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Cavium Picks Tensilica for Next-Generation Wireless Broadband Application

Santa Clara, CA USA- September 14, 2011 -Tensilica, Inc. today announced that Cavium has licensed Tensilica's IP for its next-generation wireless broadband products. The Tensilica products selected include Tensilica's popular baseband IP specialized for channel decode applications and signal processing to achieve best-in-class speed, power and performance. Cavium is a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, wireless, storage and video.

"Tensilica's IP will help us achieve best-in-class speed/power/performance, faster time-to-market and great flexibility through efficient programmability," stated Raj Singh, general manager, Wireless Broadband Group, Cavium. "We were particularly delighted with Tensilica's understanding of the computational processing required for wireless broadband and their great technical support."

"We are very pleased and impressed by the competence and thoroughness of the Cavium's engineering and business teams in developing their next-generation wireless broadband products," stated Eric Dewannain, Tensilica's vice president and general manager, baseband business unit. "Cavium's products have been designed into numerous products from the world's leading networking, wireless, storage and security vendors."

About Cavium

Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 40+ Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium's processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium's principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, China and Taiwan. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in customizable dataplane processor IP cores. Dataplane processors combine the best capabilities of DSP and CPU while delivering 10 to 100x 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, 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, Avision, Bay Microsystems, Brocade, Broadcom, Cavium, Chelsio, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, EE Solutions, Epson, Fujitsu Ltd., Fujitsu Semiconductor, Huawei, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell,  Maxim, NEC Corporation, Nethra Imaging, Novatek, NuFront, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.,  Panasonic Mobile, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, PowerLayer Microsystems, QLogic, Samsung, SiBEAM, Sirius XM Radio ,Sony, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), and Wolfson Microelectronics.