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GENERAL INSTRUMENT AND SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA SETTLE PATENT LITIGATION

 CHICAGO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- General Instrument Corporation (NYSE: GIC) announced today that all outstanding patent litigation with Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA) has been settled. The two companies have been involved in patent litigation in the federal courts in Newark, New Jersey; Baltimore, Maryland and San Diego, California.
 The patents at issue generally cover scrambling of cable and satellite television signals and impulse pay-per-view technology. The settlement provides for dismissal of the lawsuits and cross licensing of the patents at issue between the two companies. Other terms of the settlement will not be disclosed.
 General Instrument Corporation is a world leader in broadband transmission, distribution and access control technologies for cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcasting applications, as well as in discrete power rectifying components. GI has joined with the other all- digital proponents for the U.S. HDTV standard in a "Grand Alliance" that will share technology and potential future royalties.
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 /CONTACT: George Sard or Anna Cordasco of Sard Verbinnen & Co., 212-687-8080/
 (GIC SFA)


CO: General Instrument Corporation; Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. ST: Illinois, Georgia, New Jersey, Maryland, California IN: TLS SU:

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