TI announced its new OMAP 3 architecture for mobile phones at a press conference at 3GSM World Congress

February 14, 2006

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BARCELONA -- Offering a breakthrough in how a mobile phone can work for you, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN) (TI) today announced its new OMAP(TM) 3 architecture for mobile phones at a press conference at 3GSM World Congress. The OMAP 3 platform will transform the mobile phone into a personal and professional tool that allows consumers to integrate work and entertainment into one device. OMAP 3 application processors will power a new class of mobile phones that will improve entertainment and productivity features and integrate capabilities of cameras, gaming devices, portable video and music players, laptops and PDAs. TI's first OMAP 3-based device, the OMAP3430 processor, will be the industry's highest-performing application processor and is believed to be the first wireless processor to use 65-nanometer (nm) process technology. The OMAP3430 processor will sample this year (visit http://www.ti.com/omap3 for more information ).

"Cool consumer electronics products are migrating to the cellular platform, enabling consumers and business travelers to experience mobile entertainment and workplace productivity on the road," said Gilles Delfassy, senior vice president of TI's Wireless Terminals Business Unit. "New OMAP 3 processors will enable a radical change in how the mobile phone will be used, making it an indispensable work/life tool."

The new OMAP 3 architecture will empower consumers with faster accessibility to databases, spreadsheets, presentations, e-mail, audio and video attachments, web browsing, and videoconferencing. OMAP 3 is the industry's first application processor platform to be based on the new ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-A8 superscalar microprocessor core, which delivers 3X more performance than the ARM11 core used in OMAP 2 processors. Combined with TI's DSP technology, the increased ARM performance boosts productivity and entertainment applications on the mobile phone, while maintaining power efficiencies expected in a handset.

"TI's OMAP 2 platform took multimedia performance on mobile devices to a new level. The OMAP 3 platform is yet another major breakthrough in performance with the new ARM Cortex-A8 core," said Petri Haavisto, Vice President, Symbian Product Platforms, Nokia. "These new OMAP processors will enable the design of a new breed of mobile multimedia devices, combining state-of-the-art entertainment capabilities and laptop-like experience in a low-power handset class of products."

Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN)

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