Agere Systems, acquired by Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group in 2000, is a global leader in semiconductors for storage, wireless data, and public and enterprise networks. The company's chips and software power a broad range of computing and communications applications, from cell phones, PCs, PDAs, hard disk drives and gaming devices to the world's most sophisticated wireless and wireline networks. Agere Systems's customers include top manufacturers of consumer electronics, communications and computing equipment. Agere Systems products connect people to information and entertainment at home, at work and on the road -- enabling the connected lifestyle.