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Texas Instruments Wins VoIP Designs with Top Chinese Telecommunications Brand, TCL

TI's High Performance Solutions Enhance TCL's IP Phones

Aug 4, 2005

SHENZHEN, CHINA (August 4, 2005) -- TCL Communications Equipment (Huizhou) Co., Ltd. (TCL) and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced that the two parties will work jointly to integrate TI's VoIP and broadband technology into TCL's innovative IP phone solutions. The cooperation will allow the two companies to utilize each other's strengths in IP Communications.
With the rapid growth of converged communications, TCL believes the legacy phone is evolving towards an intelligent terminal. In particular, the strong growth of data services over the fixed network in recent years is pushing forward the continuous development of smart terminals. The current cooperation with TI proves TCL's commitment to developing a strong digital communications strategy.
TI's TNETV1050/1055 IP Phone Solution is the industry's leading VoIP system-on-a-chip. The platform leverages superior chip architecture and powerful signal processing technology, enabling product designers and manufacturers to rapidly create differentiated and innovative IP phone features such as security, polyphonic ring tones and wireless connectivity. Highly developed hardware and software technology ensures a vigorously tested and highly integrated real time voice processing framework for superior voice quality. In addition, the platform's scalable performance allows for better support of next generation IP phone applications, such as video.
"The Smart IP phone is one of the key businesses for TCL Communications. Cooperation with TI will enable us to rapidly develop more innovative IP phone products," said Gu Gong, General Manager of TCL Communications. "Integrating TI's technology into our products will ensure our customers get the best voice solutions. Moreover, voice quality will improve with the adoption of TI technology and growth of the market."
"As a leading VoIP and broadband technology provider, TI has long been a supplier to the world's leading IP phone makers," said Dong Yewei, Deputy General Manager of TI China. "TCL has a comprehensive communication production capacity. We believe our cooperation will enable TCL to provide IP telephone products with better quality."
In addition to the IP phone, TI and TCL will gradually expand more cooperation in other communication areas. Based on the technology, manufacturing and channel advantages of both sides, the cooperation will have a positive impact on China's communication market.

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