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 networks. "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 . About Virata 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. 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