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Texas Instruments reaches one million mark in Puma 5 shipments, driving rapid DOCSIS® 3.0 service growth in worldwide cable market

Apr 1, 2009

NCTA CABLE SHOW, WASHINGTON (April 1, 2009) - As the first silicon provider to enable cable manufacturers to achieve DOCSIS® 3.0 (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) certification through CableLabs® in North America, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today announced that it has shipped more than one million Puma 5 DOCSIS 3.0-based products to cable manufacturers, a vast majority of which have helped MSOs (Multiple System Operator) deploy end-equipment in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. TI's flexible and scalable platform offers customers a quick and cost-effective path to developing a broad portfolio of differentiated data and voice cable modems, set-top box, gateway and video gateway products. TI's Puma 5 family supports a wide-range of DOCSIS 3.0 end-equipment that can deliver speeds up to 400 Mbps downstream. Additionally, TI provides customers with a cost-optimized, high-performance solution designed for mass market demands of up to 200 Mbps downstream, helping manufacturers get to market quickly in volume. For product details see: www.ti.com/puma5

"This milestone serves as resounding proof that the global cable industry has achieved sweeping success in deploying next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 products and services and is now rolling out these services in volume globally. Over the past two years, TI's customers have helped MSOs drive DOCSIS 3.0 deployments in every major region around the world, while continuing to enhance interoperability and gain valuable field experience," said Ran Senderovitz, TI's Digital Connected Home business manager. "Along with a robust ecosystem of wireless networking and tuner partners, TI's Puma 5 family of DOCSIS 3.0 products provide cable OEMs with a mature, high-volume, low-cost platform serving a wide range of products from data cable modems, EMTAs and residential gateways to innovative use cases such as the transport gateway."

"Microtune's wideband and narrowband RF products, paired with TI's advanced DOCSIS 3.0 solution, constitute critical enabling silicon technology that is helping to drive worldwide deployments of advanced DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 cable modems, gateways and interactive set-top boxes," said Albert (Bud) Taddiken, Microtune's Chief Operating Officer. "Our combined products enable manufacturers to develop certifiable, high-performance and cost-optimized consumer equipment, while building on flexible, scalable architectures that provide an efficient migration path to IP-based and commercial services. Microtune and TI have enjoyed a long-term successful collaboration in developing innovative cable solutions, and we are committed to further advance the state-of-the-art in the features, performance and cost efficiencies of our complementary, next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 products."

About TI's Puma 5 family of DOCSIS 3.0 Products

TI's Puma 5 family of chipsets has been developed with the cost and performance requirements of the most prevalent market segments in the cable industry in mind. Puma 5's configurable DOCSIS 3.0 subsystem can support as many as four upstream and up to eight downstream channels (8x4 or 4x4), or various combinations of DOCSIS and/or MPEG video channels.

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