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Texas Instruments' OMAP™ 2 Architecture Powers NTT DoCoMo's New 3G FOMA® Handsets with Compelling Multimedia Services

TI's Market-Leading 3G and OMAP Technology Powers more than 75 3G Handsets Shipping Today

Nov 1, 2005

DALLAS (November 1, 2005) -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) today announced that TI's OMAP2420 application processor has been selected for the new NTT DoCoMo's FOMA 902i series 3G handsets to provide advanced multimedia capabilities. Expected to launch later this year, these handsets will represent the first OMAPTM 2-based mobile devices on the market. The new FOMA series will harness the processing power of TI's OMAP 2 "All-in-One" entertainment architecture to deliver the latest in 3G mobile entertainment applications, such as 3D gaming, 3+-megapixel cameras, digital camcorders and TV output.
With more than 15 million 3G subscribers in Japan, NTT DoCoMo is the leader in this rapidly accelerating 3G marketplace. TI's OMAP family of application processors has been used by NTT DoCoMo's handset partners for three consecutive years for NTT DoCoMo's FOMA 3G series of mobile phones. To date, TI's OMAP application processors are used in the vast majority of NTT DoCoMo's 3G FOMA handsets today, with this latest 3G collaboration building upon the long-standing relationship between TI and NTT DoCoMo. These are the first OMAP 2-based handsets available on the market and additional OMAP 2-based FOMA phones are expected to follow.
Driven by the strength of its OMAP platform and wireless technology, TI's wireless solutions power more than 50 percent of 3G handsets shipped today. According to a new report by research firm IDC, TI continues to lead in the overall applications processor space.
"Since IDC began tracking the market, TI has grown its position as the number one supplier of applications processors for wireless, with a 77 percent revenue share in 2004," said Allen Leibovitch, Program Manager, IDC. "We see high-performance OMAP 2-based applications processors enabling the latest multimedia features in leading-edge mobile devices."

TI's OMAP2420: Driving the Next-Generation of Multimedia Features

OMAP2420 is built on TI's OMAP 2 "All-in-One" architecture, which provides the foundation for mobile device manufacturers to merge today's most compelling high-end consumer electronics in smartphones and other converged portable multimedia devices. With OMAP 2 processors, TI will deliver consumer electronics-quality applications to the wireless market. These processors enable high-quality digital TV, hi-fi music with 3D effects, up to DVD-quality video, high-end gaming console functionality, best-in-class color display, digital cameras with up to 6 megapixels, analog and digital broadcast reception, high-speed wireless connectivity, greater than VGA resolution color LCD displays and more.


In addition to delivering the most advanced multimedia features, OMAP2420 provides enhanced power and performance management through TI's SmartReflex

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 solution. TI's SmartReflex technologies incorporate a broad range of intelligent and adaptive hardware and software technologies that dynamically control voltage, frequency and power based on device activity, modes of operation and process and temperature variation. This saves additional power without compromising end performance to run complex multimedia applications.


TI's OMAP2420 stand-alone application processor is the first device in the marketplace to leverage the ARM11 micro-architecture and is TI's second-generation of OMAP processors to use 90 nm technology. The OMAP2420 chip includes an ARM1136JS-F core, a TI programmable audio DSP, a TI imaging and video accelerator (IVA), an Imagination Technologies 2D/3D graphics accelerator offering up to 2 million polygons per second, integrated camera interface, M-Shield

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 hardware-based security solution and more. The OMAP2420 processor is production ready now and phones are expected to ship before the end of the year.