Texas Instruments Announces DaVinci(TM), the World's Most Advanced Semiconductor Technology for Next Generation Digital Video

First to integrate hardware and software for a broad array of digital video products, DaVinci technology will reduce time to market and offer consumers less expensive, hassle-free devices.

First to integrate hardware and software for a broad array of digital video products, DaVinci technology will reduce time to market and offer consumers less expensive, hassle-free devices.


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NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- During a global event today, Rich Templeton, president and CEO of Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN) introduced DaVinci(TM), the world's most advanced semiconductor technology for next generations of digital video products. DaVinci technology is a DSP-based solution tailored for digital video applications that provides video equipment manufacturers with integrated processors, software and tools to simplify the design process and accelerate innovation. For more information about DaVinci technology, see .

Much like what TI has done for its wireless mobile phone customers, DaVinci will allow digital video designers to choose a signal processor tailored for their needs and then select from a menu of production ready software, reducing time to market and increasing innovation by an order of magnitude.

For consumers, these advancements will result in new generations of digital video products that go far beyond today's capabilities. For example, consumers will no longer have to correct color and lighting problems on a digital photo using their PC; those corrections will be done automatically by the camera. Instead of multiple systems, one TV set-top box will allow consumers to play and/or record, as well as video conference with friends simultaneously. Taking this technology one step further, consumers with a video security system will be able to identify a visitor at the front door, unlock it and open it via their TV remote.

"Microsoft continues to innovate by delivering products and technologies that offer the highest quality digital audio and video experiences available," said Amir Majidimehr, corporate vice president for the Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft. "Texas Instruments is a key partner in these efforts, and new technologies like DaVinci(TM) are poised to transform the way consumers experience digital video entertainment."

TI expects to announce DaVinci-based processor samples, software and development tools by year-end 2005. DaVinci-enabled solutions are in the pipeline for products such as digital cameras, automotive infotainment products, portable media players, set-top boxes, and video-security systems.

"This is premier digital signal processing technology that will grow the market for new digital video applications and make existing applications much easier to use," said Rich Templeton, president and CEO of Texas Instruments, "TI is continuing its promise to accelerate the pace of innovation for the communications and entertainment era."

Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real-world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design 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 .

Statements contained in this news release regarding the video products market, TI product qualifications and availability, and other statements of management's beliefs, goals and expectations may be considered forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. The following factors and the factors discussed in TI's most recent Form 10-K could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements contained in this news release: actual market demand for video products and TI products specifically, and actual test and qualification results relating to TI products. TI disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this news release.


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