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MosChip Semiconductor Ships Customer Evaluation and Production Units of New High-Speed USB to Serial Bridge Chips.

New MCS7840 and MCS7820 Target Many Customer Applications

HYDERABAD, India -- MosChip Semiconductor Technology Limited, a leading provider of high performance connectivity solutions for consumer, industrial and computing applications, is pleased to announce that it has begun shipment of mass production units of two new devices, MCS7840 and MCS7820 and evaluation boards have been shipped to over 20 potential target customers. The MCS7840 integrates four high performance Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitters (UARTs) and a High-speed USB compliant device interface in a single 64-pin package. The MCS7820 provides two UARTs and a High-speed USB compliant device interface in a single 48-pin package. The chips provide high level of integration and functionality to help designers dramatically simply their designs and reduce the bill of material cost.

"By providing turnkey reference designs for MCS7840 and MCS7820 to customers in Asia, USA and Europe Moschip is accelerating the time-to-market for our key customer," said Prem Talreja, MosChip Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "The market acceptance of MosChip's MCS7840 and MCS7820 is ensured as the products were designed with valuable feedback from customers around he world."

The MCS7840 and MCS7820 takes advantage of MosChip's expertise and experience in serial connectivity to address the need of customers to increase the performance and reduce the size of their products. The MCS7840 and MCS7820 will be used in next generation Point-of-Sale Terminals, industrial automation and instrumentation systems.

"These are first of the kind of products bridging the USB to high speed serial capable of up to 6Mbps," said Dayakar Reddy, MosChip Managing Director. "MosChip's Engineering team has once again delivered a production worthy product with the first silicon. The product is supported with complete suite of Device Drivers."

MosChip Semiconductor will be supporting its latest high performance bridge solution with complete software support including embedded firmware, drivers for Windows 98, 2000, XP and Vista as well as Wince, Linux and MacOS, and evaluation boards and copy-ready schematics.

"MosChip has once again distinguished itself as a market leader in developing these new chips with its team in Hyderabad," said Ram Reddy, MosChip CEO. "Designed in India, manufactured in Asia, these chips have worldwide market appeal."

Key features of the MCS7840 (MCS7820) are:

* High-speed USB with integrated Phy

* 4 (2) Serial Ports - RS232 / 422 /485

* Baud rate 75bps to 6Mbps

* 5, 6, 7 and 8 bit serial support

* All port supports IrDA

* Hardware flow control

* On chip 512 Byte FIFO

* Drivers for Windows, Vista, WinCE, Linux, and Mac OS

* WHQL & USB-IF

* 64-pin (48-pin) PQFP

The MCS7840 is priced at $5.50 USD in 1,000 piece quantities. The MCS7820 is priced at $4.00 in 1000 piece quantity.

Contact Information: Prem Talreja, 408-307-6511, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, prem@msochip.com

About MosChip

MosChip Semiconductor Technology Limited, a fabless semiconductor company, was founded in 1999 with headquarters in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The company's design center is in Hyderabad. The sales activity is handled by its wholly owned subsidiary, viz., MosChip Semiconductor Technology, USA. The company has several products in the PCI, USB and Internet Security Space. For more information about MosChip, please visit www.moschip.com.

SAFE HARBOR: This release comprises certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those mentioned in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties including but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties, viz, our ability to compete in highly competitive semiconductor industry, ability to define, develop and sell new products, dependency on subcontractors for the supply and quality of silicon wafers, dependency on international markets considering the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and our ability to attract and retain technical manpower. MosChip may from time to time make additional forward looking statements in any manner and does not undertake to update any of these forward looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.
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