Wipro Partners with Tensilica Processor Core Design Center

Wipro Technologies, the global IT Services arm of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), is Tensilica’s newest processor core design center partner. As a Tensilica(R) design center and Tensilica Xtensions(TM) Network partner, Wipro will combine its extensive intellectual property (IP) portfolio, systems knowledge, architecture modeling and verification expertise with system-on-chip (SOC) design services for customers using Tensilica’s Xtensa(R) configurable processors or Diamond Standard processor cores.

“Our advanced algorithm group has been actively evaluating processors to address the low-cost, enhanced computing requirements of applications in the biometric space, such as fingerprint recognition/matching,” said Madhu Parthasarathy, general manager, DSP & Multimedia Applications, Wipro Technologies. “The Tensilica Diamond processor series meet the requirements and also offers the added advantage of a logically scalable path to extend our algorithms to a wider range of applications that our HW-SW architecture group and the HW acceleration service lines view as essential to cater to the complex SOC requirements in the future.”

“Wipro has been executing complex SOC designs for the last 10 years, particularly those employing intellectual property from a number of sources,” stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing. “As a design services organization that delivers more than 50 SOC designs a year, Wipro will be equipped to help our customers with a wide variety of design services.”

As one of the largest independent third party design services providers in the world, Wipro’s VLSI and System Design business unit offer end to end solutions in the VLSI domain, meeting critical time to market demands of its customers with design reliability and scalability. This team handles projects across the entire design chain starting from defining the architecture through (or to) end product realization. These include high-end ASIC development, complex FPGA and board designs, turnkey system designs and core technology IP blocks along with porting and optimizing complex algorithms and audio/video codecs to a wide range of DSP architectures.

About Wipro
Wipro Technologies, a division of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services organization globally. Wipro is one of the largest product engineering and support service providers worldwide. Wipro provides comprehensive research and development services, IT solutions and services, including systems integration, Information Systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance services to corporations globally.

In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has a profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro’s ADS’ are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange – Mumbai, and the National Stock Exchange.

About Tensilica
Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU and specialty DSP processors on the market today, in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. Tensilica’s low-power, benchmark proven processors have been designed into high-volume products at industry leaders in the digital consumer, networking and telecommunications markets. All Tensilica processor cores are complete with a matching software development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and hardware implementation tool support.

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