner Group as the fastest growing semiconductor IP supplier in 2008.  Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of CPUs and DSPs while delivering 10-to-100-times the performance because they can be customized using Tensilica's automated design tools to meet specific dataplane performance targets. Tensilica's DPUs  power SOC designs at system OEMs and five out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including digital TV, Blu-ray Disc players, broadband set top boxes and portable media players), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.

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