Comsys Gives TI an EDGE

Comsys to provide EDGE IP for Texas Instruments' TCS family of wireless chipset solutions

December 3, 2002

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HONG KONG and DALLAS -- Comsys Communications and Signal Processing, a leader in physical layer solutions for emerging cellular standards, and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced that Comsys will deliver EDGE baseband IP to TI for use in its TCS family of wireless chipset solutions. This agreement follows similar successful collaboration between Texas Instruments and Comsys to incorporate EDGE technology onto TI's digital signal processor technology. Enhanced Data for GSM Environments (EDGE) technology effectively triples the data rates possible with general packet radio service (GPRS) networks, thereby effectively tripling the capacity of data users on the same network. The lack of available spectrum for third generation (3G) mobile in some countries, coupled with the relatively inexpensive cost for EDGE upgrades, makes EDGE a compelling solution for increased data throughput over existing networks. "We are very pleased with TI's decision," says Eli Plotnik, Comsys' chief executive officer. "This is a further example of Comsys' capabilities. Comsys has consistently shown excellent modem performance above and beyond benchmarks demanded by the standards organizations. The development of the EDGE baseband IP involved advances in algorithmic capabilities as well as advanced system engineering. Comsys solutions make optimum use of the limited power budget for cellular handsets, extending battery life without compromising on performance." Comsys Communications & Signal Processing Ltd. Texas Instruments Inc.

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