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Terayon Selects Texas Instruments as Silicon and Software Provider for Data and Voice Cable Modems and Residential Gateway Systems

TI's Mature Voice Offering Key to Terayon's Decision

Feb 14, 2005

DALLAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Feb. 14, 2005) -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN], today announced that Terayon Communication Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TERN), a leading provider of digital video applications and home access solutions, has selected TI as its primary silicon and software provider for its latest generation of cable customer premises equipment (CPE) platforms. TI will supply voice and data silicon and software for the Terayon TJ family of data and voice cable modems, as well as technology for its residential gateway (RG) offerings.
More than five million Terayon cable modems have been deployed by cable operators worldwide, including such major operators as Comcast in the U.S., UPC in Europe and J-Com in Japan. The company is ranked as the third leading provider of cable modems and embedded multimedia terminal adaptors (eMTA) worldwide in 2004 according to the Kinetic Strategies broadband industry research firm.
"Cable modems and other home access solutions are a substantial and important part of our business and basing our new cable modems, eMTAs and other CPE on proven TI silicon enables us to focus on our strengths - adding new, innovative features, instead of further developing our own modem silicon," said Joseph Benigno, vice president and general manager, home access solutions, Terayon. "After evaluating silicon providers, we chose TI because of its technology leadership in voice silicon, field-proven DOCSIS® software and hardware and its compelling roadmap, including the PUMA IV architecture." 
Terayon products based on TI´s silicon and software solutions include the TJ700 data modem, which utilizes TI´s cost-effective DOCSIS 1.1 and 2.0 compliant silicon and software, and the TJ900 family of eMTAs, featuring TI´s voice silicon and software. 
"Terayon - a recognized market leader in video and data solutions - has established itself as a valued equipment provider to multiple service operators (MSOs) worldwide, and its selection of TI to provide voice and data cable modem silicon and software speaks volumes about the proven reliability of our technology," said Dennis Rauschmayer, director of marketing for TI's cable business unit. "TI continues to enjoy widespread adoption of our voice-over-cable technology, and with two million voice lines already shipped, we look forward to building upon this momentum."
For more information on TI´s cable technology, please visit www.ti.com/cablemodem

About Terayon

As the world’s leading provider of innovative digital video networking applications and home access solutions, Terayon Communication Systems, Inc. accelerates the evolution to the all-digital network.  Now more than ever, service providers must adapt and evolve to not only cope with the market disruption brought on by new digital and IP-based services such as HDTV, VOD, DVRs and VoIP, but also to capitalize on the opportunities these new services present.  With over 5,000 digital video systems, hundreds of millions of seamless digital ad insertions and over five million cable modems and eMTAs shipped to date, Terayon delivers the critical technology and solutions that accelerate its customers’ ability to capitalize on the opportunities of the digital revolution. Recognizing the mission critical nature of digital video and data services, Terayon enables its customers to deliver picture perfect results where it matters most – on the screen and the bottom line. 


Terayon, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, has sales and support offices worldwide, and is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol TERN. Terayon can be found on the web at www.terayon.com.


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