Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Tensilica (Apr 24, 2013)
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Nov. 28, 2005
-- Tensilica(R), Inc., today announced that E L & Associates, of Pleasanton, Calif., is now an authorized Tensilica design center. E L & Associates already supports several Tensilica customers with their system-on-chip (SOC) design programs, and is a leader in the design (RTL to GDS2), design-for-test (DFT), and design-for-manufacturing (DFM) integrated solutions for complex SOC architectures.
"The increasing customer demand for complex, yet flexible SOC platforms to meet changing codes and standards makes Tensilica's automated design methodology and configurable processor architecture a compelling solution," stated Ruben Fong, vice president of business development and sales, E L & Associates. "E L & Associates is happy to be an integral part of Tensilica's team. Our intimate knowledge of the architecture will significantly contribute to the success of Tensilica's strategy."
"E L & Associates is well respected for their breadth and depth of understanding of SOC design engineering," said Steve Roddy, vice president of marketing for Tensilica. "Working with their customers, they have completed over 650 chips with companies ranging from small start-ups to large multinationals. Their expertise will make them a valuable resource for our customers."
E L & Associates joins the growing list of third-party companies that have joined the popular "Tensilica Xtensions Network." Design center members have been authorized to assist Xtensa licensees with the configuration, implementation and evaluation of SOC designs.
About E L & Associates, Inc.
E L & Associates, Inc. is a leader in the ASIC/COT Design (RTL to GDS2), Design-For-Test (DFT) and Design-For-Manufacturing (DFM) integrated solutions. E L & Associates' methodology is optimized to manage risk in design, manufacturing and product deployment. The company is engaged with customers from RTL phase to silicon prototype. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, since 1989, the company has design center resources in Pleasanton and Santa Clara, California, as well as Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit www.ela.com.
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.