MediaPhy Licenses Tensilica's Diamond Standard 108Mini Processor Core

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 15, 2007— Tensilica(R), Inc. today announced that MediaPhy Corporation, of San Jose, Calif., has licensed the Diamond Standard 108Mini, the industry's lowest power 32-bit processor core for SOC (system-on-chip) design. MediaPhy will use the Diamond Standard 108Mini in its next generation mobile audio and video entertainment designs.

"One of our main target application areas is battery operated mobile/portable devices where power consumption is a very critical factor," stated Mohammad Moradi, co-founder and executive vice presdient of Engineering at MediaPhy. "As such, we have chosen the Tensilica Diamond Standard 108Mini processor core to benefit from its low power consumption and small area at the same time."

"Companies like MediaPhy, who are designing innovative new chip designs for portable devices, inspire us to keep pushing the envelope for more performance at lower power," stated Antonio J. Viana, Tensilica's senior vice president of worldwide sales. "We are happy to make a strong contribution to their first products."

About MediaPhy Corporation

Based in Silicon Valley, California, MediaPhy Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company developing solutions for next generation mobile audio and video entertainment applications. Targeting cell phones, portable media players (PMP), laptops, PCs, PDAs and automotive entertainment applications, MediaPhy's technology is designed to enable mobile television on a worldwide basis. For more information on the company and its technology please visit

About Tensilica

Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty DSP processors on the market today, in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. Tensilica's low-power, benchmark proven processors have been designed into high-volume products at industry leaders in the digital consumer, networking and telecommunications markets. All Tensilica processor cores are complete with a matching software development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and hardware implementation tool support. For more information on Tensilica's patented approach to the creation of application-specific building blocks for SOC design, visit

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 ALPS, AMCC (JNI Corporation), Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, ATI, Avago Technologies, Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Conexant Systems, Cypress, Crimson Microsystems, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, Hughes Network Systems, Ikanos Communications, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, MediaPhy, MediaWorks, NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, NetEffect, Neterion, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., sci-worx, Seiko Epson, Solid State Systems, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, u-Nav Microelectronics and Victor Company of Japan (JVC).


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