TI Integrates Telchemy's VQmon Technology into VoIP Chipsets

3/10/2005 - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Telchemy,® Incorporated, the global leader in Voice over IP Performance Management technology, announced that TI has licensed Telchemy's VQmon®/EP-DS for integration into TI's market leading VoIP solutions - making it faster and easier for equipment manufacturers to incorporate leading edge VoIP performance management technology. The improved performance manageability provided by the fusion of TI's VoIP chipsets and Telchemy's software will enable service providers and enterprises to monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot complex problems in real-time, ensuring high service quality and availability for next generation services.

According to Keith Brewer, Vice President, Engineering, at General Bandwidth, "We believe that manageability is vital to the success of our customers' deployment of Voice over IP. TI's leadership in embedding Telchemy's technology into their VoIP solutions provides us with immediate access to RTCP XR and a wealth of useful VoIP performance and diagnostic data that will help our customers to deliver high levels of VoIP service reliability."

With the largest installed customer base and portfolio of field-hardened solutions, TI's VoIP software and silicon offer complete vertical solutions for communications equipment manufacturers. TI's integrated solutions address all three segments of the gateway market - residential/SOHO, enterprise, and high density - as well as IP phone, DSL and cable modem markets. On March 7th, TI announced that it had reached a milestone of shipping over 100 million VoIP ports, solidifying its position as the top worldwide supplier of VoIP technology.

"We selected Telchemy because their VQmon technology is a proven and trusted solution for VoIP performance monitoring, widely used by service providers and enterprise network managers to manage their VoIP services," said Ashley Johnston, Executive Director, Infrastructure Solutions, TI's VoIP business unit. "By integrating this best of breed technology into our market leading VoIP solutions we are enabling communications equipment manufacturers to deliver greatly improved performance manageability and serviceability to their customers."

Network operators and system administrators use Telchemy's VQmon technology to detect, monitor and resolve call quality and network related problems for networked multi-media services, including Voice and Video over IP, IP Centrex, 3G Cellular, Voice over WLAN, and streaming audio/video. VQmon provides listening and conversational call quality metrics in both R factor and MOS formats as well as detailed diagnostic information, giving network managers both high level metrics and the ability to drill down to identify specific problems.

VQmon is the first VoIP Performance Management software to support the new VoIP management protocols, providing the essential metrics for the International Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC 3611 (RTCP XR) media path reporting protocol, which defines a set of metrics that contain information for assessing VoIP call quality and diagnosing problems, and the QoS reporting protocols for SIP, H.323, MGCP and Megaco.

"Telchemy has played a key role in developing and implementing VoIP call quality, service quality and performance management standards across the industry," stated Alan Clark, President and CEO of Telchemy, Incorporated. "This technology, combined with the strong market presence of Texas Instruments, the established VoIP industry leader, will accelerate the deployment of VoIP service quality management to both enterprise and service provider markets, increasing overall customer confidence in VoIP services."

Texas Instruments Broadband Solutions
For OEMs developing broadband communications solutions, TI's advanced signal processing-based silicon and software platforms deliver the optimal performance, lower power consumption, and system-level integration required to rapidly deploy differentiated next-generation products for cable modems, digital subscriber line (xDSL) modems, integrated access devices (IADs), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateways, carrier infrastructure, and home and office wireless networking. See www.ti.com/broadband

About Texas Instruments
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 www.ti.com.

About Telchemy, Incorporated
Telchemy,® Incorporated is the global leader in VoIP Performance Management Technology with its VQmon® and SQmonTM families of service quality monitoring and analysis software products. Telchemy is the world's first company to provide VoIP performance management technology that considers the effects of time-varying network impairments and has led the development of VoIP performance management protocols within the industry. Founded in 1999, the company has products deployed and in use worldwide and markets its technology through leading networking, test and management product companies. Visit: www.telchemy.com

Telchemy and VQmon are registered trademarks of Telchemy, Incorporated. SQmon are trademarks of Telchemy, Incorporated.

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