Samsung Austin Semiconductor Chooses Texas.Net

    AUSTIN, Texas — November 18, 2003 — Texas.Net today announced the return of Samsung Austin Semiconductor L.P. as a customer in its expanding corporate client base. Samsung, a leading maker of memory chips for computers, servers and related applications, has chosen Texas.Net to support its Internet connectivity needs with high-bandwidth managed Internet services.

    “Having Texas.Net provide our Internet connectivity is what it means to have peace of mind. We tried another, lower cost Internet service provider, but came back to Texas.Net for two simple reasons: system reliability and outstanding customer service,” said Mike Krzywonski, senior network analyst at Samsung Austin Semiconductor. “Even though we’re part of the global Samsung family, it just so happens that the best possible business ISP for us is located right here in Austin.”

    Samsung Austin is a unit of Samsung Electronics, the $60-billion Korean high-tech giant, and is one of the few semiconductor fabs that are expanding operations in the Austin region. Texas.Net is providing Samsung with multi-megabit NxT1 (multiple T1s) service, which provides scalability, reliability and more than doubles the company’s Internet bandwidth capacity. The service will enable Samsung to carry out day-to-day business, such as e-mail and video conferencing, while supporting high-bandwidth activities, such as online semiconductor process training and the remote troubleshooting of chip manufacturing tool performance.

    “More and more customers tell us that their Internet connectivity has become a mission critical aspect of their day-to-day business operations. We’ve understood this from day one; it’s the very reason we built our network for redundancy and 100 percent availability,” said Jonah Yokubaitis, CEO and co-founder of Texas.Net. “Such reliability means companies like Samsung don’t have to deal with Internet outages or performance issues, and can stay focused on the important issues that directly impact their business.”

    About Samsung Electronics

    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 75,000 people in 87 offices in 45 countries. The company is the world’s largest producer of memory chips, TFT LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Digital Media Network, Device Solution Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses. For more information, please visit //www.samsungelectronics.com

    About Data Foundry

    Data Foundry is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas that provides data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services for enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. The company's premier data centers are supported by experienced onsite technicians, security staff and customer support 24 X 7 X 365. Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Today, Data Foundry owns and operates purpose-built, carrier-neutral data centers in Texas and operates a global network with colocation presences for deployments worldwide. For more information, visit www.datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.

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