VOCAL TECHNOLOGIES SELECTS SMSC AS ITS ETHERNET SILICON SUPPLIER FOR ALL IP INTERACTION SERVING VOICE OVER IP MARKET

Hauppauge, NY and Buffalo, NY — February 16, 2005 — SMSC (Nasdaq: SMSC) and VOCAL Technologies, Ltd. today announced that VOCAL has selected SMSC's Ethernet controller for its reference design serving the Voice Over IP (VOIP) market space. In addition, SMSC will be VOCAL's silicon supplier for all IP interaction.

"VOCAL has established a broad presence in servicing VOIP network applications for wireless, voice, video and data. Our decision to leverage SMSC's expertise in embedded Ethernet connectivity for our designs was driven by SMSC's attractive combination of mixed-signal expertise, an ability to deliver high-performance, BOM-sensitive solutions and a high level of support for design-in activities," said Victor Demjanenko, Chief Technology Officer at VOCAL Technologies. "Ultimately, these designs will further accelerate the acceptance and growth of VOIP applications and will strengthen each of our respective market positions."

SMSC's Non-PCI Ethernet controllers are fully integrated, 802.3-compliant solutions supporting a wide range of performance requirements and development environments with a full suite of drivers.

Each VOCAL reference design is a business case in a box, including software, schematics, layout and bill of materials. VOCAL also supports each engaged customer with software and hardware upgrades or design modifications for existing products. VOCAL's suite of reference designs address standard analog access to VOIP networks, PC-based VOIP software and VOIP based WIFI telephone designs.

"We are pleased to have been selected by VOCAL as the Ethernet silicon supplier for all IP interaction for their VOIP reference designs. This will broaden our design opportunities for this growing vertical market," said Vamshi Kandalla, Director of Ethernet Product Marketing at SMSC. "In bringing our embedded Ethernet design capabilities together with VOCAL's software and silicon expertise, we will enable designers to utilize a fast, flexible turnkey solution applicable to a wide range of consumer VOIP applications."


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About SMSC
SMSC provides Real World Connectivity solutions for high-speed communication and computing applications. Leveraging a broad intellectual property portfolio, the Company thrives at the intersection of software, silicon and customized OEM applications. Through the integration of its leading-edge digital, mixed-signal and analog functionality and software expertise, SMSC delivers complete solutions that monitor and manage computing systems and connect peripherals to computers and to one another.
The company is the world's leading provider of Advanced Input/Output (I/O) hardware and software solutions ranging from legacy PC I/O to leading-edge system management functionality. Through high-speed serial interfaces, including USB 2.0 and embedded Ethernet, SMSC delivers faster and higher-bandwidth peripheral connections for a wide range of products such as memory card readers, mass storage devices, digital cameras and keyboards and enables innovative high-speed networking functionality for consumer electronics, set-top boxes, printers and copiers, wireless routers, gaming machines, security and surveillance systems, car navigation systems, and more.
SMSC, a fabless semiconductor supplier, is based in Hauppauge, New York and maintains offices worldwide, including locations in North America, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China and Europe. SMSC operates engineering design centers in Phoenix, AZ, Tucson, AZ, Hauppauge, NY and Austin, TX. More information about the Company is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.smsc.com.

SMSC contact:
Carolynne Borders
Director of Corporate Communications
Voice: 631-435-6626
Fax: 631-273-5550
email: carolynne.borders@smsc.com


About VOCAL Technologies, Ltd.
Founded in 1986, VOCAL Technologies, Ltd., is an industry leader in providing innovative telecommunications and networking solutions to a large base of international OEM customers. VOCAL has one of the industry’s largest data and telephony software modem libraries, and supports all major platforms including Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, ARM, MIPS, x86, Legerity, and StarCore cores. For more information, visit www.vocal.com.

VOCAL Technologies, Ltd. contact:
David Jamieson
200 John James Audubon Pkwy.
Buffalo, NY 14228
716-688-4675
email: sales@vocal.com