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Texas Instruments powered Cable Modems achieve DOCSIS® 3.0 certification from CableLabs®

Momentous achievement is the first step towards mass deployment of next-generation cable products and services

May 9, 2008

DALLAS (May 9, 2008) - Texas Instruments (TI) congratulates its customers and the cable industry as a whole for achieving certification in CableLabs' Certification Wave 58. TI's innovative PUMA 5 technology provides OEMs with cost-effective solutions to deliver next-generation services such as high-performance IP features to MSOs and operators.

"TI is very excited to celebrate this CableLabs certification milestone with the cable industry and looks forward to working hand-in-hand with our customers to quickly achieve widespread deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems in the field," said Dennis Rauschmayer, TI's Digital Connected Home general manager. “This has been a long process, but we recognized early the tremendous value DOCSIS 3.0 brings to the industry, as a result we increased our focus and worked closely with the many industry stakeholders to reach this milestone."

Powered by TI's Puma 5 family of products and enabled by innovative DOCSIS 3.0 features such as channel bonding, TI's DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems will offer ultra high downstream bandwidth rates of at least 160 Mbps and 120 Mbps in the often overlooked upstream.

The TI Puma 5 family of chipsets certified in Cable Lab's Certification Wave 58 builds upon a legacy of TI's field proven cable technology, and includes the TNETC4800, TNETC4810 and TNETC4830 chipsets. TI's Puma 5 family of cable modem chipsets is available today and more information is available at www.ti.com/corp/docs/landing/puma5.