Tensilica Overview

Founded 1997
Status Acquired/​Merged
Employees 178
Latest Deal Type M&A
Latest Deal Amount $346M
Latest Deal Amount

Tensilica General Information


Provider of controllers, CPU, multimedia, and specialty DSP processor cores for system-on-chip design. The company's products include configurable and pre-configured standard microprocessor cores, development tools, and an integrated suite of software development tools. Its solutions allow designers to create lower power, foundry-independent hardware and software specific to applications. The company offers its solutions for embedded applications, such as set-top boxes, network protocol processing, consumer electronics, wireless communications, and audio and video processing.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Electronic Components
Primary Office
  • 3255-6 Scott Boulevard
  • Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • United States
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Tensilica Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
7. Merger/Acquisition 22-Apr-2013 $346M 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Later Stage VC 31-Aug-2010 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Later Stage VC (Series E) 10-Nov-2003 0000 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Later Stage VC 16-Apr-2001 0000 0000 Completed Startup
3. Later Stage VC 02-Aug-1999 0000 0000 Completed Startup
2. Early Stage VC 01-Jun-1998 Completed Startup
1. Seed Round 01-Jul-1997 Completed Startup

Tensilica Competitors (7)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing
ArterisIP Venture Capital-Backed Campbell, CA 00 000.00 000000 - 000 000.00
00000000 00000 000 Formerly VC-backed Santa Clara, CA 00000 00.000 00000000000 00.000
0000000 Venture Capital-Backed Brno, Czech Republic 000.00 00000000000 000.00
0000000000 Formerly VC-backed Irvine, CA 000 00000 000000&0 00000
000000 Venture Capital-Backed San Mateo, CA 000 00000 00000000000 00000

Tensilica Former Investors (13)

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Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Altera Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Cisco Investments Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Comdisco Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Conexant Systems (Broadband Access Product Line) Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Docomo Innovations Accelerator/Incubator Minority 000 0000 000000 0

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