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SANTA CLARA, Calif. USA and TOKYO, Japan February 12, 2013 Tensilica, Inc. and Morpho, Inc. today announced that they are partnering to port Morphos innovative mobile imaging software to Tensilicas new IVP imaging DSP (digital signal processor). Morpho has been a Tensilica Xtensions partner for several years and will help support new joint customers with their extensive background in imaging algorithm development.
Morpho has very strong expertise in image processing software and algorithms for camera-equipped mobile devices, stated Jack Guedj, Tensilicas president and CEO. Many leading companies already use Morphos software, and should be interested in the performance and efficiency boost theyll see in Morphos features ported to our IVP DSP.
Tensilicas very efficient, low-power imaging DSP IP core is an excellent match for our imaging software, stated Dr. Masaki Hiraga, president of Morpho. We see strong interest in the market for enhanced imaging solutions and we look forward to working with Tensilica in this area.
IVP is an imaging and video dataplane processor (DPU) that is ideal for the complex image, video and gesture recognition signal processing functions in mobile handsets, tablets, digital televisions (DTV), automotive, video games and computer vision. The IVP DSP has a unique instruction set tuned for imaging and video pixel processing that gives it an instruction throughput of over 16x the number of 16-bit pixel operations compared to that of the typical host CPU with single-issue vector instructions. In addition to its raw instruction throughput advantage to host CPUs, the imaging specific compound instructions supported by IVP give it a higher peak performance of 10 to 20x and much higher energy efficiency. IVPs rich instruction set has more than 300 imaging, video and vision-oriented vector operations, each of which applies to 32 or more 16-bit pixels per cycle.
About Morpho, Inc.
Established in 2004, Morpho, Inc. has built substantial brand recognition in the field of software image processing for mobile devices. Customers utilizing Morpho, Inc.s software technologies include carriers, processing platform providers and mobile device manufacturers making the company a global player in mobile imaging. For more information visit http://www.morphoinc.com/en/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in dataplane processor IP cores, with over 200 licensees. Dataplane processors (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of DSPs and CPUs while delivering 10 to 100x the performance because they can be optimized using Tensilicas automated design tools to meet specific and demanding signal processing performance targets. Tensilicas DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and seven out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for designs in mobile wireless, telecom and network infrastructure, computing and storage, and home and auto entertainment. Tensilica offers standard cores and hardware/software solutions that can be used as is or easily customized by semiconductor companies and OEMs for added differentiation. For more information on Tensilicas patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.