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TI helps manufacturers connect more with launch of Internet of Things (IoT) cloud ecosystem

Network of cloud service providers supports TI's broad IoT portfolio

DALLAS, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a third party ecosystem of Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service providers. This ecosystem will allow manufacturers using TI technology to connect with the IoT more easily and rapidly. The first members of the ecosystem include 2lemetry, ARM, Arrayent, Exosite, IBM, LogMeIn, Spark, and Thingsquare. Each member has demonstrated its cloud service offering on one or more of TI's wireless connectivity, microcontroller (MCU) and processor solutions for a wide-range of IoT applications spanning industrial, home automation, health and fitness, automotive and more. Visit TI's website to learn more about the IoT cloud ecosystem members and their offerings.

About TI's cloud ecosystem
Manufacturers need proven hardware, software and an easy way to connect to the cloud, manage services and capitalize on the growing IoT market. The cloud ecosystem allows TI customers to find the best cloud service provider to meet their individual needs and get the most out of their TI-based IoT solutions.

Members of the TI IoT cloud ecosystem offer services to meet the growing needs of the IoT including integration of data into business processes, data analytics, customizable user portals and smart phone apps, and compatibility with multiple wireless technologies. The TI IoT cloud ecosystem is open to cloud service providers with a differentiated service offering and value-added services running on one of TI's IoT solutions. If your company is interested in joining, please contact [email protected].

Quotes from TI IoT Cloud Ecosystem members
"We are excited to be a part of TI's new cloud ecosystem, and are looking forward to playing an important role in enabling customer innovation with TI-based IoT solutions," said Kyle Roche, CEO of 2lemetry. "By using 2lemetry's ThingFabric IoT platform, we hope to help TI customers bring their IoT enabled solutions to market faster, quickly connecting and scaling their network of connected products."

"At ARM, we believe that the Internet of Things will transform every business model on the planet," said Adam Gould, vice president, IOTBU, ARM. "TI's cloud ecosystem will accelerate that transformation with ARM® Sensinode™ software securely connecting billions of gateways and sensors to cloud platforms."

"Arrayent is excited to be a member of TI's IoT cloud ecosystem. TI's silicon and software solutions are a key part of Arrayent's truly complete and class-leading IoT platform. Our close collaboration dates back to 2007 and one of the industry's first IoT product launches with Mattel Inc.  Together we expect to accelerate our customers' efforts to create compelling connected consumer products," said Abid Hussain, vice president marketing at Arrayent.

"Exosite® enterprise-ready scalable cloud services, event processing engine, open platform for business systems integration, device and data marketplace tools and easy connectivity with TI hardware, makes it simple to build world-class connected product offerings quickly. We are proud to be a member of the TI cloud ecosystem initiative," said Mark Benson, CTO at Exosite.

"IBM is helping customers recognize the significant potential of interconnected people, places and objects. Expanding our cloud-based Internet of Things services with TI is a natural extension of both companies' focus on this exponentially growing area," said Michael Curry, vice president of WebSphere software, IBM.

"We believe the IoT's true value lies in empowering companies to transform how they do business. By leveraging insights gained from connected, data-driven devices, you can unlock new opportunities to optimize operations, boost revenue and delight customers," said Mario Finocchiaro, director of Xively business development at LogMeIn. "We're delighted to be joining TI's cloud ecosystem. By combining TI's products with Xively's IoT platform and Business Services, we believe that, together, we can provide the hardware, software and expertise needed to help businesses quickly turn their IoT visions into reality."

"The Spark Cloud is fully integrated with TI's hardware from prototype to production so we're especially excited to officially be part of TI's IoT cloud ecosystem and look forward to providing numerous companies with comprehensive solutions for getting their products online," said Zach Supalla, CEO of Spark.

"Thingsquare's IoT cloud connects wireless devices with smartphone apps," said Adam Dunkels, CEO and co-founder of Thingsquare. "TI's wireless chips give our customers a range of options to achieve both high reliability and low power consumption with the Thingsquare open source firmware."

TI connects more to the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly growing with 50 billion connected devices expected by 2020 to provide smart, invisible technology that works for you. With the industry's broadest portfolio of wired and wireless connectivity technologies, microcontrollers, processors, sensors and analog signal chain and power solutions, TI offers cloud-ready system solutions designed to access the IoT wherever you want it. From high performance home, industrial and automotive applications to battery-powered wearable and portable electronics or energy-harvested wireless sensor nodes, TI makes developing applications easier with hardware, software, tools and support to get anything connected within the IoT. Learn more at www.ti.com/iot.

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About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors.  By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology.  TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today.  Learn more at www.ti.com.

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