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Mountain View, California -- January 28,1999 -- An alternate source alliance announced today by Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector and TelCom Semiconductor Inc., provides multiple sources for power and thermal management semiconductor solutions for the portable and handheld markets.

This agreement, in which both companies will be authorized second sources for their existing lines of power and thermal management products, addresses the industry need for complete application solutions rather than singular product offerings. It is also the beginning of a longer-term relationship between the two companies and creates the environment for the development of more advanced complementary products.

"Motorola has been an industry leader in the power management arena for many years and this agreement will further broaden our portfolio to include thermal management solutions," comments Steve Hanson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Semiconductor Products Sector. " This is another great example of Motorola partnering with a leading company in a particular technology to provide the best solutions for our customers."

"Today's announcement underscores TelCom's commitment to offering our customers broader and more complete application solutions," said Phil Drayer, President and CEO of TelCom Semiconductor Inc. "It also aligns with our company strategy of being an analog company with a broad product line and customer base."

As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector offers multiple DigitalDNA(tm) solutions which enable its customers in the consumer, networking and computing, transportation, and wireless communications markets, to create new business opportunities. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $7.3 billion (USD) in l998.

Motorola is a global leader in advanced electronic systems and services. It liberates the power of technology by creating software-enhanced products that provide integrated customer solutions and Internet access via wireless and satellite communications, as well as computing, networking, and automotive electronics. Motorola also provides essential digital building blocks in the form of embedded semiconductors, controls and systems. Global sales in 1998 were $29.4 billion (USD).

TelCom Semiconductor, Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer of linear and mixed-signal products dedicated to solving problems over a broad spectrum of customer applications. TelCom's product line includes data acquisition, power management, interface, and thermal sensing integrated circuits. Product information and data sheets can be accessed on the company's web site at:

https://www.tel.com-semi.com

For more information:

Yinka Massally
Public Relations Manager
ON Semiconductor
602-244-6398
Linda Capcara
Account Director
Brodeur Worldwide
602-282-5427
Samuel Anderson
ON Semiconductor
602-244-5122

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