Xtensa® Processor chosen for Broadband Optical Network SOCs
February 25, 2002, Santa Clara, California. Tensilca, Inc., the configurable and extensible microprocessor pioneer, announced today that OptiX Networks,a privately-held, Israel-U.S. company specializing in the design, development development and marketing of VLSI solutions for the broadband optical backbone market has licensed the company's Xtensa technology. OptiX Networks will employ Tensilica processor cores in VLSI chipsets targeted at Broadband Optical Backbone, Interoffice and Metro Area Communications applications.
OptiX Networks director of engineering, Aryeh Lezerovitz, said, "We have evaluated a number of approaches to fulfilling the processor requirements of our chipset, and have selected Xtensa due to its intrinsic functionality and compatibility. Our SOCs will offer many differentiated and proprietary features, and for this reason, we needed a flexible, tailorable and proven processor solution. Xtensa provides an excellent fit for our requirements."
Bernie Rosenthal, Tensilica's senior vice president of marketing and business development, commented "This design win is a poster example for Xtensa technology's broad applicability across a range of SOC applications. We are indeed pleased to be selected by OptiX Networks for their transport and optical switching chipset, and we look forward to watching their success in the market place."
About OptiX Networks Inc.
OptiX Networks is a fabless semiconductor company that is focused on developing and marketing VLSI solutions for the broadband optical backbone market. The company's mission is to be a market leader enabling the flexible support of broadband networks. Its products are targeted to support the evolving worldwide markets of both WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) transport and optical switching, which are key components in serving the worldwide telecommunications and data communications markets.
The Company has three locations: in Kfar Saba, Israel, in Weston, Massachusetts and Milpitas, California. The company's web address is www.optixnetworks.com
About Tensilica, Inc.
Tensilica was founded in July 1997 to address the fast-growing market for configurable processors and software development tools for high volume, embedded systems. Using the company's proprietary Xtensa Processor Generator, system-on-chip (SOC) designers can develop a processor subsystem hardware design and a complete software development tool environment tailored to their specific requirements in hours. Tensilica's solutions provide a proven, easy-to-use, methodology that enables designers to achieve optimum application performance in minimum design time. The Company has over 140 engineers engaged in research, development, and customer support from its offices in in Santa Clara, California; Burlington, Massachusetts; Princeton, NJ; Austin, Texas; Raleigh, NC; Oxford, U.K.; Stockholm, Sweden; Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.; and Yokohama, Japan. Tensilica is headquartered in Santa Clara, California (95054) at 3255-6 Scott Boulevard, and can be reached at (408) 986-8000 or via www.tensilica.com on the World Wide Web.
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Tensilica's announced licensees are Avision, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Conexant Systems, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hughes Network Systems, Ikanos Communications, JNI Corporation, Marvell (Galileo Technology), Mindspeed Technologies, National Semiconductor, NEC Networks, NEC Solutions, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), ONEX Communications, Osaka & Kyoto Universities, TranSwitch Corporation, Victor Company of Japan (JVC) and ZiLOG.
| ||Tensilica, Inc. || ||Tensilica, Inc. || ||Aryeh Lezerovitz |
| ||Kim Alfaro || ||Joany Draeger, Tanis Communications, Inc. || ||OptiX Networks |
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