Agere Systems to Supply New, Advanced Chip Set for SIRIUS Satellite Radios

01 Jun, 2006, 01:00 ET from Agere Systems

    ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agere Systems (NYSE:  
 AGR) today announced that it will provide a new, advanced system-on-a-chip
 (SoC) chip set to manufacturers of SIRIUS radios. Agere's announcement
 coincides with next week's Computex conference and exhibition in Taiwan
 (Agere Booth T101A2).
     (LOGO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040618/AGERELOGO )
     SIRIUS products that will use this new Agere SoC include satellite
 radio receivers used in automotive, home, portable and navigation
 applications. These receivers are scheduled for delivery to consumers next
 year.
     Compared with previous-generation technology, Agere's chip set features
 significant SoC integration, feature enhancements and size reduction. The
 chip set also offers lower power consumption, improved audio performance
 and other features.
     "Demand for SIRIUS products and programming is growing rapidly," said
 Jim Meyer, president of operations and sales for SIRIUS. "Agere continues
 to be a valued supplier, as we introduce new and innovative features in our
 next-generation products that, we believe, will attract additional
 subscribers."
     SIRIUS currently has more than 4 million subscribers and expects to
 surpass 6.2 million subscribers by the end of 2006.
     "Agere appreciates the opportunity to continue as a valued silicon
 supplier for SIRIUS, which has made the vision of satellite radio an
 everyday, widespread and rapidly growing consumer reality in North
 America," said Denis Regimbal, executive vice president with the Agere
 Systems Mobility Division. "SIRIUS provides premium content and innovative
 services; Agere's technology delivers the features, low power and quality
 to help make those benefits a reality for consumers."
     For more information, customers may visit Agere's Web site at
 http://www.agere.com or contact one of Agere's regional sales offices.
 Customers in the U.S. may also call the Agere Systems Customer Response
 Center at 1-800-372-2447. Customers in Canada may call 1-800-553-2448.
 Customers outside those countries may call 1-610-712-4323. Fax inquiries
 may be directed to 1-610-712-4106, or e-mail queries to
 docmaster@agere.com. Written inquiries should be sent to Agere Systems,
 Room 10A-301C, 1110 American Parkway NE, Lehigh Valley Central Campus,
 Allentown, PA, 18109, USA.
     Agere Systems is a global leader in semiconductors for storage,
 wireless data, and public and enterprise networks. The company's chips and
 software power a broad range of computing and communications applications,
 from cell phones, PCs, PDAs, hard disk drives and gaming devices to the
 world's most sophisticated wireless and wireline networks. Agere's
 customers include top manufacturers of consumer electronics, communications
 and computing equipment. Agere's products connect people to information and
 entertainment at home, at work and on the road-enabling the connected
 lifestyle. More information about Agere Systems is available from its web
 site at http://www.agere.com .
     Agere, Agere Systems and the Agere Systems logo are registered
 trademarks of Agere Systems Inc.
     This release contains forward-looking statements based on information
 currently available to Agere. Agere's actual results could differ
 materially from the results stated or implied by those forward-looking
 statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and
 uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our reliance on major
 customers and suppliers, our ability to keep pace with technological
 change, our dependence on new product development, price and product
 competition, availability of manufacturing capacity, customer demand for
 our products and services, and general industry and market conditions. For
 a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see our
 annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2005 and
 our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2006.
 Agere disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
 forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
 events or otherwise.
 
 

SOURCE Agere Systems
    ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agere Systems (NYSE:  
 AGR) today announced that it will provide a new, advanced system-on-a-chip
 (SoC) chip set to manufacturers of SIRIUS radios. Agere's announcement
 coincides with next week's Computex conference and exhibition in Taiwan
 (Agere Booth T101A2).
     (LOGO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040618/AGERELOGO )
     SIRIUS products that will use this new Agere SoC include satellite
 radio receivers used in automotive, home, portable and navigation
 applications. These receivers are scheduled for delivery to consumers next
 year.
     Compared with previous-generation technology, Agere's chip set features
 significant SoC integration, feature enhancements and size reduction. The
 chip set also offers lower power consumption, improved audio performance
 and other features.
     "Demand for SIRIUS products and programming is growing rapidly," said
 Jim Meyer, president of operations and sales for SIRIUS. "Agere continues
 to be a valued supplier, as we introduce new and innovative features in our
 next-generation products that, we believe, will attract additional
 subscribers."
     SIRIUS currently has more than 4 million subscribers and expects to
 surpass 6.2 million subscribers by the end of 2006.
     "Agere appreciates the opportunity to continue as a valued silicon
 supplier for SIRIUS, which has made the vision of satellite radio an
 everyday, widespread and rapidly growing consumer reality in North
 America," said Denis Regimbal, executive vice president with the Agere
 Systems Mobility Division. "SIRIUS provides premium content and innovative
 services; Agere's technology delivers the features, low power and quality
 to help make those benefits a reality for consumers."
     For more information, customers may visit Agere's Web site at
 http://www.agere.com or contact one of Agere's regional sales offices.
 Customers in the U.S. may also call the Agere Systems Customer Response
 Center at 1-800-372-2447. Customers in Canada may call 1-800-553-2448.
 Customers outside those countries may call 1-610-712-4323. Fax inquiries
 may be directed to 1-610-712-4106, or e-mail queries to
 docmaster@agere.com. Written inquiries should be sent to Agere Systems,
 Room 10A-301C, 1110 American Parkway NE, Lehigh Valley Central Campus,
 Allentown, PA, 18109, USA.
     Agere Systems is a global leader in semiconductors for storage,
 wireless data, and public and enterprise networks. The company's chips and
 software power a broad range of computing and communications applications,
 from cell phones, PCs, PDAs, hard disk drives and gaming devices to the
 world's most sophisticated wireless and wireline networks. Agere's
 customers include top manufacturers of consumer electronics, communications
 and computing equipment. Agere's products connect people to information and
 entertainment at home, at work and on the road-enabling the connected
 lifestyle. More information about Agere Systems is available from its web
 site at http://www.agere.com .
     Agere, Agere Systems and the Agere Systems logo are registered
 trademarks of Agere Systems Inc.
     This release contains forward-looking statements based on information
 currently available to Agere. Agere's actual results could differ
 materially from the results stated or implied by those forward-looking
 statements due to a number of risks and uncertainties. These risks and
 uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our reliance on major
 customers and suppliers, our ability to keep pace with technological
 change, our dependence on new product development, price and product
 competition, availability of manufacturing capacity, customer demand for
 our products and services, and general industry and market conditions. For
 a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see our
 annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2005 and
 our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2006.
 Agere disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
 forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
 events or otherwise.
 
 SOURCE Agere Systems