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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS AND TOSHIBA REACH PATENT CROSS-LICENSE AGREEMENT

 DALLAS, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN) today announced it has reached agreement with Toshiba Corporation on a five-year patent cross license.
 Under terms of the agreement, Toshiba obtains a license for TI personal computer system patents in exchange for royalty payments to TI. The agreement includes a catch-up payment, which will be reflected in TI's third-quarter earnings. The agreement pertains to computers manufactured or sold by Toshiba in the United States.
 TI's personal computer system patents relate to the way in which input/output functions, such as keyboards, displays and printers, interact with the processing systems of personal computers. TI has been a pioneer in systems technologies, for which it has spent millions of dollars in research and development.
 The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Texas Instruments Incorporated, headquartered in Dallas, is a high-technology company with sales or manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. TI products and services include semiconductors, defense electronics systems, software productivity tools, computers and peripheral products, custom engineering and manufacturing services, electrical controls, metallurgical materials, and consumer electronic products./
 /CONTACT: Robert L. Price, Media, Texas Instruments, 214-995-2355
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