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Connaught Electronics Limited has Chosen Texas Instruments' DaVinci™ Technology and Digital Media Processor for Automotive Vision Platforms

Dec 13, 2006

DALLAS (December 13, 2006) -- Connaught Electronics Limited (CEL) today announced that they have chosen Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (TI) (NYSE:TXN) DaVinci™ technology and TMS320DM64x™ digital media processors for their new range of single and multi-camera automotive vision systems.

“TI's TMS320DM643x processor based on DaVinci technology offers reduced power consumption coupled with exceptional video, imaging and system control functionality for demanding driver assistance systems,” said Jean-Marc Charpentier, DSP platforms manager, TI Europe. “CEL has leveraged TI’s technology to create a range of world-class embedded vision systems for the global automotive market.”

“CEL selected TI’s automotive qualified DM642 and DM643x DaVinci processors as the optimum video processing engine for our Driver Assistance Camera Platform. A modular hardware design, combined with our efficient software algorithms, has enabled CEL to exceed the expectations of our premier customer base,” said Fergus Moyles, director and general manager, CEL.

Every Connaught Electronics vision product is future-proofed, providing the answer to long-term investment questions from automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). As new and more demanding safety features are invented for driver enhancement, the code compatibility and media processor product roadmap from Texas Instruments provides support, speed and sophistication for many forthcoming technology needs.