New FOMA Handset Models from NTT DoCoMo Feature Texas Instruments OMAP Processors

2/19/2003 - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced that all three new FOMA® (Freedom of Multimedia Access) third generation (3G) handset models from NTT DoCoMo Inc. will feature TIs high-performance, power-efficient OMAP application processors. These models feature a camera capable of taking high-quality still photos and video. The handsets also support iMotion Mail, which enables users to send a video they have recorded as an email attachment. The high processing performance and low power consumption of TIs OMAP1510 processor help enable these rich, real-time multimedia-rich features as well as long battery life.

The new handsets featuring the OMAP1510 processor are as follows:

Texas Instruments widely-adopted OMAP platform is comprised of high performance, power-efficient processors, a robust software infrastructure and comprehensive support network for the development of differentiated 2.5G and 3G multimedia-enhanced mobile devices and software applications. Tailored to support the real-time processing needs of high-end, multimedia-rich wireless handsets and PDAs, TI's OMAP1510 processor provides the processing performance needed to run data-intensive applications like multimedia messaging, interactive gaming, Internet audio, streaming video and location based services, without sacrificing valuable battery life.

TI's OMAP processors support all wireless communications standards and popular mobile operating systems (OS). Software code compatibility is achieved extensively from a scalable family of processors that support simple data applications such as text messaging to others high-performance multimedia, enabling manufacturers to reliably offer next-generation products.

"We are happy to work with NTT DoCoMo, and the leading Japanese handset manufacturers, NEC, Fujitsu and Panasonic. NTT DoCoMo is a true pioneer in 3G wireless and is delivering exciting new multimedia-enabled handsets and services to its customers today," said Alain Mutricy, TI Vice President and Worldwide OMAP Platform General Manager. "NTT Docomo customers will be able to enjoy a rich wireless multimedia experience with a variety of new handset features leveraging our customers' expertise and taking advantage of TI's OMAP processors. We look forward to continuing our support to NTT DoCoMo and our handset partners in developing new 3G technology in the future."

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