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MegaChips Selects Tensilica’s HiFi Audio/Voice DSP for Consumer Products Designs

OSAKA, Japan, and SANTA CLARA, Calif. USA – October 3, 2012 –Tensilica, Inc. today announced that MegaChips Corporation has selected Tensilica’s HiFi Audio/Voice DSP (digital signal processor) for use in several key SOC (system-on-chip) designs.

“We selected Tensilica’s HiFi DSP for our customers because it was the best choice in the market,” stated Gen Sasaki, director/officer, general manager Division No. 2, MegaChips. “HiFi has been designed into hundreds of products, already has over 100 software packages ported to it, and can be used for everything from power-sensitive portable devices to home entertainment.”

“MegaChips specializes in very advanced custom chips for major consumer products systems OEMs,” stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s senior director of multimedia marketing. “They have considerable expertise in audio processing technology and we are pleased they chose our DSP.”

Tensilica’s HiFi Audio DSPs are the leading licensable audio DSP IP cores, licensed by over 50 customers including many of the top 10 semiconductor manufacturers and leading system OEMs. The HiFi Audio DSPs support over 100 audio/voice codecs and audio/voice pre-and post-processing applications and can target applications requiring leading performance, as well as ultra-low power. The HiFi Audio DSPs are part of Tensilica’s growing line of DPUs (dataplane processors) that efficiently do the challenging, compute and signal processing intensive tasks in SOC designs.

About MegaChips Corporation

MegaChips Corporation specializes in the design, development and sales of systems LSIs, and electronic devices and systems products with LSIs manufactured by the Company. More information is available at http://www.megachips.co.jp/.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in customizable dataplane processor IP cores with almost 200 core licensees. 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 seven 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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