Rockwell Semiconductor Systems Ships V.90-Based 56K BPS Modem Chipsets
February 9, 1998 1:34 PM EST

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 1998-- Rockwell customers can now proceed with final product integration and roll-out plans Rockwell Semiconductor Systems announced today at its analyst meeting here that the company is shipping client-side and central-site modem chipsets incorporating new V.90 specifications that the ITU finalized last week. Rockwell's chipsets include the ITU's new V.90 specifications and its popular K56flex technology to give consumers the broadest possible flexibility during the industry's transition to the new 56Kbps modem standard. This ensures continued and reliable 56Kbps connectivity for both client-side modems and central-site equipment as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) begin deploying service for the new V.90 standard. "We are pleased to be taking this first step toward making ITU-standard 56Kbps modems a reality for speed-hungry Web browsers," said Moiz Beguwala, vice president and general manager of Rockwell's Personal Computing Division. Rockwell-based modems are used in more than 65 percent of all 56Kbps Internet access modem ports in more than 30 countries worldwide. This represents the largest installed base of 56Kbps modems that will now be upgraded to V.90. Rockwell's V.90-based modem chipsets are shipping in volume quantities and include versions for desktop systems, mobile computers and central-site modem equipment. The RCDL56ACL chipset for desktop systems and the RC56CSM chipset for central-site modem equipment are both priced at $42.50 per unit. The low-power RCDL56ACF chipset for mobile computing applications is priced at $49.50 per unit. All prices are for OEM volumes. For more information on Rockwell products, contact the Rockwell Literature Line at (800) 854-8099 inside the U.S., at (714) 221-6996 outside the U.S., or email rockwell@salessupport.com. Rockwell Semiconductor Systems and Electronic Commerce is based in Newport Beach, Calif. Rockwell Semiconductor Systems is a leading worldwide provider of semiconductor system solutions for personal communications electronics products used in personal computing, network access, personal imaging, wireless communications and digital infotainment. The Electronic Commerce Division, based in Wood Dale, Ill., is a leading supplier of call center systems and personalized electronic commerce applications software. For more information, visit the Rockwell website at www.rss.rockwell.com. Rockwell (NYSE:ROK) is a global electronic controls and communications company with leadership positions in industrial automation, avionics and communications, and semiconductor systems with fiscal 1997 sales of approximately $8 billion and 45,000 employees. Rockwell's world headquarters is located in Costa Mesa in Orange County, Calif. Business Wire. All rights reserved.

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