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CONEXANT SYSTEMS ACQUIRES NETPLANE.

Conexant Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNXT), Newport Beach, Calif., has completed its acquisition of NetPlane Systems, Inc. (formerly Harris & Jeffries, Inc.) of Dedham, Mass., which will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary.

NetPlane, which will remain in its Dedham location, is a leading developer of portable, communications software solutions for asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and Internet protocol (IP), including emerging standards for the coming generation of voice over optical packet networks. NetPlane joins Conexant's Network Access Division, but will continue to develop, market, and sell products under the NetPlane name.

About Conexant Systems, Inc.

With revenues of approximately $2 billion per year, Conexant is the world's largest independent company focused exclusively on providing semiconductor solutions for communications electronics. With more than 30 years of experience in developing communications technology, the company draws upon its expertise in mixed-signal processing to deliver integrated systems and semiconductor products for a broad range of communications applications.

These products facilitate communications worldwide through wireline voice and data communications networks, cordless and cellular wireless telephony systems, personal imaging devices and equipment, and emerging cable and wireless broadband communications networks. The company aligns its business into five product platforms: Network Access, Wireless Communications, Digital Infotainment, Personal Imaging, and Personal Computing. Conexant is a member of the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 Indices.

For more information, visit Conexant at www.conexant.com or call 508/621-0657.

About NetPlane Systems, Inc.

NetPlane is a leading developer of integrated, networking-protocol software and systems for the control plane. More than 200 equipment manufacturers worldwide that are developing products for the next-generation Internet and other data communications and telecommunications networks employ NetPlane's software. NetPlane's technology expertise includes MPLS, ATM, frame relay and IP Routing, with a focus on carrier-class capabilities required by the service provider marketplace.

NetPlane's Label Traffic Control System (LTCS) was the industry's first available MPLS software solution. Known for its technology innovation and the superior functionality and quality of its products, NetPlane's solutions enable customers to accelerate time-to-market, streamline the development process, lower life cycle costs and reduce development risks. The company's customers range from the world's leading networking manufacturers like Nortel, Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel, Fujitsu, NEC, Siemens and Ericsson to emerging next generation equipment manufacturers, such as Redback Networks, Sirocco Systems and Ennovate Networks.

For more information, visit NetPlane at www.netplane.com or call 781/329-3200.
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Date:Nov 1, 2000
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