OEMs and Service Providers Worldwide Adopt Intellon's Industry Standard HomePlug ICs for Powerline Communications
OCALA, FL - June 6, 2007 - Intellon Corporation, a leading provider of HomePlug® -compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, broadband over powerline (BPL) and smart grid applications, announced that it has now shipped more than 10 million HomePlug -based powerline communications ICs to OEMs and service providers worldwide.
"This is a an important achievement by Intellon, a market leader of global standards -based HomePlug powerline devices, indicating the market is adopting this technology," said Joyce Putscher, principal analyst for In -Stat. "We continue to be pleased by the market growth, since surpassing this milestone clearly supports our position of strong opportunities for HomePlug -served markets."
Consumers are using Intellon's HomePlug -based ICs for a wide range of applications including in -home data networking, Wi -Fi and Ethernet extension, audio and video streaming, online gaming and home monitoring. Intellon's HomePlug AV -based ICs enable consumers and service providers to distribute high definition video and audio content over existing in -home electrical wires, representing a new, more user -friendly method of entertainment connectivity. Consumer products using Intellon's HomePlug -based ICs are available at major retailers.
"We have been believers in the benefits of HomePlug technology for several years and are delighted to be a customer of Intellon, as they announce this milestone event," said Patrick Lo, Chairman and CEO of NETGEAR. "We look forward to participating in the market adoption of this important technology."
"At devolo, we have long believed in the technical strength and market acceptance of the standards -based HomePlug technology," said Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG. "We are delighted to share in Intellon's success and view this announcement as strong evidence of HomePlug's bright future in Europe and around the world."
"Sumitomo Electric recognizes the technical benefits a global standards -based solution like HomePlug represents in demanding markets such as Japan," Yoshikazu Nishiwaki, general manager, Broadband Equipment Development Division, Sumitomo Electric Industries. "We congratulate Intellon on this milestone and look forward to delivering our first HomePlug -based AV products to our customers in the Japanese service provider community."
More than 30 cable operators, telecom carriers and satellite and WiMAX providers in Asia, Europe and North America are using Intellon's HomePlug -based ICs to install broadband modems, cure Wi -Fi coverage problems, distribute IPTV from the home gateway to the customer's television and make it easier for subscribers to order movies on demand. Electric utilities are also using Intellon's HomePlug -based ICs for remote meter reading, load control management, and the delivery of Internet access and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony to participating customers. Other companies are using Intellon's ICs to provide broadband services to hotels, condominiums, resorts, office buildings, military installations and emergency services facilities.
"Consumers and service providers worldwide are recognizing the value and convenience that Intellon's HomePlug powerline solutions provide," said Charlie Harris, Intellon's chairman and CEO. "Simple and reliable connectivity is essential in the digital home, and HomePlug enables anyone to create instant plug -and -play networking over the existing electrical wiring in a home with products based on Intellon's No New Wires® ICs."
About Intellon Corporation
Intellon is a market leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access, smart grid management and other commercial applications. Intellon created and patented the baseline technology for HomePlug 1.0, and is a major contributor to the baseline technology for the new 200 -Mbps HomePlug AV powerline standard. With over ten million HomePlug ICs sold, Intellon is the market share leader in the HomePlug IC market. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida, with offices in San Jose and Toronto. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com
About the HomePlug Powerline Alliance
Founded in 2000 with more than 75 members worldwide, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is the leading open -standards organization developing global interoperable powerline communications specifications. HomePlug Sponsor companies include Cisco, Comcast, GE Security, Inc., an affiliate of General Electric Co., Intel Corporation; LG Electronics, Motorola, RadioShack Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Laboratories of America; TCL Group Holding Co., Ltd., and Texas Instruments Incorporated. Additional information about the Alliance is available at http://www.homeplug.org.
Intellon and No New Wires are registered trademarks of Intellon Corporation. HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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