Orlando, Fla., November 19, 2008
- Intellon Corporation
), a leading provider of HomePlug®
-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, announced that Sharp
is utilizing Intellon's advanced HomePlug AV ICs
in adapters that are a perfect complement to the AQUOS® SE94
LCD TV models featuring the AQUOS Net Web-based functionality. Sharp PLC adapters also add flexibility to any networked home, allowing users to connect multiple devices, such as set-top boxes, gaming consoles, PCs and routers over the existing electrical wiring in the home.
The new Sharp PLC adapters are available as single port (HN-VA100U) and 4-port adapters (HN-VA400U). For ultimate convenience, Sharp offers a starter pack that bundles a single port and 4-port adapter into one package (HN-VA401SU) so users can get started right away. With simple two-step installation, Intellon HomePlug networks are far easier to install than alternative networking methods that may require professional installation of in-wall cabling or frustrating set up and enablement of wireless devices that may not offer reliable performance. Consumers can simply connect the AQUOS Net-enabled TV or other home product to a Sharp PLC adapter and plug in the adapter to an existing wall outlet for instant power and connectivity.
"We selected technology based on the HomePlug standard because it is the global defacto standard, with millions sold and being used around the globe," said Bob Scaglione, senior vice president and group manager, Product and Marketing Group, Sharp. "Intellon is the leading supplier of HomePlug ICs in the world and we selected them because of their experience, support staff and tools along with the reliability and robustness of their ICs. We are delighted to have these exciting new adapters available to our customers so they can easily connect multiple devices, such as TVs, set-top boxes, gaming consoles, PCs, and routers, to use and enjoy anywhere in the home."
"Intellon technology is at the heart of in-home solutions that move video and Internet content throughout homes" said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. "We are excited to provide the powerline connectivity for Sharp's new HomePlug AV adapters."About Intellon CorporationIntellon
(Nasdaq: ITLN) is a market leader in powerline
communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment
access, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC), 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 200-Mbps PHY-rate HomePlug AV powerline standard
. With over 23 million HomePlug-based ICs sold, Intellon is the market share leader in the HomePlug IC market. The Company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with offices in Ocala, Florida, San Jose, California and Toronto, Canada. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com/. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, assertions regarding the use of Intellon's HomePlug-based solutions in conjunction with Sharp's products or in any of the other applications or markets mentioned herein. Actual future results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk that the market for powerline communications products, including Intellon ICs, may not develop as expected; the risk that Intellon may be unable to manage its growth effectively; uncertainties associated with competitive pressures, technical challenges and changes in industry standards; customer concentration and changes in customer demand and product mix; fluctuations in the availability and pricing of third party products and services used to manufacture, assemble and test Intellon's products; problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of Intellon's products; and economic and political uncertainties in Intellon's markets, including the risk of continued volatility and uncertainty in global financial and commercial markets. These and other risk factors are described in detail in the Risk Factors section of Intellon's Form 10-Q
dated November 13, 2008, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Intellon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release. 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.