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 Will Use DSP's Digital Signal Processor Technology For
 Communications Products Targeted For Portable Applications
 SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- At Interop '93, Silicon Systems (Tustin, Calif.) today announced it will integrate the Pine(TM) digital signal processor (DSP) technology throughout its line of low- power, low-profile communications ICs targeting LAN, modem, wireless and multimedia products. These new ICs will be particularly useful in products such as mobile computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and other portable computing applications.
 Pine DSP architecture is licensed to Silicon Systems by DSP Semiconductors USA (Santa Clara, Calif.), a subsidiary of DSP Group Inc. The announcement formalizes a working strategic partnership between the two companies which began more than a year ago.
 Ed Lare, Silicon Systems' manager of strategic planning for the Communications and Industrial Products Division, said, "We view Pine architecture as an important development in DSP for mobile data communications applications. It was developed for mass market consumer applications, has the level of performance needed for a range of data fax modem products, and is capable of hosting next-generation audio compression and wireless communications." He added that Silicon Systems has algorithms, protocols and mixed-signal IC design experience well suited to enhance the Pine platform.
 Shaul Berger, DSP Semiconductors' vice president of marketing and sales, said, "We consider our licensees as strategic partners and look forward to a continued relationship with Silicon Systems." He explained that DSP's Pine architecture is a core technology for building digital signal processors. Digital signal processing is the foundation of the next-generation consumer, communications and office automation products, including, for example cellular phones, high-speed modems and products that merge telephones and personal computers. In particular, Pine architecture is optimized for speech, communications and consumer applications which require low-voltage and smart power management for low-power consumption. Pine technology was also recently licensed to Siemens Semiconductors for use in products for mobile communications.
 DSP Semiconductors, a subsidiary of DSP Group, based in Santa Clara, is developing DSP VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) technology, including a complete development environment and algorithms for digital signal processing applications. DSP Group is a leading provider of affordable speech technology for computers, communications and consumer products.
 Silicon Systems, a TDK group company, specializes in the design and manufacture of application-specific, mixed-signal ICs (MSICs(R)) used primarily in computer and communications products. The company has established a leadership position worldwide in low-power monolithic communications ICs with its K-series modem ICs, the world's first DTMF receiver, and highly integrated local area network products. Its Communications and Industrial Products Division is dedicated to developing custom and standard ICs for a full range of applications in portable communications and portable computing.
 Pine is a trademark of DSP Semiconductors USA Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Mark Jorgensen, director of PR, 714-573-6717, or Lana Perry, PR manager, 714-573-6856, both of Silicon Systems; or Abigail Johnson of Roeder-Johnson Corp., 415-802-1851, for DSP Group/

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