Wipro Licenses 1394 AVLink IP Cores, 1394 Software Stack to MediaTek

9/13/2004 - Wipro Technologies, the global IT services division of Wipro Limited (NYSE : WIT), has licensed the 1394 AVLink IP Cores and 1394 Software Stack to MediaTek Inc, Taiwan. These IP cores provide the FirewireTM interface on Mediatek’s DVD recorder chip. MediaTek, a fabless IC company in Taiwan with a strong focus on R&D, is recognized as the world leader in the digital media IC industry.

“This IP licensing agreement gives further proof of the leadership status of Wipro’s IEEE 1394 IP program. Taiwan is becoming the hotbed of high-technology R&D and a critical market for leading technology providers such as Wipro,” said Ramesh Emani – President of the Embedded and Product Engineering Solutions vertical, Wipro Technologies. “Our association with MediaTek, the worldwide leader in digital media integrated chipset solutions, gives us a strong foothold in this increasingly important geography,” he added.

“We have commenced production of our chip which incorporates Wipro’s IEEE 1394 IPs,” said MediaTek. “Wipro’s high quality, silicon proven solution and their years of experience in the IEEE 1394 market, gave us the confidence to work with them. We are sure that this chip will help us reinforce our leadership position in the consumer electronics market.” added MediaTek.

“We have licensed our IEEE 1394 solution to leaders in the consumer electronics, PC and PC peripherals market over the last eight years. Wipro is in a unique position to offer robust solutions for specific devices like DTV’s DVD Players, STB’s and camcorders” said Mr.Emani.

Wipro is a leader in the semiconductor IP space, with IP solutions for both wireless as well as wired connectivity. Wipro offers IPs compliant with IEEE 1394 (a&b), 802.11 (a, b & g), USB and Ethernet. This suite of IPs is well complemented by a diverse set of embedded and product engineering service teams worldwide.

About MediaTek
MediaTek Inc. is a leading provider of total solutions for optical storage, digital consumer and wireless semiconductor. Founded in 1997 and headquartered at Hsin-Chu Science Park, Taiwan, MediaTek is now one of the world’s top 10 IC fabless companies and the world’s largest chipset suppliers of CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, Combi, DVD-Rewritable and DVD players. The Company’s common stock is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code “2454”.

For more information, please visit the Company’s web site at www.mtk.com.tw

About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited is the first PCMM Level 5 and SEI CMM Level 5 certified IT Services Company globally. Wipro provides comprehensive IT solutions and services, including systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research and development services to corporations globally. In the Indian market, Wipro is a leader in providing IT solutions and services for the corporate segment in India offering system integration, network integration, software solutions and IT services. Wipro also has profitable presence in niche market segments of consumer products and lighting. In the Asia Pacific and Middle East markets, Wipro provides IT solutions and services for global corporations. Wipro's ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and its equity shares are listed in India on the Stock Exchange - Mumbai and the National Stock Exchange, among others. More information is available at www.wipro.com, www.wiprocorporate.com & www.wipro.co.in

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