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Texas Instruments Provides Insight on Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11b Co-Existence at Wireless Symposium

DALLAS (Feb. 13, 2001) -- Demonstrating commitment to bring easy-to-use, "no-wires" home and office networks to consumers worldwide, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) will provide the latest viewpoint on Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11b wireless local area networks (WLANs) co-existence issues in a presentation at Wireless Symposium in San Jose, CA, on February 14. TI has systems development expertise in both Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11b, and is well positioned to explore how the two technologies can co-exist in the 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band. (For more information about Wireless Symposium, please see http://www.wirelesssymposium.com. A TI white paper on the co-existence of IEEE 802.11b and Bluetooth will be posted on http://www.ti.com/sc/wirelessnetworking on February 14, the day of the presentation.)

"Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11b are highly complimentary technologies since they are both ideal for specific types of wireless data access," said Dr. Matthew B. Shoemake, a manager of research and development for TI's Wireless Networking Business Unit. "TI is committed to working with its customers and partners to provide robust wireless solutions in the 2.4 GHz ISM band."

Having managed TI's contributions to the IEEE 802.15.2 Task Force, a group organized to address the specific Bluetooth/IEEE 802.11b co-existence issues, Dr. Shoemake will outline the company's six proposals for improving co-existence conditions. He also will share results obtained from a recent co-existence testing initiative at TI.

Dr. Shoemake will present at the Wireless Symposium in San Jose, CA, on February 14, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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