Samsung to Put Lucent ADSL Chips in Its PCs

LONDON (04/04/2000) - Lucent Technologies Inc.'s Microelectronics Group today announced that Korea's Samsung Electronics Company Ltd. will use its ADSL (asymmetrical digital subscriber line) modem chips in Samsung desktop PCs.

The ADSL chips provide off-the-shelf broadband access for new Samsung PCs, which the company plans to have available this quarter. Lucent is already shipping the chips to Samsung, Lucent said in a statement.

Samsung will be using a modem chip-set package based on Lucent's WildWire DSP (digital signal processor), including the DSP1690, which offers both ADSL Lite -- 1.5M-bps -- and 56k-bps speeds.

Samsung already uses Lucent's V.90 modem, the Mars 2, as well as the V.90/LAN (local area network) combination modem, called Apollo, in its notebook and desktop PCs.

Lucent, in Murray Hill, New Jersey, can be reached at +1-908-582-5800 or online at http://www.lucent.com. Samsung Electronics, in Seoul, can be contacted at +82-2-727-3355 or online at http://www.samsungelectronics.com/.

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