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Tensilica opens Indian R&D unit

Posted: 13 Feb 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:configurable processor? Xtensa? Tensilica? Nicolas Mokhoff?

Tensilica Inc. has expanded its design activities in India to conduct R&D for its configurable processor technology. The company said it expects to invest over $40 million over the next five years and is recruiting engineers to work at the center.

Tensilica said last week (Feb.9) that engineers at its center in Pune are already working on critical technology for its Xtensa configurable processor product line.

Tensilica launched R&D efforts in India in 2004 by establishing an offshore design center with a design services company in Pune. "That helped us confirm that Pune was the right city and had the right quality of life and engineering talent for our projects," Chris Rowen, Tensilica's president and CEO, said in a statement. "Our plan, from the start, was to establish our own company in India."

Tensilica Technologies India is headed by managing director Subodh Shukla. "Tensilica Technologies India is a reiteration of our commitment to India, and will contribute significantly to our global research and development initiatives," Shukla said during a press conference in Bangalore. Designers at the India center will work on a next-generation integrated processor, software and system design automation tools along with advanced multimedia architecture and application development for cellphones, portable media and DTV.

- Nicolas Mokhoff
EE Times




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