HomePlug® Powerline Alliance Showcases HomePlug AV Technology at Microsoft's WinHEC

Seattle, WA. — May 23, 2006 — Driving the worldwide acceptance of high-speed networking over power lines, the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today announced that it will showcase HomePlug AV products from HomePlug-member companies at WinHEC in Seattle from May 23 - 25, 2006. The HomePlug AV demonstration will be located at booth #129 in Hall 4F, on level four. The demonstration illustrates how HomePlug AV technology enhances a consumers' digital entertainment experience by enabling whole-house distribution of HDTV and other digital content without the need to run new wires.

"Microsoft sees HomePlug powerline technology as an innovative way of delivering the digital lifestyle experience to consumers," said Scott Manchester, program director at Microsoft. "The HomePlug Alliance is focused on standards and interoperability through certification, which provides users with a simple, yet powerful home networking solution."

The HomePlug exhibit will feature contributions from member companies including Arkados Inc., Aztech Systems, GigaFast, Intellon Corp. and ST&T Corporation. HomePlug member companies including Arkados Inc., Broadcom Corporation, Intel Corporation and Texas Instruments will be exhibiting at the WinHEC conference.

"Microsoft's commitment to the digital home strengthens HomePlug's mission to expand the adoption of high-speed powerline networking technology," said Matthew Theall, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. "The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is helping to drive powerline communications standards, which has been the key element of our success to date."

With millions of HomePlug-enabled products in use on six continents, HomePlug technology is the leading, globally-recognized standard for high-speed powerline networks. The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is the only powerline standards organization ensuring interoperability and compatibility through a strict product certification process that was developed by product manufacturers worldwide.

Companies interested in receiving information about the HomePlug Powerline Alliance are invited to contact Executive Director Rob Ranck (rranck@inventures.com) for details on membership and activities.

About the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance:
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is an industry-led initiative established to create specifications for home high-speed powerline networking products and command & control among platforms within the home, and broadband access services to the home. The Alliance accelerates demand for HomePlug-enabled products and services worldwide through the sponsorship of market and user education programs. Membership in the Alliance has grown to include over 65 industry-leading companies. HomePlug Sponsor companies include Cisco (CSCO); Comcast (CMCSK); EarthLink (ELNK); GE Security, Inc., an affiliate of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE); Intel Corporation (INTC); Motorola (MOT); RadioShack Corporation (RSH); Sharp Laboratories of America; and Sony (SNE). Contributor members include Arkados, Inc. a subsidiary of CDKNet.com, Inc. (OTCBB:CDKN); Conexant (CNXT); Gigle Semiconductor; and Intellon Corporation. Additional information about the Alliance, including a complete listing of certified products, is available at http://www.homeplug.org.

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