Askey Computer IP Phones Incorporate TI VoIP Solutions

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN], announced that Askey Computer Corp., a leading design manufacturer of high-quality broadband products and services, selected TI’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions for its IP phones and residential and enterprise gateways. TI’s complete, integrated VoIP silicon and software solutions incorporate its field-proven Telogy Software(TM) for VoIP and PIQUA(TM) software for enhanced voice quality and IP performance. The first IP phone from Askey incorporating TI technology, the VPD1120, and gateway products, the VGE1020 residential gateway and VG603 enterprise gateway, are all currently in production.

“TI’s high-performance VoIP technology with embedded quality features offer us the most integrated hardware and software solutions to deliver the best and most flexible VoIP products to our customers,” said Wangson Wang, senior director, broadband communication division I, R&D group, Askey. “We are very impressed with the company’s solid roadmap for developing and enhancing its VoIP product portfolio.”

“We have worked closely with TI for many years now,” added Nathan Chou, product line manager, sales group, Askey. “We know that our collaboration enables us to better serve our customers while truly providing a value-added service to OEMs looking to deploy the most advanced VoIP products.”

Askey’s VoIP products provide cost-effective, toll-quality voice and fax calls over packet-switched networks. For Askey’s IP phone products, TI’s TNETV1055 offers powerful processing technology and increased expandability options that enable product designers and manufacturers to rapidly create innovative IP phone offerings. With TI’s flexible silicon and software architecture, Askey can also incorporate additional functionality and features into its IP phones as the demand for particular services and applications emerge.

Utilizing TI’s TNETV2021 and TNETV2840 in its enterprise gateway products enables Askey to provide a scalable and cost-competitive solution with added quality features, including echo-cancellation, adaptive jitter buffering and tone detection, to deliver enhanced voice performance. This combined TNETV2021/2840 solution is optimal for small to medium enterprise applications and for multi-dwelling units, such as apartment buildings and college dormitories.

TI’s TNETV1060 CPE gateway solution was designed to address the requirements of residential and small office/home office (SOHO) gateways. Selected by Askey for its VGE1020 gateway products, the TNETV1060 provides all the processing power needed for current and evolving VoIP standards, as well as the ability to implement advanced functionality as market requirements dictate. With TI’s TNETV1060 at the core of Askey’s residential gateway devices, customers can also scale their current gateway solutions to larger business applications requiring additional channels of voice, as needed.

“We understand that Askey is committed to delivering a complete and robust suite of CPE devices to its customers, and with TI’s VoIP software and chipsets at the heart of its products, we believe that Askey can truly differentiate itself by offering high quality VoIP solutions with advanced flexibility to support future needs,” said Debasish “Ron” Nag, director of business development, Asia, Texas Instruments. “With its dedicated VoIP team and experience working with OEMs targeting all VoIP segments – from gateways to IP phones – Askey’s expertise and diversity correlates well with TI’s broad range and reach in the VoIP industry.”

About Askey Computer Corporation
Askey Computer Corporation was established in Taipei, Taiwan in 1989. The company is engaged in the design, marketing, manufacturing, distribution and after sales services of broadband and wireless products for ODM/OEM customers worldwide. With fast business growth and continuous progress in new product development, Askey has become the world’s leading manufacturer of cable modems, ADSL modems, wireless LAN products, analog modems and combo cards for computers, telecommunications, networking and other communication industries.

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 includes the Educational & Productivity Solutions business. 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.

Telogy Software and PIQUA are trademarks of Texas Instruments.