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Tensilica  Acquired by Cadence Design Systems (2013 $ 380,000,000 )

3393 Octavius Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Business description: Tensilica addresses the growing need for optimized, application-specific microprocessor solutions in high-volume embedded applications. With a configurable and extensible microprocessor core called Xtensa, Tensilica is the only company that has automated the time-consuming process of generating a customized microprocessor core along with a complete software development tool environment, producing new configurations in a matter of hours. Xtensa is a unique processor architecture designed exclusively for high volume, embedded applications. Designers can use the Xtensa Processor Generator – accessed via secure internet connection or on-site customer installation – to scale, configure and extend a powerful family of core processors and add memories, closely-coupled peripherals and special functions while doing concurrent, optimized, software development and testing. A complete GNU-based software development environment is created with each new processor configuration. The precision, flexibility and speed of implementation of Xtensa-based solutions enable substantial performance improvements, rapid migration to new silicon technologies, quick integration of new features, and significant cost reductions.
Customers include: Agilent Technologies Aquantia Bay MicrosystemsBroadcomCisco SystemsCypress SemiconductorFujitsuLG ElectronicsMarvell National SemiconductorNECNTTPlato Networks SONY Transwitch ZiLOG;  ALPS;  Applied Science and Technology Research Institute ;  Astute Networks;  Avision;  Berkeley Wireless Research Center;  Conexant;  Epson ;  ETRI;  FujiFilm Microdevices;  Hudson Soft;  Hughes Network Systems;  ic4ic;  Ikanos;  JNI;  JVC;  MediaWorks;  Nippon TandT;  Olympus Optical;  Onex Communications;  OptiX Networks;  OsakaAndKyoto Universities;  Penstar Technology ;  ST Microelectronics;  Trebia Networks;  u-Nav Microelectronics ;  WiQuest Communications
Partners include: 0-In Design AutomationAlteraArcadia Design SystemsArtisan ComponentsAvant!Cadence Design Systems CoWare Huawei Imperas Magma Design Automation Mentor GraphicsMontaVista SoftwareSilistix Sophia SystemsSynopsysVirage Logic Virtual Silicon TechnologyWind River Systems;  Acoustic Technologies ;  Carbon Design Systems ;  CMC Microsystems ;  Commetrex ;  EdgeSoft;  eInfochips;  Galaxy Far East Corp.;  Genesis Technology;  Global UniChip ;  Irida Labs ;  Kaga Electronics;  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ;  Magellan Discovery;  MegaChips ;  Nurlogic Design;  Tallika ;  Upzide

Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Sep 2010   Mar 2001
Capital raised: 94.4M
Last Round: 10.4M
Ownership: Acquired by Cadence Design Systems (2013 $ 380,000,000 )
Corporate investors: AlteraCisco SystemsNEC;  Matsushita Electric Industries;  Conexant SystemsStanford University

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Record updated: Dec 2016
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1997
Headcount: 76-100 as of Aug 2008
Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Sep 2010   Mar 2001
Capital Raised: 94.4M
Last Round: 10.4M
Ownership: Acquired by Cadence Design Systems (2013 $ 380,000,000 )