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KPIT Cummins becomes Authorized Tensilica System-on-Chip (SoC) Design Center

To Help Customers Bring Feature-Rich In-Vehicle Entertainment Devices Faster to Market

Pune, Bangalore, India - August 17, 2010 - Tensilica, Inc. today announced that KPIT Cummins (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a leading product engineering and IT consulting partner to manufacturing companies, has joined Tensilica's Xtensions partner network and become an authorized design center. As a Tensilica Xtensions partner, KPIT Cummins will extend its capabilities to support customers on Xtensa core-based designs for a broad range of ASICs for infotainment and consumer electronics applications.


KPIT Cummins, with its strong focus on providing IP-led solutions and services, has leveraged its expertise in digital design, combined with analog and mixed signal and product engineering capabilities, to create designs that have been successfully integrated into SoCs for infotainment systems, digital still cameras, Blue-ray DVD players, mobile and handhelds, and microcontrollers in a wide variety of technology nodes ranging from 0.35µ to 40nm.


"KPIT Cummins has built expertise in Tensilica technology to assist our mutual customers in getting to market quickly," stated Chris Jones, Tensilica's director of strategic alliances. "They have a wealth of experience in deeply embedded applications in a variety of end markets."


"KPIT Cummins has always endeavored to develop solutions that help our customers bring their products faster to market. Tensilica's Xtensa dataplane processing units will help in reducing the development and verification time of infotainment, image-processing applications and network processing" stated Girish Wardadkar, president and executive director, KPIT Cummins.

About KPIT Cummins

KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a trusted global IT consulting and product engineering partner, is focused on co-innovating domain intensive technology solutions for manufacturing corporations (with special focus on Automotive, Hi-Tech, Industrials and Energy & Utilities verticals) to help its customers become efficient, integrated and innovative enterprises.

A leader in technology solutions and services, KPIT Cummins currently partners with 100+ global manufacturing corporations including 50+ Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), semiconductor companies and Tier 1s, helping them globalize efficiently & bring complex technology products/ systems faster to their global markets. Please visit www.kpitcummins.com for more information.

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.
  • Over 150 companies have licensed Tensilica's DPUs, including: Afa Technologies, ALPS, AMD, Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, Audience, Avision, Bay Microsystems, Blue Wonder, Broadcom, Brocade, Chelsio Communications, Cisco Systems,, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, EE Solutions, Epson, Exar, Fujitsu, the HiSilicon division of Huawei, Hudson Soft, Hughes Network Systems, iBiquity Digital, IDT, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell,  NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, Nethra Imaging, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), Novatek, NuFront, NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.,  Panasonic Mobile, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, PowerLayer Microsystems, QLogic, Samsung, Sandforce, Server Engines, SiBEAM, Sirius XM Radio, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, Telegent Systems, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, WiLinx, and Wolfson Microelectronics.