SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Virata(R) Corporation
(Nasdaq: VRTA) today announced that its Lithium(TM) communications processor,
Magnesium(TM) DSP, and vCore voice software package have been selected by TGF
Linux Communications, Inc. TGF Linux, a U.S.-based communications equipment
provider, will use Virata's technology to power its newest V-Gate
communications server. This is a completely integrated Linux server designed
to streamline voice and data applications, including e-commerce, over company
"Virata's comprehensive suite of hardware and software solutions are
capable of supporting the creation of highly customized, scalable,
application-rich networking equipment that should result in network
performance advantages for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)," said Duncan
Greatwood, vice president of marketing for Virata. "With TGF Linux as a
customer, we anticipate that our technology will be at the core of the network
infrastructure for many small-to-medium businesses."
"After examining all the available broadband technology products in the
market, we selected Virata because no where else could we find such
comprehensive functionality integrated into one product line," said David
Wong, President, TGF Linux. "With Virata's chips and software powering our
V-Gate server, we are well-equipped to incorporate the high level of telephony
services demanded by our SME customers to help them reduce the amount of time
and operational costs associated with starting a business."
About Virata's Hardware and Software Technology Platform
Magnesium bundles the powerful C54x DSP family from Texas Instruments with
Virata's vCore, a complete line of voice processing algorithms and control-
side device drivers under the Virata brand. This provides broadband equipment
developers with access to the industry's first Integrated Software-on-Silicon
(ISOS(TM)) voice processing product.
Lithium is a highly integrated, single-chip solution, which features a PCI
interface and DMA controller. Integrating many common functions, Lithium is
designed for flexible, low cost, high-functionality, high-performance
products. It may be used in a PCI modem or ATM access device, customer
premises equipment (CPE) or central office (CO).
Virata's extendible vCore Framework ensures optimum performance in
multi-channel, multi-algorithm environments. The vCore product consists of
DSP software and host processor software for VoIP transcoding and telephony
processing functions, as well as computer telephony functions, allowing
customers to integrate this functionality into a single converged product.
With vCore, Virata's DSP technology offers system developers full flexibility
and control of integrated service resources.
About TGF Linux
TGF Linux designs and manufactures communication devices, which include
hardware and software solutions based on the Linux operating system, to enable
superior quality voice over IP technology along with robust web server
applications. Based in Irvine, CA, the company is focused on delivering
powerful and application-rich servers to small and medium size enterprises
(SME). These servers are capable of providing enhanced services such as
unified messaging, click-to-talk, virtual private networking, wireless
application protocol, voice-over-internet protocol, broadband access, speech
recognition, text-to-speech, appointment scheduling, e-commerce sales and
intranet-in-a-box. For more information, visit www.tgflinux.com .
Virata provides communications software and semiconductors to
manufacturers of DSL, wireless, satellite, and other broadband networking
equipment. Virata's suite of processor-independent software products provide
developers with complete, field-proven implementations of networking
functions, including ATM, MPLS, and web servers, removing the need to write
and validate new software code.
Virata also pre-integrates its extensive suite of communications software
with its powerful and cost-effective communications processors to create
Integrated Software on Silicon (ISOS) products. These ISOS solutions assist
customers in developing a diverse range of broadband wireless and wireline
equipment including DSL modems, gateways, routers, and integrated access
devices targeted at the voice and high-speed data network access and customer
premises markets. Virata's products also help equipment manufacturers to
simplify product development, reduce the time it takes for products to reach
the market and focus resources on product differentiation and improvement.
Virata is a principal member of the ATM Forum, Bluetooth SIG organization, the
DSL Forum, HomePNA, ITU, MPLS Forum, OpenDSL consortium and UPnP Forum. A
publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Stock Market, Virata was founded in 1993
and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. For more information, please
visit www.virata.com .
Virata is a registered trademark of Virata, and ISOS, Lithium, Magnesium
and vCore are trademarks of Virata. All other trade, product, or service
names referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders.
Except for historical information contained herein, this press release
contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.
Actual results may differ materially. Factors that might cause a difference
include, but are not limited to, those relating to general business and
economic conditions, evolving industry standards, the pace of development and
market acceptance of our products and the DSL market generally,
commercialization and technological delays or difficulties, changes in
customer order patterns and risks of customer loss, the impact of competitive
products and technologies, competitive pricing pressures, manufacturing
availability and risks, dependence on third party suppliers, the uncertainties
associated with international operation, the possibility of our products
infringing patents and other intellectual property of third parties, risks due
to limited protection of our intellectual property, product defects, costs of
product development, our ability to attract and retain employees, the
company's ability to extract value from acquisitions, manufacturing and
government regulation and other risk factors listed from time to time in the
reports and other documents Virata files with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including without limitation, the report on Form 10-Q for the
quarter ended October 1, 2000. Virata assumes no obligation to revise or
update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release to
reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.
CONTACT: Kelly Karr, Director of Public Relations, 408-566-1026, or
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Desiree Russell, PR Manager, 919-862-1362, or
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