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Sibridge Technologies Becomes Tensilica Authorized Design Center

Brings Xtensa-based SoC Integration and Firmware Development Expertise

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – December 4, 2008 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that Sibridge Technologies has become an authorized Tensilica design center, supporting customers of both the Xtensa configurable processors and the Diamond Standard processor cores. Sibridge has offices in Fremont, CA, and Ahmedabad, India, and supports a number of global electronics companies.

Sibridge provides innovative solutions for design, verification, and silicon platform software development of SoCs to semiconductors worldwide. The company offers a unique blend of three critical components in the development of SoCs: design and verification IP portfolios; strong chip design, integration and verification expertise; and pre and post silicon firmware development and validation for streaming media and networking applications.

"Tensilica processors have enabled a new, highly optimized and time-efficient approach to SoC developments. Several of our customers have incorporated Xtensa in their multimedia and networking chips," said Rajesh Shah, CEO of Sibridge. "We now have the opportunity to provide valued-added solutions around Xtensa to semiconductor companies worldwide."

"The Sibridge team has a successful track record in providing SoC design-verification and firmware development solutions for innovative architectures like Xtensa," stated Chris Jones, Tensilica’s director of strategic alliances. "Our customers will benefit from their addition to Tensilica’s expanding list of authorized design center partners."

About Sibridge Technologies

Sibridge Technologies is an innovative value-added solutions provider to semiconductor companies worldwide. The company is singularly focused on design & verification-to-validation solutions in the development of SoCs by utilizing its expertise, IP portfolio, and deep domain knowledge of streaming media and networking applications. Sibridge customers include several leading Silicon Valley chip and system companies. The company has design centers in Ahmedabad, India, and Fremont, California.

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable dataplane processors.   Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) consist of performance intensive DSP (audio, video, imaging, and baseband signal processing) and embedded RISC processing functions (security, networking, and deeply embedded control).  The automated design tools behind all of Tensilica's application specific processor cores enable rapid customization to meet specific data-plane performance targets.  Tensilica's DSPs and processors power top tier semiconductor companies, innovative start-ups, and system OEMs for high-volume products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including portable media players, digital TV, and broadband set top boxes), 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 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, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Brocade, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, DS2, EE Solutions, Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, NetEffect, Neterion, Nethra Imaging, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), NuFront, NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., Panasonic Mobile, Penstar, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, PowerLayer Microsystems, SiBEAM, Silicon Optix, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, u-Nav Microelectronics, UpZide, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), WiLinx, WiQuest Communications, and XM Radio