Monday, June 22, 2009
Tensilica Announces Strategic Investment by DOCOMO Capital
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 22, 2009 – Tensilica, Inc. today announced that DOCOMO Capital, Inc. has made a strategic investment in Tensilica. DOCOMO Capital is the corporate venture arm of NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s leading wireless carrier. Tensilica is a major semiconductor IP (intellectual property) supplier specializing in dataplane processor cores, which are a combination of CPU (central processing unit) and DSP (digital signal processor) that can be rapidly customized to provide 10-100x the performance of standard CPUs and DSPs. Tensilica’s DPUs (dataplane processing units) are widely used in system-on-chip (SoC) designs for mobile consumer devices.