Morpho Joins Tensilica Xtensions Partner Network

Tensilica,® Inc. announced that Morpho, Inc., a leading provider of image processing software solutions for mobile devices, has joined the Tensilica Xtensions[tm] partner network. Morpho, Inc. offers software application expertise for developers of camera-enabled mobile phones, digital still cameras, camcorders and automobile navigation systems.

“Morpho’s PhotoSolid image stabilization and other products provide unique image and video processing capabilities to mobile devices. Combined with Tensilica’s HiFi 2-based audio processors and customizable processors, developers working with Morpho can add these imaging features in very power efficient SOC designs,” stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s director of mobile multimedia. “We expect that our customers around the world will leverage the expertise Morpho has to offer to differentiate their portable devices.”

“Partnering with Tensilica makes sense, as they provide the technology to let companies easily optimize their processor cores to get the best performance and lowest power for mobile applications,” stated Dr. Masaki Hiraga, CEO, Morpho, Inc. “Our advanced imaging applications can make use of Tensilica’s processor optimizations to result in best performance, image quality and efficiency for the customer. Additionally, the 330HiFi audio processor provides an excellent target for our imaging software, and with its popularity in mobile phones and other portable devices, we expect to bring the benefits of our image and video stabilization, video frame interpolation, and photo stitching applications to a much wider audience.”

Established in 2004, Morpho, Inc. is a venture company focused on delivering industry leading computer vision, graphics and image processing solutions for application in mobile devices. Established by researchers from the University of Tokyo and by experts in digital media, the company continues to introduce innovative solutions in mobile image processing. Morpho, Inc. was selected by Red Herring as a recipient of the magazine’s “Red Herring 100 Asia” award for 2006. For more information contact

Tensilica, Inc., is the recognized leader in customizable applications processors, DSPs and standard IP cores for audio, video, imaging, security, networking, and baseband signal processing. The automated design tools behind all of Tensilica’s customizable applications processor cores power top tier semiconductor companies, innovative start-ups, and system OEMs for high-volume products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including portable media players, digital TV, and broadband set top boxes), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment.

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