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Opera and Texas Instruments team to bring the Web to Next Generation Devices

May 15, 2007

Oslo, Norway - May 15, 2007

Driving further functionality for digitalvideo applications, Opera Software and Texas Instruments Incorporatedannounce the availability of the Opera browser for DaVinci technology.DaVinci technology is an integrated system of processors, software, toolsand support so developers can more easily create a range of innovative,cost-efficient digital video products. With the full-featured Operabrowser, TI DaVinci customers can now bring the Internet along with Weband AJAX applications to a wide variety of devices, including VoIP phones,digital cameras, set-top boxes and portable media players.

Recognizing the increasing importance of a browser on consumer electronicdevices, TI selected Opera due to its unmatched Web browsing andperformance on any device type, with any input device and any screensize. With this addition of a Web browser to the DaVinci technologyoffering, customers are able to create more advanced applications andfunctionality on multiple devices.

"A Web browser is a crucial component for our customers for both browsingand to bring Web 2.0 to networked consumer electronics," said Huy Pham,SoC marketing, TI. "Opera has extensive experience in delivering toembedded devices and is a flexible browser that adapts to a variety ofuses. Opera has demonstrated an excellent Web experience for DaVincitechnology."

"Texas Instruments is a great partner for Opera as our strengthscomplement each other. Together, we enable high performance Web browsingand applications in your hand, on your TV, or in your car," said ScottHedrick, executive vice president for Devices at Opera Software. "TexasInstruments delivers a premiere solution that is driving the future ofconsumer electronics, and we are thrilled that Opera has been invitedalong for the ride."


Opera for the TI DaVinci platform is available today. Please contact Operaat to request an evaluation kit.

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.