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Avision Uses Tensilica Xtensa Processor in Scanner Product

Taipei, Taiwan, and Santa Clara, Calif., June 11, 2003 Tensilica, Inc., the leading provider of configurable and extensible processors, today announced that Avision has successfully designed the Xtensa configurable processor into an office image product that will be in volume production in the second half of this year.

"We picked Tensilica’s Xtensa processor because we liked the speed, low power and off-the-shelf development tools," stated Charlie Chou, Vice President of Avision Inc. "Rather than implement the entire image processing algorithm set in traditional hardwired RTL datapath, we extended the processor with additional instructions that gave us excellent performance and required much less design time and fewer engineers. Xtensa helped us achieve rapid success in the development of the critical image processing chip."

"We’re very pleased that Avision selected the Xtensa processor for their imaging application and that we were able to help them achieve their aggressive time-to-volume goals," stated Bernie Rosenthal, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Tensilica.

About Avision

Avision Inc., founded in 1991 and headquartered in Taiwan’s Science-Based Industrial Park, is a leading manufacturer of image scanners and multi-function products. Avision currently has additional overseas manufacturing capabilities, and employs over 700 people worldwide. The company received ISO9001 certification in 1993 and ISO14001 certification in 2000. Avision is located at 20 Creation Road 1, Science-based Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, R.O.C. and can be contacted at 886-3-578-2388 or via www.avision.com.tw.

About Tensilica

Tensilica was founded in July 1997 to address the growing need for optimized, application-specific microprocessor solutions in high-volume embedded applications. With a configurable and extensible microprocessor core called Xtensa, Tensilica is the only company that has automated and patented the time-consuming process of generating a customized microprocessor core along with a complete software development tool environment, producing new configurations in a matter of hours. For more information, visit www.tensilica.com.

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Editors’ Notes:

  • "Tensilica" and "Xtensa" are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
  • Tensilica’s announced licensees are Agilent, Astute Networks, Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Conexant Systems, Cypress, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, Hughes Network Systems, IC4IC, Ikanos Communications, JNI Corporation, Marvell, Mindspeed Technologies, National Semiconductor, NEC Labs, NEC Networks, NEC Solutions, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., ONEX Communications, OptiX Networks, Osaka & Kyoto Universities, S2io, Sony, TranSwitch Corporation, Trebia Networks, Victor Company of Japan (JVC) and ZiLOG.