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Tensilica and Iberium Partner for Solutions for DTV Market

SANTA CLARA and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  - May 25, 2010 -Tensilica, Inc. and Iberium Communications, Inc. today announced that they have established a partnership to develop solutions for digital television (DTV). Tensilica is the leading provider of dataplane processors (DPUs) for system-on-chip (SOC) designs. Iberium is a leader in semiconductor IP cores for DTV.

"We entered into this partnership because we foresee a need to provide flexible, multi-standard IP solutions for the increasing number and complexity of worldwide DTV standards," stated Slobodan Simovich, Iberium's CEO. "Tensilica's DPU technology is a superior programmable platform that delivers performance and power efficiencies 10 to 100X greater than legacy CPU or DSP platforms."

"We are pleased to partner with Iberium because of both their great expertise in DTV standards and their broadband DTV interoperability testing acumen," stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica's vice president of marketing and business development. "With the rapid proliferation of digital television standards and DTV-enabled products, it makes sense for Tensilica to partner with a leader that has application-specific expertise in this field."

About Iberium Communications

Iberium Communications is a San Francisco, Calif.,  based company with engineering offices in Doylestown, Penn., engaged in the design, development and marketing of semiconductor IP cores for the reception of DTV signals for multiple transmission standards. Iberium's demodulator technologies yield superior performance and smaller chip sizes than today's market leaders. For more information, visit www.iberiumcommunications.com.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in customizable dataplane processor IP cores. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of CPUs and DSPs while delivering

10 to 100x the performance because they can be customized using Tensilica's automated design tools to meet specific signal processing performance targets. Tensilica's DPUs  power SOC designs at system OEMs and six 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, digital still cameras 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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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:  ADDMM, Afa Technologies, ALPS,  Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay Microsystems, Blue Wonder, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, DS2, EE Solutions, Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd., the HiSilicon division of Huawei, Hudson Soft, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, IDT, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell,  NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, Neterion, Nethra Imaging, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), NuFront, NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.,  Panasonic Mobile, Penstar, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, PowerLayer Microsystems, QLogic, Samsung, SiBEAM, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, UpZide, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), WiLinx, Wolfson Microelectronics, and XM Radio.