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Tensilica Announces Licensing Agreement with Agilent Technologies for Xtensa Processors in Imaging Applications; Broad-Access Agreement Follows Successful Deployment of Xtensa in Current Product.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Tensilica(R), Inc., the only company to automate the design of optimized application-specific configurable processors, today announced that Agilent Technologies, Inc.'s Imaging Systems Division has signed a broad technology-access agreement to license Tensilica's Xtensa V and Xtensa LX configurable processor technologies for next-generation products. This follows the successful deployment of Xtensa V processors by Agilent in several recently introduced imaging products.

"We're happy to have inked this agreement with Agilent," stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica's vice president of marketing. "In their first design, Agilent's engineers realized the tremendous benefits of using a configurable processor to speed their image processing application. Now, with much broader access to our technology, including the Xtensa LX processor, we look forward to further successful deployments of Xtensa processors in key imaging applications."

About Tensilica

Tensilica was founded in July 1997 to address the growing need for optimized, application-specific processor solutions in high-volume embedded applications. With a configurable and extensible processor core called Xtensa, Tensilica is the only company that has automated and patented the time-consuming process of generating a customized processor core along with a complete software development tool environment, producing new configurations in a matter of hours. For more information, 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 Agilent, ALPS, AMCC (JNI Corporation), Astute Networks, ATI, Avision, Bay Microsystems, Berkeley Wireless Research Center, Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Conexant Systems, Cypress, Crimson Microsystems, ETRI, FUJIFILM Microdevices, Fujitsu Ltd., Hudson Soft, Hughes Network Systems, Ikanos Communications, LG Electronics, Marvell, NEC Laboratories America, NEC Corporation, NetEffect, Neterion, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), NVIDIA, Olympus Optical Co. Ltd., sci-worx, Seiko Epson, Solid State Systems, Sony, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, TranSwitch Corporation, and Victor Company of Japan (JVC).
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Date:May 19, 2005
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