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Texas Instruments and AT&T Team Up to Advance Voice over IP Adoption

Alignment Will Enable VoIP Manufacturers to Quickly Develop New Communications Products

Jan 5, 2005

LAS VEGAS (Jan 5, 2005) - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN), and AT&T (NYSE: "T"), today announced that they are working together to provide VoIP equipment designers and manufacturers new platforms for the development of VoIP products compatible with AT&T's global IP (Internet Protocol) network. The combination of TI's market-leading VoIP software and silicon technology and AT&T's broadband telephony solutions will quickly enable communications equipment manufacturers to develop new equipment, such as terminal adapters and VoIP gateways, for use in managing voice services through broadband connections.
As part of the agreement, TI-based reference designs for voice gateways will be compatible with AT&T's CallVantageSM Service, via AT&T's certification lab testing. One of the first TI-based VoIP products that will be available through AT&T's CallVantage Service is VTech Communications' VoIP6322 Dual Line Corded/Cordless Broadband Telephone System. The 2.4GHz DSS VoIP6322 can be used with both traditional and broadband phone services and includes a corded base station and one cordless handset. The VTech system can be expanded to a total of eight cordless handsets, thus allowing users to distribute phone service throughout the home or SOHO without additional wiring.
"VoIP is the most significant, fundamental new technology shift in telecommunications in decades and promises to deliver tremendous value by leveraging the cost efficiencies and advanced communications capabilities of IP-based technology," said Cathy Martine, AT&T's senior vice president of Internet Telephony. "This alignment with TI will help deliver the benefits of IP-based telephony to our customers faster and more cost-effectively."
The agreement between TI and AT&T is additional evidence of the excitement and momentum surrounding VoIP, and is expected to simplify the process by which customers utilize Voice over Broadband services in their homes and businesses. Users can benefit from VoIP by saving money over traditional phone services and enjoying advanced telephony capabilities, such as find-me/follow-me services and conference calling, which improve the convenience and control they currently have over their communications services.
"Ultimately, we expect that VoIP will emerge as the technology that drives customers toward successful voice, data and video connections on any device, anywhere and at anytime," said Fred Zimmerman, executive director, customer premise solutions of TI's VoIP business. "This extended alignment between AT&T and TI draws from both companies' strengths and market leadership positions to enable equipment designers and manufacturers to quickly ramp high quality VoIP products all over the world."

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