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Humax Offers Three-in-One Set Top Box Using TI's Digital Media Processor Platform

Product Incorporates Digital Satellite Set Top Box, Personal Video Recorder and IPTV Decoder with Multi-codec Support

Apr 18, 2005

LAS VEGAS (April 18, 2005) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today announced that Humax, one of the leading set top box manufacturers in the world, has capitalized on TI’s high performance digital media processor platform for its three-in-one RG100 set top box. This unique product combines a digital satellite set top box with a personal video recorder and an IPTV decoder, and support for multiple advanced video codecs such as MPEG-4, H.264 and Windows Media 9 Series. (for more information see www.ti.com/nab2005.)

As an IPTV decoder, the RG100 offers a range of interactive services from T-Online, while as a set top box it receives encrypted services via a common interface module as well as FTA broadcasts at the same time. Support for multiple codecs provides access to a host of content as well as improved bandwidth efficiency. Humax also offers software upgrades through the satellite connection or the company’s website so viewers have access to the latest digital broadcast content.

“The high performance and inherent flexibility of TI’s DM642 digital media processor affords us a great range of adaptability in our product portfolio,” said Si-Young Park, director of the HMS division with Humax. “We strive to deliver to consumers outstanding performance and stability in our set top box products--and TI aids Humax in delivering the best possible technology.”

Built on the proven architecture of TI's TMS320C64x™ generation of DSPs, the DM642 digital media processor achieves performance levels of up to 720 MHz and delivers exceptional video quality with next-generation functionality and flexibility to enable OEMs to evolve designs to keep up with ever-changing technology demands. The low bit rate and network abstraction layer integration permits quality video transmission over low and medium bandwidth networks, such as wireless, DSL or cable TV networks.

“Humax is a leader in the IP set top box market and we are very pleased to enable this consumer-friendly product,” said Suman Narayan, worldwide marketing manager for TI’s Streaming Media group. “The programmability of our solution enhances the users experience and its high performance ensures that the latest content can be viewed with ease.”