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TI Maps the Evolution of WLAN: From Technology to Utility TI Vice President Dr. Kun-Shan Lin Presents at Computex 2005

Jun 1, 2005

TAIPEI (June 1, 2005) – WLAN is shifting from a stand-alone, data-centric point product to an embedded utility in the digital home, noted Dr. Kun-Shan Lin, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) vice president, during his keynote address to industry executives attending Computex Digitimes Forum 2005. Dr. Lin discussed factors which will lead to success in this evolving WLAN industry. Dr. Lin’s keynote presentation is available online at www.ti.com/broadband_presentations.

“Today consumers’ home networks consist of a modem, a router and a wireless access point interacting with at least one PC. The integration of these elements into a unified gateway with storage is the heart of tomorrow’s network. In the near future, this network will expand to incorporate communication and consumer electronics devices and eventually include security and home control applications,” said Dr. Lin. “WLAN is the most logical choice for seamless and simple connectivity in this smart home of the future.”

The Wi-Fi market, which has grown tremendously over the past few years, will continue to flourish in Asia and the other regions of the world, especially in the consumer electronics segment. Dr. Lin noted that to address this market, companies must offer a broad portfolio of solutions including DSL, WLAN, voice, mobile wireless and consumer electronics, along with the ability to integrate at the system, board and chip levels. In addition, in order for WLAN to become a utility, these solutions must successfully address industry challenges like security, ease of use/installation, interoperability and system stability.

“Innovation in communications and entertainment applications will drive the market for the next decade,” Dr. Lin concluded. “As broadband and consumer electronics converge, TI is well positioned to help our customers succeed through our comprehensive silicon, software, and systems portfolios which they can use to create integrated, innovative products quickly.”

About Dr. Kun-Shan Lin

Dr. Lin is responsible for developing business initiatives and cultivating strategic relationships with key customers in Asia. He joined TI in 1979 as a research and development manager for the former TI Speech business unit of TI Consumer Products Group. In this role he worked with teams to develop consumer products, including TI’s famous Speak & Spell™ educational learning tool. Since his first position at TI, Dr. Lin has held several managerial positions with increasing responsibility in TI’s Application Specific Products, including DSP and Broadband products, in TI’s Semiconductor Group.


TI will exhibit at booth T203AB in hall 4 (TICC, Taipei International Convention Center) during COMPUTEX TAIPEI, held May 31 – June 4. Key TI executives will be available to provide information on the company and the product groups which are wireless, consumer electronics, broadband and connectivity. In addition to Dr. Lin’s keynote, Terry Cheng, president of TI Asia, will be speaking on June 1. His topic will be Semiconductor Innovation in the Era of Communications and Entertainment.

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