Cypress Licenses Tensilica's Xtensa Processor as Product Development Platform for USB and Wireless Products

10/15/2002 - Tensilica and Cypress Semiconductor announced that Cypress plans to use Tensilica’s Xtensa processor as the base product development platform for several future USB and wireless products. Cypress is recognized as the world leader in USB and believes Tensilica has the best total solution for its product roadmap.

"After an extensive competitive evaluation, we decided to partner with Tensilica because of its robust development tool chain and ability to scale the Xtensa processor depending on the application," said Cathal Phelan, vice president, Personal Communications Division, Cypress. "We’ve been looking for a processor that is easy to configure; we intend to add custom instructions for maximum performance. Tensilica automatically generates a tool chain that matches each exact configuration, which will help us speed up our development cycles."

"Cypress became a leader in the USB and wireless chip markets by getting innovative new chips to market much faster than other suppliers, and we’re delighted to help them reach new milestones by moving critical tasks to customized Xtensa processors," stated Bernie Rosenthal, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Tensilica.

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