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New Mitel IP Phones Leverage Texas Instruments VoIP Technology for Enhanced Features in the Enterprise

Jun 7, 2006

DALLAS and OTTAWA (June 7, 2006) - Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) and Mitel®, a trusted provider of voice-centric IP communications solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Mitel's new series of IP phones are based on TI's leading Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. TI's TNETV1050 IP phone solution is being leveraged across Mitel's new 5300 series IP phones to deliver real-time access to applications and services, including web browsing, contact lists, call history logs and many other advanced, customized user settings.
"Our collaboration with TI has resulted in a new class of IP phones that will give our enterprise customers access to the next level of advanced features," said Ron Wellard, vice-president, product development, Mitel. "Utilizing TI's proven and programmable technology allows us to deliver a differentiated VoIP experience that increases the efficiency of our customers, and positions us well as this fast-growing industry evolves."
Mitel's new 5330 and 5340 IP Phones are full-featured enterprise-class telephones that provide voice communications over an IP network. The feature-rich telephones feature a large 160 x 320 graphics display with 24 or 48 self-labeling, multifunction, programmable keys. The 5330 and 5340 are full-duplex, hands-free speakerphone systems with support of Wideband Audio Handsets that makes the telephones acoustically superior to many IP phones available today. Built-in flexibility make the telephones customizable across many vertical market applications, and ideal for any enterprise executive, manager or employee as they can be used as an ACD agent, supervisor or teleworker phones.
The new Mitel telephones are enabled through TI's single-chip TNETV1050 solution that combines the key processor, communication and peripheral functions necessary to build an advanced IP phone. Developed specifically for enterprise desktop speakerphones, the TNETV1050 leverages TI's long-term investment in developing communications processors for voice and broadband applications. It offers access to a comprehensive feature set, and exceptional processing performance to support current and evolving IP phone standards.
The TNETV1050 is based upon TI's programmable TMS320C55xTM digital signal processing technology. Programmability of the TNETV1050 allows customers such as Mitel to support a number of IP phone implementations with full duplex speakerphone capabilities, including support for three-way conferencing, and low bit rate and wideband codecs. The TNETV1050 is extremely flexible, and also offers IP phone and PC connectivity to the Ethernet LAN, and a USB interface. This allows for a wide variety of devices to connect to the phone, increasing user efficiency across the enterprise. Examples include card readers, fingerprint recognition, PDA synchronization, video conferencing and more. 
"We are proud that our programmable, integrated VoIP technology has helped to enable Mitel's two new, feature-rich IP phones," said Fred Zimmerman, executive director, VoIP CPE products, Texas Instruments. "Through the TNETV1050, TI is helping its customers deliver the performance to process advanced voice applications while reducing the total system bill-of-materials."
TI and Mitel announced their relationship in mid-2005, when Mitel unveiled that TI had been selected as its primary supplier for both IP phone sets and VoIP gateway systems. For more information about the TNETV1050, please visit www.ti.com/voip. Information on Mitel's 5300 IP phones is available at www.mitel.com.