Parthus Joins Bluetooth™ Consortium

Dublin, Ireland - October 21, 1998 - Parthus (formerly SSL)
today announced it has become an Early Adopter in the Bluetooth
wireless technology program, an initiative devised by industry leaders
Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Nokia, and Toshiba to revolutionise wireless
connectivity for personal and business mobile devices. Parthus is already
using its existing Silicon IP to accelerate the development of
Bluetooth focused solutions for its partners' Wireless Data

Enabling seamless voice and data transmission via wireless, short-range
radio, this new technology will allow users to connect a wide range of
devices easily and quickly, without the need for cables, expanding
communications capabilities for mobile computers, mobile phones and other
mobile devices, both in and out of the office.

According to Bob Tait, Parthus' Business Development Manager for
Wireless Data, "Parthus will offer a full suite of Bluetooth IP,
from antenna to host, for a variety of applications and support for our
customers integration requirements."

The open specification for this innovative technology, code-named
Bluetooth, is being developed through the combined contributions of
the members of the Special Interest Group (SIG). Formed in early 1998, the
SIG is a result of the commitment by the five founding companies to
develop the concept towards a technology standard.

Bluetooth utilises a short-range radio link to exchange
information, enabling effortless wireless connectivity between mobile
phones, mobile PCs, handheld computers and other peripherals. The radio
will operate on the globally available 2.45GHz ISM 'free band', allowing
international travellers to use Bluetooth enabled equipment

As a member of the Early Adopters program, Parthus is contributing it's
RF and Mixed Signal design expertise to the development of this innovative
technology. Key members of the Bluetooth SIG include Ericsson,
Toshiba, IBM, Intel and Nokia. To date over 200 companies have joined the
Bluetooth SIG program. For further information on the
Bluetooth Special Interest Group visit the website at:

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