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Alcatel Picks Infineon's DSL Chipset

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5/29/2001

MUNICH, Germany –– Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX), a leading provider of integrated circuits for advanced communications systems, today announced that Alcatel has selected Infineon’s GEMINAX™ (Global Enhanced Multiport Integrated ADSL Transceiver) chipset as one of the solutions for its North American Litespan® next generation network digital loop carrier (NGN DLC) multi-service broadband access platform. The integrated voice and data chipset enables design of very high-density and cost effective linecard for lifeline voice and DSL based data services. The Geminax chip is designed into the new Litespan 24-channel linecard, which will be exhibited for the first time in both company’s booths at Supercomm 2002 in Atlanta, Ga., June 4 – 6. Using the Geminax chipset, system providers can significantly increase line density in their access platforms, thereby enabling the acceleration of broadband deployment worldwide. “We are very excited to be part of Alcatel’s Litespan system, the world’s most widely deployed integrated digital loop carrier with DSL,” said Christian Wolff, Vice President of Infineon’s Communications Business Group and General Manager of the Access Business Unit. “Improved density and reduced per port costs are a giant step forward in making the ubiquitous co-existence of voice and ADSL on every line a reality. This will lower operator costs and fuel broadband subscriber growth.” Infineon Technologies AG Alcatel SA

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