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Conexant Introduces VoIP Handset Adaptor Reference Design.

Business Editors/High-Tech Writers

Fall VON 2003

Booth #613

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 22, 2003

New Design Enables Analog Telephone Connections to VoIP Networks

Conexant Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNXT), a worldwide leader in semiconductor system solutions for digital home information and entertainment networks, today unveiled a session initiation protocol (SIP) voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) reference design for analog and cordless telephone handset adaptors. SIP is an emerging standard for setting up, maintaining and tearing down real-time communications sessions over IP networks. The reference design, which includes Conexant's home network processor, voice coprocessor and voice codec, can be used for residential and commercial applications including connecting analog phones and fax machines to digital VoIP, enterprise or small-office networks. The reference design also includes an interface for Ethernet, ADSL and cable modem connectivity.

"Our new reference design essentially transforms a traditional telephone into an Internet-based device, providing individuals with untethered connectivity to voice over IP networks," said Chee Kwan, vice president of Broadband Access Products for Conexant. "Advances in Internet telephony and the emergence of new VoIP carriers are creating consumer demand for lower-cost Internet-based voice services. Our new platform enables manufacturers to provide consumers with a convenient, easy-to-install Internet telephony option that they can use with their existing telephone handsets."

The reference design includes Conexant's CX82100 home network processor (HNP), CXP9168 voice coprocessor, and CX20437 voice codec. The HNP connects through its host interface bus and provides a platform on which voice control functions and network or communications protocols can be implemented. The voice codec provides digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion. The voice coprocessor compresses and decompresses one channel of packet voice from a telephone line or handset, and interfaces to the host network processor over a parallel interface bus. The adaptor design supports one voice port and one 10/100BaseT Ethernet port.

About Conexant

Conexant's innovative semiconductor system solutions are driving digital home information and entertainment networks worldwide. The company has leveraged its expertise and leadership position in modem technologies to enable more Internet connections than all of its competitors combined, and continues to develop leading integrated silicon solutions for cable, satellite, terrestrial data and digital video networks.

Key products include digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable modem solutions, home network processors, broadcast video encoders and decoders, digital set-top box components and systems solutions, and dial-up modems. The company also offers a suite of wireless data and networking components solutions that includes HomePlug(R), HomePNA(R) and WLAN (802.11) components and reference designs.

Conexant is a fabless semiconductor company and has approximately 1,450 employees. The company is headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif. To learn more, visit us at www.conexant.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements relating to future results of Conexant (including certain projections and business trends) that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and the markets addressed by the company's and its customers' products; demand for and market acceptance of new and existing products; successful development of new products; the timing of new product introductions; the availability of manufacturing capacity; pricing pressures and other competitive factors; changes in product mix; product obsolescence; the ability to develop and implement new technologies and to obtain protection for the related intellectual property; and the uncertainties of litigation, as well as other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed from time to time in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Conexant is a trademark of Conexant Systems, Inc. HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Power Alliance, Inc. and HomePNA is a registered trademark of the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance. Other brands and names contained in this release are the property of their respective owners.

Note to Editors and Analysts: Conexant will demonstrate the new VoIP reference design at the Fall 2003 Voice on the Net Conference and Expo in Boston, Sept. 22-25, Booth #613.
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