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Epson uses Tensilica Xtensa processor

Posted: 18 Nov 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:seiko epson? tensilica? xtensa? configurable processor? imaging product?

Seiko Epson Corp. has licensed Tensilica Inc.'s Xtensa configurable processor in next-generation imaging products.

According to Katsuhiko Nishizawa, general manager of the IJP design department of imaging & information product division of Seiko Epson, "We evaluated a number of emerging processor technologies and we selected Tensilica's configurable Xtensa architecture. We plan to use multiple Xtensa processors that we can specifically tailor for our exact applications."

Bernie Rosenthal, SVP of marketing and sales at Tensilica, stated "By adopting a new SOC design methodology based on multiple Xtensa processors, Epson can achieve the design productivity, time-to-market, design reuse, and performance goals they need in order to maintain their technology leadership."

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