SOURCE: Tensilica


May 10, 2011 08:02 ET

Tensilica CTO and Founder Chris Rowen Presents at IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Chris Rowen, CTO and founder of Tensilica, will discuss "small processors solve BIG PROBLEMS" as the featured speaker at tonight's meeting of the IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley. Dr. Rowen will highlight the common problems faced by designers of 4G wireless systems, imaging systems and high-performance computers and how the evolution of processors opens up technical applications and silicon systems opportunities.

What and When:
"small processors solve BIG PROBLEMS"
Tuesday, May 10
7:00 p.m.

IEEE Computer Society of Silicon Valley meeting at Cadence Design Systems, Building 5, 2655 Seely Avenue, San Jose, CA

Attendance is free, but registration is requested at

About Chris Rowen
Chris Rowen is founder, chief technology officer, member of the board of directors, and Tensilica's first president. He was a pioneer in the development of RISC architecture at Stanford in the early 1980s and helped start MIPS Computer Systems, Inc. in 1984, where he served as vice president for microprocessor development. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager of the Design Reuse Group of Synopsys, Inc. He received a B.A. in physics from Harvard University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in customizable dataplane processor IP cores. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of DSP and CPU while delivering 10 to100x 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, and storage, networking, wireless base station and communications equipment. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit

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