Agere Supplies ICs to DataPlay

Agere Systems signs five-year deal to provide custom ICs to developer of digital media for portable consumer electronics products

April 17, 2002

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Agere Systems (NYSE: AGR.A - news), a leading provider of integrated circuits for hard-disk drive applications, today announced that it is supplying custom integrated circuits (IC) to DataPlay, a developer of a miniature digital media solution that can be incorporated into portable consumer electronics devices such as music players, digital cameras, e-books and PDAs. Agere has signed a five-year supply agreement with DataPlay. The DataPlay solution includes three primary offerings: DataPlay digital media, the DataPlay micro-optical engine and ContentKey(TM), a content distribution, marketing and e-commerce tool. One DataPlay digital media has the capacity to store up to 500 MB of universal content, including music, images, documents, software, games, video and more. DataPlay micro-optical engines, which are incorporated in consumer electronics devices, include a custom-designed transimpedance amplifier and laser diode driver from Agere. "Whether it's for emerging consumer applications like DataPlay's micro-optical engines or the solutions we provide to traditional hard-disk drive applications, our customers rely on us to deliver devices designed to meet the unique requirements for their products and the universal need for higher storage capacity at a reasonable price,'' said Joe O'Hare, vice president of Storage ICs at Agere. "This agreement demonstrates our intense focus on technology, flexibility and value as we continue to expand our storage IC leadership from the desktop to the consumer electronics marketplace.'' Agere Systems

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