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TI's Newest Wireless Infrastructure DSP Processor Has Been Selected by NEC for Multimedia-Rich WCDMA for 3G Networks in Europe and Japan

NEC Gains System Efficiency With TI's Leading Edge Technology

Dec 4, 2006

HONG KONG (December 4, 2006) -- Deploying some of the most advanced 3G base stations available today, NEC Corporation has chosen Texas Instruments' (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DSP products for its line of WCDMA macro base stations. TI will provide its new single-chip multi-core 3 GHz TMS320TCI6487 programmable digital signal processor (DSP) to achieve higher performance and improved system efficiency, as well as a reduced footprint in their base stations. By using TI's products and technology, NEC will enable operators in Europe and Japan to dramatically reduce the time and effort required to deploy mobile multimedia services today and in the future.
"Texas Instruments' wireless infrastructure products will improve our overall system efficiency by providing greater channel density and increased system flexibility," said Dr. Nobuhiro Endo, Associate Senior Vice President of NEC and the head of Mobile Network Operations Unit. "The programmability and code compatibility of TI's DSP will enable us to gain leadership in WCDMA implementations. In addition, their tools and support enable our system designers to develop products quickly with few challenges. We have a high degree of confidence in our relationship with TI and look forward to continued success in deploying our products in the growing 3G market."
"Texas Instruments and NEC have enjoyed a long, fruitful relationship," said Greg Delagi, vice president of TI's DSP business. "As consumers demand more data and multimedia applications from their handsets, we believe that wireless infrastructure manufacturers will continue to benefit from high performance, programmable solutions that enable them to quickly deploy new technologies. By implementing our latest DSP technology, we hope to further drive the deployment of 3G technology around the world."
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. The company currently uses TI's leading TMS320C64x+TM core DSP technology, which has been optimized for wireless infrastructure. The TCI6487 offers three times the performance of previous infrastructure solutions, providing NEC with greater channel enhancement and more flexibility while reducing design complexity for OEMs. 
In addition to providing DSP technology, NEC also uses TI's wide portfolio of analog products optimized for wireless infrastructure applications including data conversion, power management, clock distribution and radio frequency products.