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Jungo and National Semiconductor Collaborate to Speed Development of Residential Gateways

Jungo's OpenRG software solution bundled with National's Geode processor-based reference design enable OEMs to quickly develop residential gateways

Nov 9, 2001

November 9, 2001 - Jungo Software Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of driver development tools and software solutions for broadband access, and National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE: NSM), the leading provider of analog technology and information appliance solutions, today announced a strategic alliance to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly develop residential gateways.

National Semiconductor will distribute development platforms featuring National's award winning Geode? processor bundled with Jungo's OpenRG software solution to OEMs for the evaluation and development of residential gateways.

"With many vendors promoting box solutions of similar features, Jungo's OpenRG software can provide the differentiation that OEMs seek," said Jeff Waters, Director of the Consumer Access Business Unit at National Semiconductor.  "Jungo's expertise in networking software and software development tools coupled with National's development platform enables OEM's to quickly create differentiated residential gateway products for their customers."

National's Geode? processor, featuring high performance and low power consumption, is specifically designed to power information appliances.  Its x86 core leverages a variety of peripherals such as Ethernet, wireless cards and hard drives that are designed to use standard PC hardware interfaces such as PCI, USB and IDE.

"As the broadband access market burgeons, OEMs are facing fierce competition and therefore are looking for an out-of-the-box solution," said Udi Yuhjtman, Vice President of Operations and Business Development for Jungo. "We are delighted to partner with National Semiconductor, a leader in the Information Appliances market, to jointly deliver a solution that will significantly reduce gateway and application development time for Integrated Access Device manufacturers, enabling them to offer value added services and applications to the broadband residential and small office market."

Jungo's OpenRG software design delivers a modular solution that includes a Linux-based operating system, drivers and communication stacks for varying network configurations, and revenue generating services such as 'plug and play' home networking, Stateful Inspection Firewall and virtual private network (VPN).  Remote management and provisioning capabilities, together with a robust development environment and open application program interface (API), make OpenRG a highly scalable solution.

See Jungo and National at Comdex
National and Jungo are exhibiting OpenRG V1.0 running on residential gateway designs with National's Geode GX1 and Geode SCX200 processors at Comdex Fall 2001 in Las Vegas Nevada Convention Center, November 12-16, 2001, at National Semiconductor's booth L3005.
National will distribute its SP4SC30 development platform with Jungo's OpenRG software. The SP4SC30 platform uses National? Geode? SCX200 IA-on-a-chip. The platform, the chip and Jungo's software are available immediately.  For further information, contact Jungo at openrg@jungo.com
or visit the National website link:  http://www.national.com/appinfo/solutions/0,2062,194,00.html

About Jungo
Jungo Software Technologies develops the residential gateway software platform called OpenRG, which enables Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to bring broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) such as residential gateways, SOHO gateways and IADs to market quickly. Jungo also provides software development tools for embedded systems and telephony applications, which have millions of installations in the market to date.  Jungo is a privately held company with corporate offices in Sunnyvale, California and an R&D center in Israel. Founded in 1998, Jungo is backed by strong venture funding including TeleSoft Partners, as well as strategic investors including Infineon Ventures and Intel Communications Fund. Find out more at www.jungo.com/openrg

About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor is the premier analog company driving the information age. Combining real-world analog and state-of-the-art digital technology, the company is focused on the fast growing markets for wireless handsets; information appliances; information infrastructure; and display, imaging and human interface technologies. With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $2.1 billion for fiscal year 2001 and employs about 9,700 people worldwide. Additional company and product information is available on the World Wide Web at www.national.com