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LG Already Uses Tensilica’s Processors for Video in T-DMB Chipset
SANTA CLARA, Calif., and SEOUL, Korea – February 5, 2007 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that LG Electronics of Korea has licensed Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 330HiFi Audio Engine, the industry’s most popular audio processor core for cellular handsets. LG Electronics will use the Diamond Standard 330HiFi Audio Engine in next-generation mobile TV chipset designs.
LG Electronics currently uses Tensilica’s Xtensa processors for video and control processing in their Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (T-DMB) phone.
“We picked Tensilica’s Diamond Standard 330HiFi Audio Engine for three main reasons: low power, availability of a wide range of audio codecs, and our strong relationship with Tensilica’s technology in our DMB group,” stated Dr. Woo-Hyun Paik, Vice President of LG. “Tensilica’s Audio Engine is a proven solution, ready to drop into our next-generation designs.”
“LG’s engineers are leaders in handset design throughout the world, especially in delivery of advanced features like mobile multimedia,” stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing. “By using our HiFi 2 Audio Engine, which is a drop-in audio solution, they can leverage software application packages, including a wide range of audio and speech encoders and decoders, to bring an even richer selection of multimedia features to the next generation of LG multimedia chipset designs.”
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 06657.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications, employing more than 72,000 people working in over 120 operations including 80 subsidiaries around the world. Comprising four business units -- Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media with 2005 global consolidated sales of US $43.4 billion -- LG Electronics is the world’s largest producer of CDMA handsets, residential air conditioners, plasma panels, optical storage products, DVD players and home theater systems. For more information please visit www.lge.com.
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.