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Paragon Wireless Enables Manufacturers to Quickly Deliver Innovative VoWLAN Features on Texas Instruments Residential Gateway Solutions

Mar 27, 2006

BEIJING (March 27, 2006) - Paragon Wireless, a fast-growing, privately held IP-based broadband wireless equipment company, today announced it will enable manufacturers to deliver high-performance VoWLAN residential gateway solutions as a member of the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN] DSP Third Party Network.

As a member of TI's partner network, Paragon will add innovative functionality to TI's AR7VW platform, including soft PBX switching, voice-mail services and peer-to-peer VoIP calling. Paragon has pending patents solving such critical challenges in VoWLAN systems as talk time, handoff latency, voice quality and SIP testing. In addition, Paragon has developed a unique, scalable system and software architecture that allows the company to add or remove terminal functions easily to address different market segments without costly hardware redesign.

"Future wireless communication systems, whether they are cellular systems such as Super 3G and 4G or nomadic systems such as Wi-Fi and WiMAX, will be IP-based, and the final winner will be end users, who will enjoy a better, less expensive and more convenient service," said Gang Wu, Paragon's founder and CEO. "Paragon's software and integration expertise enables manufacturers to deliver two of the hottest technology markets on the planet - wireless and VoIP - in a single, comprehensive solution."

"TI's third party network provides our customers access to the software and systems expertise provided by leading companies in their respective markets," said Ben Sheppard, customer and partner marketing manager for TI's Residential Gateway and Embedded Systems Group. "Paragon has demonstrated exceptional software and VoIP capabilities to enable our customers to quickly differentiate their products and deliver new, innovative services over their residential gateway."

Paragon designs and develops standards-compliant VoWLAN equipment, including handsets and access points. For example, the ParaAP, Paragon's AP product, integrates DSL (ADSL2+), a WLAN AP (802.11g), a router, VoIP (SIP), and IP-PBX together into one box for cost and space savings, as well as useful features, such as voice mail.

For OEMs developing broadband communications solutions, TI's advanced signal processing-based silicon and software platforms deliver the optimal performance, lower power consumption, and system-level integration required to rapidly deploy differentiated next-generation products for cable modems, digital subscriber line (xDSL) modems, integrated access devices (IADs), VoIP gateways, carrier infrastructure, and home and office wireless networking. See