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Compaq Teams With Intel To Advance Video Phone Communications for the Home PC.

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 1996--Continuing to significantly raise the level of useful innovation in home personal computers, Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) today announced that it has teamed with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTL) to deliver for the first time integrated video phone technology into the home PC.

Compaq said that later this year it plans to offer a unique combination of Compaq Phone Center software and industry-leading telephony modems that will be the first to integrate the new Intel Video Phone with ProShare technology, announced today by Intel.

When the Intel Video Phone technology is integrated, the easy-to-use Compaq Phone Center will enable home and home office computer users to easily communicate spontaneously via voice and video over regular telephone lines. Compaq and Intel are also working on plug-and-play video phone peripherals and in-store marketing promotions for selling this technology at retail later this year.

"Compaq is at the forefront of evolving the personal computer into exciting and powerful entertainment and communication appliance," said Rod Schrock, Vice President, Consumer Division, Compaq. "Through this partnership with Intel, and with key contributions by Lucent Technologies, our development team has found a way to deliver a cost effective and useful video phone solution that will redefine the home computer as a true communications center."

"Compaq and Intel continue to push the technology envelope to make the home PC more useful to consumers," said Frank Gill, Executive Vice President of the Internet & Communications Group, Intel Corporation. "With ProShare technology and faster Intel Pentium processors, consumers will have an even greater capability to easily communicate with their friends and families. We are only at the tip of the iceberg on video phone technology, and these efforts will accelerate the development and use of the video phone going forward."

The Intel Video Phone is an extension of Intel's ProShare video conferencing technology that has been used in the business world for the past two years. It will follow the H.324 standard, ensuring that the Compaq Phone Center will be able to communicate over analog lines with video phone offerings from multiple vendors.

Company Background

Compaq Computer Corporation is the world's largest supplier of personal computers, offering desktop PCs, portable PCs, servers and options. The company reported 1995 worldwide sales of $14.8 billion. Compaq products are sold and supported in more than 100 countries through Compaq marketing partners and sold directly to customers through Compaq Direct Plus at 1-800-888-5858. Compaq provides 24-hour customer support and can be reached through the Compaq forums on America Online, CompuServe, Internet (http://www.compaq.com), and Prodigy, or by calling 1-800-OK-COMPAQ. Product information and reseller locations can be obtained by calling 1-800-345-1518. -0-

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CONTACT: Compaq Computer Corporation

Mike Berman 713-514-0484

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Miller/Shandwick Technologies

Wendy DeFeudis 617-536-0470

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Miller/Shandwick Technologies

Matt Lloyd 617-536-0470

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Intel Corporation

Kathy Melcher 503-264-0139
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