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Fujitsu Signs Multi-Year Corporate License for Tensilica’s Audio, Baseband DSP and Dataplane Processor IP Cores

Yokohama, JAPAN, and Santa Clara, Calif. USA - January 31, 2011 - Tensilica, Inc., today announced that Fujitsu Limited has signed a multi-year corporate license for Tensilica's audio, baseband DSP (digital signal processor) and dataplane processor units (DPUs), which are a combination of highly efficient DSP and embedded control processor cores for SOC (system-on-chip) design that can be optimized to achieved 10x to 100x speed and power improvements. The contract includes access to Tensilica IP cores for all Fujitsu divisions.

"In the development of our next-generation high-performance mobile terminals, we realized the great performance,power and time-to-market benefits of Tensilica's technology," stated Minoru Sakata, president, Mobile Phones Unit, Fujitsu Limited. "This is why we have decided to expand its use throughout our product lines."

"Fujitsu is a leading ICT (information and communications technology) provider worldwide," stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica's president and CEO. "We are excited about their success to date using Tensilica's audio, baseband DSPs and DPUs.  We look forward to working closely with this outstanding company as they develop new products with our technology."

About Tensilica


Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in customizable dataplane processor IP cores. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of DSP and CPU while delivering 10 to100x the performance because they can be optimized 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, wireless base station 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 are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Tensilica's announced licensees include:  Afa Technologies, ALPS,  Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay Microsystems, Brocade, Broadcom, Chelsio, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, EE Solutions, Epson, Fujitsu Ltd., Fujitsu Microelectronics, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell,  Maxim, NEC Corporation, Nethra Imaging, NuFront, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.,  Panasonic Mobile, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, PowerLayer Microsystems, QLogic, Samsung, SiBEAM, Sony, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), and Sirius XM Radio.