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Wireless Pioneer Texas Instruments Marks Five Years of Single-Chip Innovation

TI DRP Technology Continues to Shape and Define the Wireless Single-Chip Market

Sep 17, 2007

DALLAS (September 17, 2007) - In just five years, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) has launched more than a dozen wireless single-chip solutions, ranging from the world's first single-chip cell phone modem to multi-radio connectivity devices, and continues to shape and define the rapidly changing wireless landscape. Increasingly, handset manufacturers require highly integrated, scalable solutions that address a multitude of consumer requirements around the globe. TI initially addressed this need five years ago with another industry first - a single-chip Bluetooth&#174 solution (the BRF6100) based on the company's innovative DRPTM technology, delivering a small and affordable solution that accelerated penetration of Bluetooth in wireless phones. (For more information, see www.ti.com/singlechip)

The BRF6100 was the first device based on TI's revolutionary DRP single-chip technology, a maximum digital process that is scalable to support a variety of air interfaces today and tomorrow. DRP technology has been integral in delivering on TI's promise of supporting its customers with solutions that improve cost, size and power. Today, TI's broad portfolio of DRP technology-based single-chip solutions ranges from cellular to connectivity technologies, including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi&#174. TI expects to have shipped more than 200 million units of DRP technology-based chips by the end of 2007, demonstrating the fast ramp and high demand for TI's single-chip technology.

"When TI first announced plans for the wireless single-chip market five years ago, we knew it would accelerate wireless technology, especially in high-growth economies, and that has certainly happened," said Greg Delagi, senior vice president of TI's Wireless Terminals Business Unit. "Single-chip solutions are truly growing up, and we're going well beyond simply providing a single function device to now providing everything needed for an affordable, feature-rich phone on just one piece of silicon."

Building on the company's legacy of more than 75 years of innovation, TI's LoCostoTM single-chip cell phone platform revolutionized the wireless industry and truly defined the global entry-level handset market when it was introduced in 2004. The LoCosto solution goes beyond delivering just basic, black and white, voice-only phones - it also supports affordable multimedia features that consumers around the globe demand in their mobile phones, including color displays, cameras and FM radio.

In addition to its LoCosto solutions, TI offers the BlueLinkTM Bluetooth platform, WiLinkTM Wi-Fi solutions and NaviLinkTM GPS solutions as part of its single-chip connectivity portfolio. With these technologies, TI continues to push the envelope with multi-radio integration technology to enable handset manufacturers to quickly and seamlessly integrate these three functions into feature-rich mainstream handsets.

TI has also been a leader in process technology development, delivering the industry's first 90-nanometer (nm) and 65-nm single-chip solutions. TI is shipping a variety of 90-nm single chips in large volumes today, including the LoCosto solution and members of the BlueLink, WiLink and NaviLink families. TI is sampling the 65-nm OMAPV1035 eCosto solution and LoCosto ULC device, and plans to sample the WiLink 6.0 and BlueLink 7.0 single chips by the end of 2007.