SOURCE: Tensilica


April 05, 2012 08:00 ET

Tensilica CTO and Founder Chris Rowen Presents on LTE-Advanced Handsets at Linley Tech Mobile Conference

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 5, 2012) -

Chris Rowen, CTO and founder of Tensilica.

Dr. Rowen will present, "Power/Performance Breakthrough for LTE-Advanced Handsets," at the Linley Tech Mobile Conference in San Jose, Calif. on April 16. His discussion will include an overview on the computing challenge of multi-standard 3G/4G user-equipment baseband PHY design and Tensilica's BBE32UE DSP core which delivers 2-3x the performance of earlier DSP cores already deployed in volume handsets and almost doubles energy efficiency.

Monday, April 16
3:20 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. PT

DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, Calif.

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 Linley Tech Mobile Conference
The Linley Tech Mobile Conference will be held on April 16-17 in San Jose, Calif. The two-day, single-track conference will feature technical presentations addressing system design for mobile devices such as table computers, smartphones, navigation devices, media players, handheld games and e-book readers. Go to for more details and free registration for qualified participants.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc. is the leader in dataplane processor IP cores. 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. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven DPUs visit

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