Update: Cadence Completes Acquisition of Tensilica (Apr 24, 2013)
Setting the benchmark for world-class audio
Edinburgh, UK -- April 29, 2010 - Wolfson Microelectronics plc and Tensilica, Inc., today announced a licence agreement to create a low power, high definition (HD) sound platform.
Combining Wolfson’s world-leading mixed-signal technology and audio expertise with Tensilica’s innovative HiFi audio digital signal processor (DSP) cores, this licence agreement will bring HD sound to multimedia platforms, including mobile handsets, netbooks, smartbooks, digital TVs and other multimedia devices.
With HD video a well-established standard in today’s consumer electronics world, this partnership will set the benchmark for HD sound and address consumer demand for crystal clear audio.
Mike Hickey, CEO of Wolfson, said, “We are delighted to be working with Tensilica and integrating their unique and high-quality digital signal processing IP cores into our solutions to enhance the quality of the consumer audio experience.”
“Including Tensilica IP in Wolfson’s audio system will enable customers to maximise audio quality in multimedia products with a low power and cost efficient audio subsystem.”
Jack Guedj, CEO of Tensilica, said, “Wolfson is a leader in high-quality and low-power mixed-signal audio and we are pleased to be at the forefront of their expansion into the digital audio realm utilizing the HiFi EP Audio DSP. Tensilica will enable Wolfson to offer a best-in-class complete audio sub-system, and we look forward to further partnerships with our complementary technology offering.”
About Wolfson Microelectronics
Wolfson Microelectronics is a global leader in the supply of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor solutions to the consumer electronics market. In the home, in the office and on the move, Wolfson’s innovative technology can be found at the heart of many of the world’s leading digital consumer goods, including premier hi-fi equipment, mobile phones, MP3 players, flat panel TVs, digital still cameras and portable navigation devices.
The company’s headquarters is located in Edinburgh, UK. Wolfson’s customers are located worldwide, and so is Wolfson, with design centres, sales offices, applications teams and engineering expertise across Europe, the US and Asia. Wolfson Microelectronics plc is listed on the London stock exchange (LSE: WLF.L). For more information about Wolfson Microelectronics, please visit: www.wolfsonmicro.com
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in customizable dataplane processors IP cores. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of CPUs and DSPs while delivering 10-to-100-times the performance because they can be customized 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 and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica’s patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.