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12.01.2001 – 17:39

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Visteon and Philips Semiconductors announce licensing agreement

    Dearborn, Michigan. (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) and Philips Semiconductors today announced that they have a licensing agreement that will enable Philips to license Visteon's MACH(R) DSP (Digital Signal Processing) technology for use in its DSP radio integrated-circuits (IC).          Photo:          Visteon's MACH(R) DSP technology can provide significant improvements in AM/FM radio reception by automatically adapting key radio characteristics and channel bandwidth to specific reception conditions.  The result is reduced interference and higher fidelity.          "Visteon is very pleased to be able to work with Philips Semiconductors to provide this advanced, innovative technology," said Jim Wynalek, Vice President and General Manager, Telematics/Multimedia business system.  "This agreement paves the way for receiver manufacturers throughout the industry to make use of our highly efficient, breakthrough technology."          Visteon is a world-leader in automotive DSP applications with the launch of its third-generation DSP technology in model year 2000 on several vehicles. Visteon's MACH(R) DSP application incorporates intermediate frequency (IF) sampling; advanced adaptive IF and audio algorithms; software-defined performance; and high feature-content integration.  By employing Philips' mixed-signal DSP IC technology since 1990, Visteon has been able to continue developing this advanced technology.          Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that delivers consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide and through multiple channels within the global automotive aftermarket.  Visteon has a global delivery system of more than 130 technical, manufacturing, sales, and service facilities located in 23 countries.  It has 81,000 employees working in three business segments: Dynamics and Energy Conversion; Comfort, Communication and Safety; and Glass.          Visteon news releases, photographs and product specification details are available at      Original Text Service: Internet:

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