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Texas Instruments Ships Over 24 Million DSL Ports in 2003, Tripling Annual Shipments Growth Rate

Rapid Customer Adoption of TI's AR7 DSL Modem-on-a Chip and Growth in Asia Driving TI's DSL Momentum

Mar 24, 2004

TI Manager Joins DSL Forum Board

DALLAS (March 24, 2003) -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) shipped more than 24 million DSL ports in 2003, and has now shipped over 40 million DSL ports to date. TI´s DSL momentum is driven by the rapid customer adoption of the AR7 DSL modem-on-a-chip, along with growing customer momentum in Asia. System developers around the world are using TI´s DSL chipsets to deliver the highest performing, most interoperable and cost-effective DSL customer premises (CPE) and central office (CO) products. 

TI's broadband portfolio also includes complete silicon and software solutions for cable modem, wireless local area networking (WLAN) and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), enabling TI to provide system manufacturers solutions with integrated broadband functionality, such as the recently introduced AR7W. The AR7W is an ADSL modem with 802.11 b/g-based, affordable home networking and is already in retail products being sold today. The AR7W delivers the DSL performance that consumers need for high-bandwidth broadband content and applications, such as video and gaming, from anywhere in the home.

TI Representative Joins DSL Forum Board

TI is a leading DSL technology provider, with products deployed in 45+ countries from over 100 service providers. As a leading global DSL provider, TI provides more than just products to the industry. TI is also closely involved and active in the worldwide industry associations and standards bodies that set global DSL technology standards, such as the DSL Forum. Greg Bathrick, head of TI´s worldwide DSL product management group was elected to the DSL Forum´s Board of Directors earlier this month. Greg also serves as co-chair for the DSL Forum´s operations and network management working group, and the DSLHomeTM technical working group. TI is pleased that Greg holds these key positions in an important industry organization and has a voice in how to best address DSL customers´ needs and drive DSL growth and adoption in a broad range of products. TI also participates actively in all major xDSL standards bodies and committees including:

  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) - Study Group 15, Question 4, which has an international focus 
  • European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) - TM6, which standardizes DSL for Europe 
  • Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) - Working Group T1E1.4, Digital Subscriber Line Transmission which standardizes DSL for North America 
  • Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) - Representation on Board of Directors 
  • Hi-Tech Broadband Coalition - Executive Committee Member 
  • Ethernet First Mile (EFM) - IEEE 802.3ah Subtask Force 
  • VDSL Alliance - Founding member of the informal consortium of companies that promoted discrete multi-tone (DMT) modulation as the line code for VDSL. In 2003, DMT was selected at the preferred line code for VDSL

TI's active standards participation and success at driving standards work helps TI be well positioned to provide the latest standards enhancements to customers and be at the forefront of meeting the requirements of the next generation of DSL products.

About Texas Instruments DSL

Texas Instruments offers DSL CO and CPE equipment manufacturers around the globe the most interoperable and widely deployable, end-to-end solutions including voice-enabled and 802.11-enabled solutions for local loop deployments. Leveraging the company´s history of innovation in DSL technology development, interoperability testing, customer support and manufacturing capabilities, TI enables customers to meet the requirements of operators worldwide. TI´s DSL business is part of the company´s comprehensive portfolio of broadband solutions including cable modems, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and 802.11 wireless networking. (See www.ti.com/dsl.)