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Samsung Signs Multi-Year License For Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio DSP

Santa Clara, USA- November 19, 2009 - Tensilica, Inc. today announced that the Digital Media & Communications Business of Samsung Electronics has signed a multi-year license to Tensilica's HiFi 2 Audio DSP (digital signal processor) for use in Samsung's multimedia system products after a successful previous deployment in Samsung's System LSI Division. Tensilica's HiFi architecture is the most popular commercial audio core for system-on-chip (SOC) designs.

"We selected the Tensilica HiFi Audio DSP because of its impressive performance capabilities and because of the breadth of software codecs available," stated K.W. Chun, vice president, Digital Media & Communications Business of Samsung Electronics. "The HiFi 2 Audio DSP can execute the most demanding multi-channel audio algorithms at remarkably low MHz and low power."

"We are pleased that another major division of Samsung Electronics has selected our HiFi 2 Audio DSP for their next-generation home entertainment products," stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica's president and CEO.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc. is the recognized leader in customizable dataplane processors.   Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) consist of performance intensive DSP (audio, video, imaging, and baseband signal processing) and embedded RISC processing functions (security, networking, and deeply embedded control).  The automated design tools behind all of Tensilica's application specific processor cores enable rapid customization to meet specific data-plane performance targets.  Tensilica's DSPs and processors power 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 DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.

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  • 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.,  Panasonic Mobile, Penstar, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, PowerLayer Microsystems, Samsung, 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.