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Algotochip Becomes Tensilica Design Center Partner

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/13 -- Tensilica®, Inc. today announced that Algotochip has joined its Xtensions™ partner network and will offer design services that incorporate Tensilica's DPUs (dataplane processor units). Algotochip now has access to Tensilica's technology to help it market and deploy innovative solutions that will enable developers to get their Tensilica-based products to market faster.

"The digital solution we provide is unique to the individual customer and completely owned by that customer," said Didier Boivin, Algotochip's vice president of marketing. "Once we receive the C-code and test-vectors to verify it, Algotochip does all the work involved in creating a complete digital solution including all the necessary software and firmware for the Tensilica DPUs. The customer doesn't have to learn any new tools and can focus on the product specification and algorithms -- realizing the digital solution through our relationship."

Algotochip's patented approach can speed hardware and software design for SOCs (systems on chip) in as little as eight weeks. Algotochip guarantees that its SOC meets all the performance specifications made by the customers, and ensures that it will be right the first time.

"We are delighted to add Algotochip to our design center partner program," stated Chris Jones, Tensilica's director of product marketing. "They have extensive expertise in many areas of chip design and can help customers get their chips to market much faster."

About Algotochip
Algotochip is the industry's first company to provide complete SOC GDSII from Algorithms written in behavioral C-code in weeks versus years with conventional design approach. The company's patented approach provides many direct benefits to the customer going from time to market to design cost to lower power through proprietary power aware architecture design. The company is privately held and based in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A. For additional information, please visit http://www.algotochip.com.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in dataplane processor IP core licensing with over 200 licensees. Dataplane processors (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of DSPs and CPUs while delivering 10 to 100x the performance because they can be optimized using Tensilica's automated design tools to meet specific and demanding signal processing performance targets. Tensilica's DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and seven out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for designs in mobile wireless, telecom and network infrastructure, computing and storage, and home and auto entertainment. Tensilica offers standard cores and hardware/software solutions that can be used as is or easily customized by semiconductor companies and OEMs for added differentiation. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit www.tensilica.com.

Tensilica is a registered trademark belonging to Tensilica, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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