Tensilica, eInfochips to Create Software Development Center in India

12/15/2004 - Tensilica, Inc., the leading supplier of configurable and extensible microprocessor cores, and eInfochips, a leading provider of intellectual property and design services, announced plans to set up a software development center in India to focus on extending the IP solutions around the Xtensa® platform. eInfochips’ will also develop new embedded tools and testing suites for the Tensilica processor.

“We want to leverage the excellent software development and testing talent available in India,” stated Chris Rowen, president and CEO of Tensilica. “This is our first step into the market in India, where there’s a growing wealth of engineers that understand embedded tools and system-on-chip (SOC) design. We see big opportunities in this growing market for our high-performance configurable processors in roles once dominated by hardwired logic design.”

“We chose to partner with eInfochips because they’re based in India and understand how to run strong engineering teams that work closely with US companies,” added Rowen. “Their proven track record minimizes our risk and lets us take advantage of the wealth of software engineering talent available in India.”

“Tensilica’s Xtensa architecture has significantly reduced SOC design times in addition to meeting low-power, high processing bandwidth requirements of most embedded applications,” said Pratul Shroff, president and CEO of eInfochips. “By working together to extend Tensilica’s product offering, we add value to Tensilica’s future business and growth. Our endeavor is to continuously seek new ways to add value & benefits to our partners. When you combine access to India’s strong engineering resources, with a proven outsourcing model, that we call Applied Outsourcing Model (AOM), companies like Tensilica can maintain their technical edge and at the same time save time in their development cycles.”

About eInfochips, Inc.
eInfochips Inc., based in Santa Clara, CA and Ahmedabad, India, is a leading provider of ASIC design services, Embedded systems solutions and IP cores. The Company combines innovative business and development models worldwide to deliver total solutions for technology companies. eInfochips capabilities extend from Specification to Silicon to System: with domain expertise spanning ASIC/SoC Design and verification, automated verification methodologies using HVL, eVC development, physical layout & implementation, firmware development, DSP hardware & algorithms and board design. For more information, visit www.einfochips.com

About Tensilica
Tensilica was founded in July 1997 to address the growing need for optimized, application-specific microprocessor solutions in high-volume embedded applications. With a configurable and extensible microprocessor core called Xtensa, Tensilica is the only company that has automated and patented the time-consuming process of generating a customized microprocessor core along with a complete software development tool environment, producing new configurations in a matter of hours. For more information, visit www.tensilica.com.

Tensilica, and Xtensa are registered trademarks and Xplorer is a trademark belonging to Tensilica Inc.

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