Huawei Selects Conexant-based ADSL Modems for Deployment in China

2/11/2003 - Conexant Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNXT), a worldwide leader in semiconductor system solutions for communications applications, announced that its single-chip asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) solution has been selected for use in ADSL customer premise equipment (CPE) modems from Etek Technology Co. Ltd., a leading ADSL equipment provider in China. Etek’s modems will be bundled with digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs) from Huawei Technologies Co., a global supplier of telecoms infrastructure, for deployment in China.

"Etek’s reputation for highly reliable modems, coupled with Huawei’s undisputed market position in China, make this a very exciting win for us and underscores the strength of our ADSL product offering," said Chee Kwan, vice president of broadband access products for Conexant's Broadband Communications segment. "We've combined performance and functionality into a single, cost-effective chip, which improves our customer's competitive position both technically and economically. We’re pleased that our technology will play a role in the rollout of ADSL service in China."

"ADSL technology will be the most widespread broadband communications solution for users to access the Internet in China," said Tang Qibing, general manager of International Switching & Access Network Division, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. "As China's largest DSLAM manufacturer, Huawei is leading the way by delivering innovative products such as our recently launched the SmartAX® broadband access series products to market. This will help speed the adoption rate of ADSL technology and bring the Internet speed to a new level in China."

"The demand for high-speed Internet access over telephone lines continues to grow in China, and we're pleased to have been chosen by Huawei to bundle our TD2018 ADSL modem with their DSLAM equipment to provide their customers with an always-on connection that supports both voice and data," said Tracy Tai, president of Etek. "Etek selected Conexant’s technology for our ADSL products because it provides the most complete feature set available at a competitive cost. We are glad to work with Conexant and leverage their technological expertise to deliver the highest quality products for this significant deployment in China."

Conexant’s ADSL semiconductors lead the market in terms of integration and increased functionality. The company’s chipsets and software systems solutions are optimized to address the growing demand for high-speed connectivity. With a portfolio of form-factor options from internal PCI to external USB and stand-alone bridge/routers, Conexant’s ADSL product offering is suited for a wide range of applications.

About Conexant
Conexant Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in semiconductor system solutions for communications applications, leverages its expertise in mixed-signal processing to deliver integrated systems and semiconductor products through two separate businesses. The Broadband Communications business develops and delivers integrated solutions that enable digital entertainment and information networks for the home and small office. Mindspeed TechnologiesTM, the company’s Internet infrastructure business, designs, develops and sells a complete portfolio of semiconductor networking solutions that facilitate the aggregation, transmission and switching of data, video and voice from the edge of the Internet to linked metropolitan area networks. Conexant is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. To learn more, visit us at or

About Etek Technology Co. Ltd.
Etek Technology is a leading provider of ADSL CPE modem, VDSL CPE modem and industrial modem in China. Etek was established in 1989 and it is located in Shenzhen, China. It develops its activity on R&D, manufacturing and maintaining communication modem, and its products have been widely adopted by many Telcos in difference provinces of China. More than 600,000 units of ADSL modems had sold in 2002. To learn more, please visit us at

About Huawei
Established in 1988, Huawei Technologies is a high-tech enterprise which specializes in research and development (R&D), production and marketing of communications equipment, providing customized network solutions for telecom carriers in optical, fixed, mobile and data communications networks. With total sales of US$3.1 billion in 2001, Huawei has achieved a substantial increase upon the previous year's total sales. China, the second largest telecom market in the world, has proven to be a firm basis for Huawei's international expansion. In order to support its global operations Huawei has set up 32 branch offices worldwide.

Conexant and Mindspeed are trademarks of Conexant Systems, Inc.

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