SOURCE: Tensilica


July 12, 2011 08:01 ET

Dream Chip Technology Becomes Tensilica System-on-Chip (SOC) Design Center Partner

GARBSEN, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2011) - Tensilica,® Inc. today announced that Dream Chip Technologies (DCT), of Garbsen, Germany, has joined Tensilica's Xtensions™ partner network and become an authorized design center. As a Tensilica Xtensions partner, DCT will support customers on Tensilica's Xtensa® processor IP (intellectual property) cores, particularly for complex multimedia designs. DCT's engineers have extensive experience using Tensilica's processors in SOC (system-on-chip) designs.

"DCT has expertise in Tensilica technology so they can assist our mutual customers in getting to market quickly," stated Chris Jones, Tensilica's director of marketing. "They have a wealth of experience in low-power multimedia designs."

"Programmable designs have become more and more popular in the industry and Tensilica is offering the processor flexibility that customers require, complemented by an excellent tool chain," according to Peter Schaper, CEO of DCT. He added, "With our strong team and our expertise in TIE development, we are looking forward to supporting Tensilica's customers in Europe."

About Dream Chip Technologies
Dream Chip Technologies is a German engineering company supporting their European customers with SOC, FPGA, and embedded software designs for the consumer, industrial and automotive industry. DCT has a strong record in image and video processing developments, for more information please visit

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in customizable dataplane processor IP cores. Dataplane processors combine the best capabilities of DSP and CPU while delivering 10 to 100x the performance because they can be optimized 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, storage, networking, wireless base station and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit

Editors' Notes:

  • Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Tensilica's announced licensees include: Afa Technologies, ALPS, Aquantia, Astute Networks, Atheros, AMD, Avision, Bay Microsystems, Brocade, Broadcom, Chelsio, Cisco Systems, CMC Microsystems, Conexant Systems, Design Art Networks, EE Solutions, Epson, Fujitsu Ltd., Fujitsu Microelectronics, Huawei, iBiquity Digital, Ikanos Communications, Intel, Juniper Networks, LG Electronics, Lucid Information Technology, Marvell, Maxim, NEC Corporation, Nethra Imaging, Novatek, NuFront, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., Panasonic Mobile, Plato Networks, PnpNetwork Technologies, PowerLayer Microsystems, QLogic, Samsung, SiBEAM, Sirius XM Radio, Sony, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, Triductor Technology, Valens Semiconductor, Validity Sensors, Victor Company of Japan (JVC), and Wolfson Microelectronics.

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