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TI Ships Some Modems

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5/29/2003

DALLAS -- Retail-ready residential gateway (RG) solutions based on DOCSIS(tm) and wireless LAN technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) are ready to hit the shelves from leading broadband retail providers including NETGEAR, SMC and TOSHIBA. The platforms provide consumers with a compelling set of high demand product features that are expected to create a consumer driven upgrade market for cable modems, as well as entice new users who desire broadband connectivity throughout the home.

Expected to be available at consumer-friendly price points, the RG solutions are DOCSIS 2.0 ready and feature TI's TurboDOX(tm) bandwidth acceleration software. TurboDOX, a software package for cable modems, enhances the user experience of DOCSIS-based and Euro-DOCSIS(tm)-based modems by significantly increasing download speeds of popular applications including File Transfer Protocol (FTP), peer-2-peer, file sharing services and picture and media server uploads. The solutions also include third-party software from leading RG suppliers providing advanced security, routing and managed service functionality.

"Retail customers demand a more cost effective, easy-to-use and feature-rich networking solution that is DOCSIS-certified and compatible with all the leading cable Internet service providers, " said David James, Gateway Product Manager at NETGEAR. "We are looking to TI's Residential Gateway solution and its TurboDOX bandwidth acceleration software to help differentiate our platform from other solutions on the market today."

Texas Instruments Inc.

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