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SANTA CLARA and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - May 25, 2010 -Tensilica, Inc. and Iberium Communications, Inc. today announced that they have established a partnership to develop solutions for digital television (DTV). Tensilica is the leading provider of dataplane processors (DPUs) for system-on-chip (SOC) designs. Iberium is a leader in semiconductor IP cores for DTV.
"We entered into this partnership because we foresee a need to provide flexible, multi-standard IP solutions for the increasing number and complexity of worldwide DTV standards," stated Slobodan Simovich, Iberium's CEO. "Tensilica's DPU technology is a superior programmable platform that delivers performance and power efficiencies 10 to 100X greater than legacy CPU or DSP platforms."
"We are pleased to partner with Iberium because of both their great expertise in DTV standards and their broadband DTV interoperability testing acumen," stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica's vice president of marketing and business development. "With the rapid proliferation of digital television standards and DTV-enabled products, it makes sense for Tensilica to partner with a leader that has application-specific expertise in this field."
About Iberium Communications
Iberium Communications is a San Francisco, Calif., based company with engineering offices in Doylestown, Penn., engaged in the design, development and marketing of semiconductor IP cores for the reception of DTV signals for multiple transmission standards. Iberium's demodulator technologies yield superior performance and smaller chip sizes than today's market leaders. For more information, visit www.iberiumcommunications.com.
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in customizable dataplane processor IP cores. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of CPUs and DSPs while delivering 10 to 100x 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.