July 6, 2006 -- Tensilica, Inc. today announced that PnpNetwork Technologies, Inc., of Seoul, Korea, has licensed two Diamond Standard processor cores for their digital mobile broadcasting chip designs for mobile consumer broadcast TV applications and video-enabled handset designs. PnpNetwork will use the Diamond Standard 330HiFi for high-quality audio processing and the Diamond Standard 212GP as a control processor for its chip designs.
"Tensilica's Diamond Standard 330HiFi core was particularly impressive for us because other market leaders have adopted it in handset designs and there's a wide range of available audio and voice codecs for that architecture," stated Benett Oh, Chief Technology Officer, PnpNetwork. "We were also impressed with the industry-leading low power requirements of the Diamond 330HiFi and the Diamond 212GP processors."
"PnpNetwork has already demonstrated considerable success in the digital mobile broadcasting chip market, with significant design wins in Korea and China," stated Steve Roddy, Tensilica's vice president of marketing. "They conducted in-depth research into all of the processor core alternatives on the market and chose Tensilica's Diamond Standard processors."
PnpNetwork Technologies, Inc. is setting the foundation to become a leader in the field of CBI SoC (Communication and Broadcasting Integration System on Chip) design, concentrating on the need to integrate broadcasting and communication in this era of digital conversion. PnpNetwork, since its founding in October 2000, has developed demodulation chips specifically designed for European Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting System that have been shipped to customers both at home and abroad, following the successful development of the demodulation chips for Digital Broadcasting System.
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