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Toshiba today announced a new reference platform that will allow
developers to build next-generation, Windows CE-based Web-enabled
telephones. Spyglass, an expert in providing solutions to work with Windows
CE, co-developed the telephony card and Windows CE-based software contained
in the reference platform. The end product for consumers will be a a
Web-enabled telephone, that integrates the traditional phone handset and
numeric keypad with a touch-screen display and keyboard, for fast and simple
Internet access. The Web telephone reference design, including all of the
tools necessary to develop the Web telephone such as schematics, design
documentation, and software drivers, will be available in December 1999.

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Doug Rodgers,
Spyglass OEM Manager, please call Erica LeBorgne, Spyglass public relations
coordinator, at 630-245-6624. 
Following is the full release...
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Toshiba Offers Reference Platform for Windows CE-based Web-enabled Telephone
Partnership with Spyglass combines Windows CE Telephony with Toshiba's
TMPR3922 RISC Processor to create complete solution

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 1999-- Toshiba America
Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) today announced its new reference
platform for Microsoft Windows(r) CE-based Web-enabled telephone
applications. The new hardware reference platform will enable developers to
quickly create a next-generation Web-enabled telephone, based on the
Microsoft Windows CE, Web Telephone Edition, which is designed to provide
consumers a low-cost and convenient means of accessing the Internet. 

The new reference platform is built on Toshiba's high-performance Pallas(tm)
motherboard, which utilizes the TMPR3922 RISC microprocessor, from Toshiba's
MIPS(r)-based TX SystemRISC(tm) processor family, and a newly designed
telephony card. Toshiba partnered with Spyglass, a leading provider of
software and services for Web-compatible devices, to co-develop both the
telephony card and Windows CE-based software contained in the reference
platform. The reference platform includes everything developers need to
build next-generation Windows CE-based Web-enabled telephones. 

``The new reference platform offers OEM manufacturers a complete solution
for developing products that target the growing consumer market for Internet
appliances. Toshiba's all-inclusive reference design allows developers to
speed their time to market and gain a competitive edge,'' said Chong-Ho
Choi, senior business development manager of Windows CE-based products for
TAEC. ``Through our close working partnership with Spyglass, we are able to
offer developers the benefit of Spyglass' experience in Web-enabled
telephony applications based on Windows CE.'' 

``Our work with Toshiba demonstrates our commitment to providing solutions
to customers seeking to use the Windows CE platform in their Internet
devices,'' said Doug Rodgers, Spyglass OEM program manager. ``Spyglass
continues to strengthen its ability to leverage key Internet-enabling
technologies and Internet device platforms to help customers like Toshiba
deliver Web-enabled products and services.'' 

``Windows CE provides a robust and flexible platform on which developers can
innovate to create new market opportunities in the Internet appliance
arena,'' said Jonathan Roberts, general manager of the Productivity
Appliances Division at Microsoft Corp. ``We're excited that Toshiba has
embraced the familiar development environment and the customizable nature of
Windows CE, Web Telephone Edition, to create a compelling solution for
developers to quickly and easily bring Web-enabled telephones to market.'' 

Web-Enabled Telephone 
Designed to provide a low-cost means of accessing the Internet for
consumers, the Web-enabled telephone is part of a growing trend in simple,
affordable Internet access appliances for the home. The Web-enabled
telephone design is easy to use even for users who may be unfamiliar with
computers. Integrating the traditional phone handset and numeric keypad with
a touch-screen display and keyboard, it features simple one-touch screen
menus for retrieving messages or accessing the Internet. 
Toshiba's new reference design includes all of the hardware and development
support software needed to evaluate the TMPR3922 microprocessor's
performance and to quickly adapt user-specific hardware to produce a
complete Web-enabled telephone based on Windows CE, Web Telephone Edition.
The reference platform is built with the high-performance 129/148 megahertz
(MHz) TMPR3922 microprocessor; as well as the TC35143F analog front-end chip
which provides the interfaces for audio, touch screens, and software modems.

In addition to the hardware, Toshiba supplies the Pallas Toshiba Adaptation
Kit (TAK), which includes the Windows CE-based device drivers for the
TC35143F, as well as the OEM Adaptation Layer (OAL), the platform-dependent
interface to the Windows CE-based kernel. This support software is necessary
for the development of Web telephone hardware-specific device drivers with
the Pallas board. For OEMs developing commercial products, Toshiba offers
expert technical support and training. 

Availability 
The Web telephone reference design, including all of the tools necessary to
develop the Web telephone such as schematics, design documentation, and
software drivers, will be available in December 1999. 

About Spyglass 
Internet pioneer Spyglass (NASDAQ:SPYG
) provides
solutions for the emerging information appliance market. The company
provides expertise, software, and services primarily to the interactive
television and mobile data segments. Spyglass solutions are used by
market-leading companies including: GTE, General Instrument, Microsoft,
Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Sony, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA) and Xerox.
Spyglass is headquartered in Naperville, Ill. and has regional offices in
Lexington, Mass., Silicon Valley, Calif., London and Tokyo. Visit
 for more information. 

About TX SystemRISC 
TX SystemRISC is a family of Toshiba RISC processors, reference platforms,
and related products designed for a wide range of embedded applications.
Toshiba provides an excellent selection of peripherals, software drivers,
and processor cores for standard products, as well as custom integration.
Toshiba TX SystemRISC products provide customers with one-stop shopping and
quick time-to-market. 

About Toshiba 
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) is the North American
design, manufacturing, marketing and sales arm of Toshiba Corporation, a
global technology innovator. TAEC is recognized as a leading supplier of
semiconductor, electronic component and storage solutions. The company
delivers technology solutions that enable OEMs to develop advanced
integrated products for the computing, networking, communications and
digital consumer markets. In fact, its technology offerings account for more
than 30 percent of the total possible components used in desktop and
portable computers. By continuing to develop leading-edge solutions that
cost-effectively meet the emerging needs of the design engineering
community, TAEC keeps its customers in touch with tomorrow. For additional
information, please visit TAEC's web site at . 
Pallas and TX SystemRISC are trademarks of Toshiba Corporation. MIPS is a
registered trademark of MIPS Technologies, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners. 




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