Innovative Tensilica-Based Products on Display at CES 2008

LAS VEGAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 7, 2008— Tensilica,(R) Inc. today announced that over 30 companies that either license Tensilica's popular processor cores or use merchant market semiconductor products that include Tensilica's cores will be displaying products at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). These Tensilica-enabled products include some of the most advanced, innovative consumer devices, including LCD TVs, cellular phones, WiFi-enabled notebook computers, inkjet and laser printers.

Over 125 companies worldwide have licensed Tensilica's processor cores, including the industry's most popular audio DSP and the only programmable video engine with H.264 Main Profile support. The high volume consumer entertainment and consumer communications segments are driving the industry-wide proliferation of Tensilica's configurable Xtensa processor family and the Diamond Standard processor family - the fastest growing standard architecture in the industry. Tensilica's processor cores are particularly attractive to SOC (system on chip) design teams because they use less power, provide more performance and cost less than other processor cores.

The list of exhibitors at CES that either license Tensilica's Xtensa(R) configurable or Diamond Standard processor cores or use Tensilica-powered silicon products includes: AMD, Atheros Communications, Belkin, Broadcom, Cisco, Cypress Semiconductor, Dell, D-Link Systems, Epson, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, iBiquity Digital, Intel, JVC, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Marvell, Mediaphy, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC Electronics, NTT Electronics, NVIDIA, Olevia, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Validity Sensors, and XM Radio.

Some of the most innovative solutions on display that include Tensilica processors include:
-- AMD uses Tensilica's processors for audio and video functions in
   the Imageon family of Media Processors, which are used in mobile
   phones from Cingular, Motorola, Panasonic and Samsung; and ATI
   Radeon graphics chips with Avivo-HD UVD technology.

-- Epson uses multiple Tensilica processors for the entire image
   processing engine in its latest inkjet photo printer lines.

-- HP uses Tensilica processors in its popular low-cost Laserjet
   product line.

-- LG Electronics uses Tensilica's processors in their mobile phones
   for the Korean T-DMB and European DVB-H television services.
-- NVIDIA uses Tensilica processors in high-performance graphics cards
   and chips for cellular phones.

-- Samsung's HD Radio chip set, which is based on a Tensilica
   processor core, will be displayed at the iBiquity booth.

-- Syntax Olevia 7 Series 1080p 42" and 47" LCD TV displays and the
   65" Olevia 265TFHD LCD TV feature the integrated Realta HQV video
   processing engine from Silicon Optix, a Tensilica licensee.

-- Other products from CES vendors using the Silicon Optix HQV chip
    -- Yamaha DPX-1300 high-performance digital video projector
    -- Mitsubishi HC5000BL 1080p LCD projector
    -- Samsung Blu-Ray DVD Player

-- Tensilica-based chips provide the wireless USB functions for
   notebooks from Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba as well as the wireless USB
   hubs and adapters from Belkin and D-Link.

Tensilica will be hosting meetings in its suites at the Venetian Hotel at CES. To schedule a meeting, please contact Toni Garza at

About Tensilica

Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in configurable processor technology and has leveraged that technology to become the leading supplier of licensable controllers and DSP cores for mobile audio and video applications. Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU, network, and specialty DSP processors on the market today - including full software toolchain and modeling support - in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. The modern design behind all of Tensilica's processor cores provide semiconductor companies and system OEMs with the lowest power, smallest area solutions for high-volume products including mobile phones and other consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer peripherals. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven processors, visit

Editors' Notes:
-- Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to
   Tensilica Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are
   trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

-- Tensilica's announced licensees include Afa Technologies, ALPS,
   Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD (ATI), Avision, Bay
   Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Brocade,
   Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, DS2, EE
   Solutions, Epson, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson
   Soft, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper
   Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell,
   MediaPhy, NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, NetEffect,
   Neterion, Nethra Imaging, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT),
   NuFront, NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., Penstar, Plato Networks,
   PnpNetwork Technologies, Server Engines, SiBEAM, Silicon Optix,
   Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, u-Nav
   Microelectronics, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor
   Company of Japan (JVC), and XM Radio.


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