Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Tensilica (Apr 24, 2013)
Yokohama, JAPAN, and Santa Clara, Calif. USA - January 31, 2011 - Tensilica, Inc., today announced that Fujitsu Limited has signed a multi-year corporate license for Tensilica's audio, baseband DSP (digital signal processor) and dataplane processor units (DPUs), which are a combination of highly efficient DSP and embedded control processor cores for SOC (system-on-chip) design that can be optimized to achieved 10x to 100x speed and power improvements. The contract includes access to Tensilica IP cores for all Fujitsu divisions.
"In the development of our next-generation high-performance mobile terminals, we realized the great performance,power and time-to-market benefits of Tensilica's technology," stated Minoru Sakata, president, Mobile Phones Unit, Fujitsu Limited. "This is why we have decided to expand its use throughout our product lines."
"Fujitsu is a leading ICT (information and communications technology) provider worldwide," stated Jack Guedj, Tensilica's president and CEO. "We are excited about their success to date using Tensilica's audio, baseband DSPs and DPUs. We look forward to working closely with this outstanding company as they develop new products with our technology."
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in customizable dataplane processor IP cores. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of DSP and CPU while delivering 10 to100x the performance because they can be optimized using Tensilica's automated design tools to meet specific signal processing performance targets. Tensilica's DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and six 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, wireless base station and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.