Enuclia to Create Flat Panel Chips with Tensilica's HiFi 2 Audio Engine

Enuclia(TM) Semiconductor, of Beaverton, OR, has selected Tensilica’s Xtensa LX processor with the HiFi 2 Audio Engine for its next-generation flat-panel TV integrated circuits. Enuclia is developing chips that produce the best possible picture on analog and digital televisions whether they are displaying standard or high-definition content.

“Our chips deliver outstanding picture quality, and now we can also deliver exceptional audio quality with Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio Engine,” stated Chip Burczak, CEO of Enuclia. “We were impressed with the HiFi 2 Audio Engine because of its small size and the ability to run codecs more efficiently than competing solutions. Tensilica has been a solid partner for Enuclia.”

“Enuclia’s Pipeline Video(TM) architecture delivers the highest-quality video for flat-panel displays” stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica’s vice president of marketing. “The addition of high-fidelity, 24-bit audio processing via the HiFi2 Audio Engine will enable Enuclia to combine optimal quality video and audio together in a cost-effective solution.”

About Enuclia(TM) Semiconductor
Enuclia(TM) is a fabless semiconductor company and the pioneer of a new digital television architecture, Pipeline Video(TM). Pipeline Video delivers unparalleled image quality and product differentiation to the world’s leading flat-panel television manufacturers. Privately held, Enuclia’s investors include Sevin Rosen Funds, Scale Venture Partners and Menlo Ventures.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in configurable processor technology and has leveraged that technology to become the leading supplier of licensable controllers and DSP cores for mobile audio and video applications. Tensilica offers the broadest line of controller, CPU, network, and specialty DSP processors on the market today – including full software toolchain and modeling support – in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores and with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. The modern design behind all of Tensilica’s processor cores provide semiconductor companies and system OEMs with the lowest power, smallest area solutions for high-volume products including mobile phones and other consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer peripherals.

Tensilica and Xtensa are registered trademarks belonging to Tensilica Inc. Enuclia and Pipeline Video are trademarks of Enuclia Semiconductor.