Tensilica, Inc., a Santa Clara, CA-based semiconductor intellectual property (IP) supplier specializing in dataplane processor (DPU) cores, has received a strategic investment of undisclosed amount from Fujitsu Limited.
The company’s dataplane processor (DPU) cores, which are a combination of CPUs (central processing unit) and DSPs (digital signal processor), can be customized to provide improved performance.
They are used in system-on-chip (SOC) designs for signal processing in mobile wireless, home entertainment and other applications.
Commenting on the investment, Minoru Sakata, President, Mobile Phones Unit, Fujitsu Limited, said: “After working with Tensilica on the development of advanced performance on our mobile terminals we realized how important Tensilica’s DPU foundation has become to our engineers.
“Tensilica’s customizable DPUs help us get maximum performance with the lowest possible power in high throughput, signal processing-intensive mobile wireless devices”, he added.