TI Home > News Releases

News Releases

Texas Instruments Responds to Qualcomm Suit

Jul 28, 2003

DALLAS (July 28, 2003) -- In response to a complaint filed by Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) on Friday, July 25, 2003, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) issued the following statement from Joseph F. Hubach, TI senior vice president, secretary and general counsel.
"We have reviewed the complaint against TI and feel it is without merit. We will contest it vigorously. We believe this complaint may be motivated by TI's recent announcement that we will begin sampling cdma2000 1X chips to a broad range of customers. Qualcomm has enjoyed many years of selling CDMA chips against little or no competition. TI intends to establish this market as a level playing field in which open competition prevails and consumers benefit. This is the case in every other wireless market in which TI competes. Qualcomm's legal maneuvers will not distract us from pursuing the CDMA market."
On May 15, TI announced its plans to offer chips based on the cdma2000 1X standard with samples available this quarter.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements contained in this press release regarding litigation with Qualcomm Incorporated, TI´s intentions with respect to the CDMA market and products, and other statements of management´s beliefs, goals and expectations may be considered forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. The following factors and the factors discussed in TI´s most recent Form 10-K could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements contained in this press release: unexpected developments in the litigation with Qualcomm. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.