Phoenix, Arizona, January 17, 2000 - ON Semiconductor, formerly a division of Motorola, today announced a new corporate initiative to advance its proprietary high-bandwidth integrated circuit (IC) products. "ON Semiconductor is committed to taking its current leadership position in emitter coupled logic (ECL) technology together with new technology platforms into the high-bandwidth IC area. These new product families will bring a higher level of functional integration and deliver the 40 gigabit devices required to support the Super Internet," said Steve Hanson, president, ON Semiconductor.

The initiative is spurred by the explosive growth of the Internet and backbone technologies that is creating opportunities for ON Semiconductor's high-bandwidth IC products. As a result, the company will ramp-up capacity of its advanced proprietary IC technology. In addition, ON Semiconductor will increase its design and application engineering resources for a customer-focused thrust in developing new products and packaging technologies.

The core technology for this initiative is ON Semiconductor's ECL family of high-performance Ics, which are ideally suited for handling the high-speed data needs of the Internet and other high-performance, high-bandwidth applications such as networking, telecommunications, computing and automated tested equipment (ATE).

During the last 6 months the company added 20 new products to its existing portfolio of over 270 ECL products, which now is about twice as large as its nearest competitor. The newest members of this family can deliver 6 gigabits per second and operate at speeds within 170 picoseconds and at voltages as low as 2.5 volts. These products are being designed into emerging applications where CMOS has performance limitations and GaAs is too costly. Within the next few months ON Semiconductor expects to add several new products to its growing list of functional building blocks for high-speed data applications.

"We are dedicated to focusing on and aggressively pursuing our customers' unique requirements in the high-bandwidth IC market," said Sandra Lowe, vice president and general manager of ON Semiconductor's Logic Products Division. "Our expansion of the ECL family into high-bandwidth ICs will allow us to provide our customers the products and capacity to meet the demand of the rapidly growing market and enhance our efforts to build the next generations of products."

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor, formerly a division of Motorola, is the world's leading supplier of analog ICs, logic ICs and discrete semiconductors with shipments of 18 billion units in 1999. Sales in 1998 exceeded $1.5 billion (pro forma). ON Semiconductor's products include integrated circuits for high-bandwidth data applications, analog ICs for power management, as well as low-voltage power transistors and the most complete discrete semiconductor portfolio in a variety of surface mount and standard packages. These semiconductor components provide the connectivity for digital electronic products. ON Semiconductor is the trade name of Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC.

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Randy Frank
Public Relations Manager
ON Semiconductor

Linda Capcara
Account Director
Brodeur Worldwide

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