SOURCE: Chip Estimate

September 17, 2007 12:13 ET

Tensilica Joins Chip Estimate's Prime IP Partner Program

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SANTA CLARA, CA and CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) - Tensilica, Inc. and Chip Estimate Corp. announced today that Tensilica has joined the Chip Estimate Prime IP Partner Program. As a Prime IP Partner, Tensilica is enabling centralized access to information about the company's standard processor cores and configurable processor technology at Tensilica IP solutions for system-on-chip (SOC) designs allow designers to create lower power, higher performance hardware and software for their integrated circuits. was launched in 2005 to provide comprehensive chip planning capabilities to the electronics and semiconductor community. In addition to the comprehensive IP catalog, designers can use the InCyte software available through the website to plan their next chips and explore die size, power, leakage and cost tradeoffs. Tensilica IP can now be searched for and considered in chip estimations though the portal.

"Tensilica has processor-based solutions for many different on-chip functions ranging from controllers to DSP to designer-configurable processors," commented Steve Roddy, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Tensilica. "By using for centralized IP information and chip planning tools, designers will be able to find and see the impact and advantages Tensilica's IP offers in a chip plan context."

"The addition of Tensilica IP addresses the needs of the design community, especially those seeking low-power, high-performance programmable functions for multimedia, storage and networking device products," commented Sean O'Kane, Vice President of Business Development for Chip Estimate. "We are pleased to announce the addition of Tensilica to the Chip Estimate Prime IP Partner Program."

A complete list of Chip Estimate IP partners can be seen at

About Tensilica, Inc.

Tensilica, Inc. is the recognized leader in configurable processor technology and has leveraged that technology to become the leading supplier of licensable controllers and DSP cores for mobile audio and video applications. Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU, network, and specialty DSP processors on the market today -- including full software toolchain and modeling support -- in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. The modern design behind all of Tensilica's processor cores provides semiconductor companies and system OEMs with the lowest power, smallest area solutions for high-volume products including mobile phones and other consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer peripherals. For more information on Tensilica's patented, benchmark-proven processors, visit

About Chip Estimate Corporation

Chip Estimate Corporation is an EDA company that delivers integrated chip planning solutions. The company develops and markets the InCyte chip estimation systems, into which it integrates IP and manufacturing process models for the most accurate chip estimation possible. InCyte Enterprise™ is recipient of a 2007 International Engineering Consortium DesignVision Award. Chip Estimate partners with leading IP vendors and semiconductor manufacturers who share our mission of early and accurate chip planning for our mutual customers' ultimate design success. Since the 2005 launch of, over 10,000 users have performed over 50,000 chip estimations with InCyte.

The company is headquartered at 10050 North Wolfe Road, Suite SW1-266, Cupertino, Calif. Telephone: 408 255 0444. Facsimile: 408 255 0344. Email: Website:

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