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Texas Instruments upgrades its commitment to EnOcean Alliance for energy-efficient buildings

(PresseBox) (Dallas, ) Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced that is has become a promoter of the EnOcean Alliance, of which it has been a member since 2008. By upgrading to promoter status, TI is reinforcing its commitment to EnOcean's energy-harvesting wireless technology and will provide its expertise in energy-efficient integrated circuits (ICs). The EnOcean Alliance, founded in 2008, is driven to establish EnOcean as an international standard for sustainable buildings. The alliance counts more than 160 members worldwide, including leading companies from the building technology and electronics sectors.

"With Texas Instruments as a new promoter in the Alliance, we can boast a highly reputed, global partner to spread the benefits of energy harvesting technology," says Graham Martin, chairman of the EnOcean Alliance. "This in-depth cooperation will contribute to defining the energy harvesting wireless technology and setting it up as a standard for energy-efficient buildings."

TI has successfully collaborated with EnOcean since 2005 and TI ICs are used in a number of EnOcean modules. In June 2010 the two companies announced their intention to expand collaboration in the area of energy harvesting technology.

"EnOcean's batteryless and wireless technology opens new opportunities for energy-efficient buildings," said Volker Prueller, marketing manager for TI's Low-Power RF products. "In our promoter role, TI can work closely with other members of the alliance to increase development of energy harvesting technology."

About the EnOcean Alliance

Leading companies worldwide from the building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance and establish innovative automation solutions for sustainable building projects - and so to make buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The core technology of the Alliance is self-powered wireless technology from EnOcean for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to standardize and internationalize EnOcean wireless technology, and is dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of OEM partners. More than 160 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organization is located in San Ramon, California. For further information, visit www.enocean-alliance.org.

About Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com.

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