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iSuppli Names Texas Instruments Number One Worldwide DSL CPE Supplier

TI's DSL Leadership Continues with Success of Integrated AR7 Solution

Apr 4, 2006

DALLAS (April 4, 2006) - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE: TXN] is the top supplier of DSL (digital subscriber line) customer premises equipment (CPE) worldwide with 32 percent market share in 2005, according to iSuppli Corporation's "Broadband and Digital Home Practice, Market Tracker Analysis Q1" report published March 2006.
Key to TI's success in the DSL CPE market has been the popularity of the AR7 family of products, an open platform that combines key technologies from TI's broad portfolio including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and wireless LAN (WLAN). TI has had tremendous success with the AR7 family and has shipped more than 45 million AR7 ports since it launched the product in 2003.
"TI has experienced consistently increasing demand for its AR7 CPE products throughout 2005, resulting in an impressive lead of more than 5.2 million ports above its closest competitor," said Steve Rago, principal analyst with iSuppli. "The winner in the telco market continues to be ADSL, which in 2005 accounted for 90 percent of the new telco subscribers. Based on the strong demand we have continued to see in the first half of this year, we expect this momentum for leading ADSL/VDSL products to continue this year and well into the next decade."
"Our market share leadership in DSL CPE is the result of helping to make our customers successful with operators," said Kurt Eckles, director of Marketing and Customer Support for TI's Residential Gateway and Embedded Systems business. "We see this growth continuing as service providers deploy faster CPUs and richer LAN interfaces to enable new, innovative services over ADSL, ADSL2+ and VDSL standards."
Building on the success of the AR7 platform, TI recently unveiled its next-generation UR8 architecture, which enables manufacturers to deliver an open service delivery platform with exceptional voice capabilities and advanced video services over all DSL standards.
"Superior voice capabilities will quickly distinguish the leaders among the next generation of residential gateways as they become the nucleus for voice services in the home," said Rago. "The next-generation residential gateway must enable telcos to migrate their circuit-switched subscribers over to their IP networks without any degradation in quality, ultimately lowering the cost of voice while enabling them to migrate to an all-IP network."

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