HTC Collaborates With TI to Adopt Texas Instruments OMAP(TM) Technology In HTC's Next Generation Wireless Devices

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Texas Instruments Incorporated

    DALLAS and TAIWAN, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments
 Incorporated's (NYSE:   TXN) (TI) family of high performance, low power OMAP(TM)
 processors will serve as the engines for High Tech Computer Corporation's
 (HTC) 2.5 and 3G smart phones and advanced mobile Internet appliances.  The
 collaboration leverages HTC's design and manufacturing expertise in mobile
 devices, and TI's high performance, low power OMAP processors, to deliver
 2.5 and 3G mobile devices with sleek form factors and wireless functionality
 including broadband Internet access, mobile commerce, personal digital
 assistant (PDA) functionality and e-mail access.  This further extends TI's
 position as the de facto standard processing platform for the next generation
 of broadband-enabled wireless devices.  See http://www.ti.com/sc/omap.
     "Wireless consumers have spoken loud and clear on their requirements for
 next generation smart phones -- high performance for new wireless
 applications; long battery life for extended use; and flexibility to
 personalize these devices.  TI's OMAP platform makes this a reality today,"
 said Peter Chou, vice president, Wireless Mobile Division, HTC.  "We have been
 working closely with TI's OMAP development team through design reviews and
 architecture discussion.  Undoubtedly, we believe that the TI family of high
 performance, low power OMAP processors solutions offer HTC the best
 capabilities for delivering leading-edge products to the market.  We plan to
 further this collaboration well into 3G and other future wireless solutions."
     HTC (http://www.htc.com.tw), based in Taiwan and founded in 1997,
 specializes in designing and manufacturing world-class mobile computing and
 communication solutions for customers including original equipment
 manufacturers (OEMs) and Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs).  Since its
 establishment, HTC has become one of the most respected manufacturers of
 devices based on the Microsoft Windows CE(TM) operating system, including the
 Compaq iPAQ(TM) Pocket PC.
     "TI has worked closely with HTC for several years to deliver a complete
 family of solutions that take advantage of TI's OMAP platform," said Alain
 Mutricy, general manager of TI's OMAP platform.  "HTC is considered one of the
 most respected manufacturers of mobile Internet devices based on Microsoft
 Windows CE operating system.  We look forward to collaborating with HTC in the
 rapidly growing mobile Internet appliance market, and we're excited to assist
 HTC in providing 2.5 and 3G wireless solutions to its customer base."
     Unveiled in May 1999, TI's programmable DSP-based OMAP architecture
 delivers advanced wireless Internet and multimedia functionality, without
 compromising battery life essential to wireless communications devices.  TI's
 OMAP platform is not only architected to support all 2G, 2.5G and 3G wireless
 standards, but also delivers an open software environment that enables
 wireless software developers to provide new applications for wired and
 wireless downloading.
     TI began shipping OMAP processor prototypes in 4Q2000, and is shipping
 samples of its OMAP1510 product today.  The OMAP1510 is scheduled to be
 available in volume production quantities in 3Q2001.
 
     Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal
 processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet
 age.  The company's businesses also include sensors and controls, and
 educational and productivity solutions.  TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas,
 and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN.  More information is located on the World Wide Web at:
 http://www.ti.com.
 
     Trademarks:
     OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated.
     Microsoft Windows CE is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
     iPAQ is a trademark of Compaq Computer Corporation.
 
 

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated
    DALLAS and TAIWAN, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments
 Incorporated's (NYSE:   TXN) (TI) family of high performance, low power OMAP(TM)
 processors will serve as the engines for High Tech Computer Corporation's
 (HTC) 2.5 and 3G smart phones and advanced mobile Internet appliances.  The
 collaboration leverages HTC's design and manufacturing expertise in mobile
 devices, and TI's high performance, low power OMAP processors, to deliver
 2.5 and 3G mobile devices with sleek form factors and wireless functionality
 including broadband Internet access, mobile commerce, personal digital
 assistant (PDA) functionality and e-mail access.  This further extends TI's
 position as the de facto standard processing platform for the next generation
 of broadband-enabled wireless devices.  See http://www.ti.com/sc/omap.
     "Wireless consumers have spoken loud and clear on their requirements for
 next generation smart phones -- high performance for new wireless
 applications; long battery life for extended use; and flexibility to
 personalize these devices.  TI's OMAP platform makes this a reality today,"
 said Peter Chou, vice president, Wireless Mobile Division, HTC.  "We have been
 working closely with TI's OMAP development team through design reviews and
 architecture discussion.  Undoubtedly, we believe that the TI family of high
 performance, low power OMAP processors solutions offer HTC the best
 capabilities for delivering leading-edge products to the market.  We plan to
 further this collaboration well into 3G and other future wireless solutions."
     HTC (http://www.htc.com.tw), based in Taiwan and founded in 1997,
 specializes in designing and manufacturing world-class mobile computing and
 communication solutions for customers including original equipment
 manufacturers (OEMs) and Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs).  Since its
 establishment, HTC has become one of the most respected manufacturers of
 devices based on the Microsoft Windows CE(TM) operating system, including the
 Compaq iPAQ(TM) Pocket PC.
     "TI has worked closely with HTC for several years to deliver a complete
 family of solutions that take advantage of TI's OMAP platform," said Alain
 Mutricy, general manager of TI's OMAP platform.  "HTC is considered one of the
 most respected manufacturers of mobile Internet devices based on Microsoft
 Windows CE operating system.  We look forward to collaborating with HTC in the
 rapidly growing mobile Internet appliance market, and we're excited to assist
 HTC in providing 2.5 and 3G wireless solutions to its customer base."
     Unveiled in May 1999, TI's programmable DSP-based OMAP architecture
 delivers advanced wireless Internet and multimedia functionality, without
 compromising battery life essential to wireless communications devices.  TI's
 OMAP platform is not only architected to support all 2G, 2.5G and 3G wireless
 standards, but also delivers an open software environment that enables
 wireless software developers to provide new applications for wired and
 wireless downloading.
     TI began shipping OMAP processor prototypes in 4Q2000, and is shipping
 samples of its OMAP1510 product today.  The OMAP1510 is scheduled to be
 available in volume production quantities in 3Q2001.
 
     Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal
 processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet
 age.  The company's businesses also include sensors and controls, and
 educational and productivity solutions.  TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas,
 and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
     Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 symbol TXN.  More information is located on the World Wide Web at:
 http://www.ti.com.
 
     Trademarks:
     OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated.
     Microsoft Windows CE is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
     iPAQ is a trademark of Compaq Computer Corporation.
 
 SOURCE  Texas Instruments Incorporated

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