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Texas Instruments technology utilized in PS2 controller

  Texas Instruments announced today that its TRf6001 Bluetooth transceiver will be used in Logitech's upcoming wireless Playstation 2 controller. Logitech is a leading company when it comes to peripherals, as they were responsible for the extremely popular Driving Force Wheel used in Gran Turismo 3. The controller will use radio frequency to transmit waves from the controller to the console without cords or cables.

   "With the success of our first engagement with TI on the Rumblepad, it was logical to build on our partnership with an expanded range of products," said Ted Hoff, vice president and general manager of Logitech's Interactive Entertainment Business Unit. "We look forward to expanding our portfolio in the cordless domain, further leveraging TI's demonstrated strength in this area."

   "Wireless is clearly gaining momentum in the ever popular gaming market. The market is eager to shed corded connections and wireless is a cool technology," said Ari Rauch, general manager of TI Short Distance Wireless. "Logitech's choice of the TRF6001 for its next-generation gamepad reinforces its support for TI's solutions. TI is proud to continue our work with a world leader in gaming accessories."

6/11/2002 Matt Stensrud

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