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Sitecom and TI Team-up to Deliver 802.11g+ WLAN Products to Consumers

Sep 8, 2003

LONDON (September 8, 2003) - Sitecom, an innovative, international developer and manufacturer of networking, data communications and connectivity products for the home and small business, and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced a relationship to deliver higher performing 802.11g solutions for a wide array of home and SOHO wireless LAN (WLAN) products.
Through use of TI's 802.11g+ technology, Sitecom's products enable consumers to experience up to a 50 percent increase in throughput over 802.11g devices enabling faster downloads, emailing and Internet surfing. The 802.11g+ products are fully compliant with IEEE 802.11g and offer complete interoperability with 802.11b products for easy usage in mixed-networks.
Richard Felen, Managing Director of Sitecom Europe, remarked, "Home and SOHO networks were transformed when 802.11b became popular. Together with TI we are revolutionizing the home and SOHO network with this 802.11g+ product line to deliver even higher speeds and greater coverage to consumers."
Sitecom's 802.11g+ PC and PCI Cards are already available in retail and will be followed by USB adaptors, access points (APs) and AP routers in 4Q 2003. Sitecom also plans to utilize TI's integrated DSL and 802.11g+ solutions for high-end retail products such as ADSL WLAN routers later this year as an extension of the companies' broadband technology relationship.
"As one of Europe's best known brands for home networking, we are very excited about working with Sitecom to deliver increased performance with 802.11g+ to the consumer and SOHO marketplace," said Franz Leyrer, TI's European Broadband Business Manager. "Sitecom has built an excellent reputation for connectivity solutions and with new 802.11g+ products based on TI WLAN technology they can extend that reputation within the Wi-Fi market."