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Yokohama, JAPAN – January 30, 2007 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that Sony Corporation has renewed and updated its license for Tensilica’s Xtensa LX2 configurable processor.
“Sony’s engineers realize the value of using a configurable processor to lower power and significantly improve performance in hand-held, battery powered devices,” stated Chris Rowen, Tensilica’s president and CEO. “We expect the Xtensa LX2 processor core will be used in designing Sony’s future consumer product and look forward to working with them on their next-generation design projects.”
About Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading personal broadband entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $64 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net.
Tensilica offers the broadest line of full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family and controller, CPU, and specialty DSP processors on the market today, in an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores. 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 www.tensilica.com.