Intellon Corporation Named the Fastest Growing Wired Communications Semiconductor Company in 2008

- Intellon named in "Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2008" report just published by The Linley Group

Orlando, Fla., May 18, 2009 - Intellon Corporation (Nasdaq: ITLN), a leading provider of HomePlug®-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, is named the fastest growing company among the top-25 suppliers of wired-communications chips according to The Linley Group report published on April 29, 2009.

Intellon is the global sales leader in producing HomePlug-compatible powerline communications ICs, with over 28 million shipped to date. Intellon's HomePlug-based ICs are used by over 45 service providers in Asia, Europe and the Americas for a variety of applications including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), movies on demand and Internet and Wi-Fi extension. They are also used in consumer products from leading manufacturers and available at major retailers.

Intellon's most advanced IC is the INT6400, which has the lowest power consumption of any 200 Mbps PHY-rate HomePlug AV-class IC, meets European 2011 Code of Conduct requirements for adapters and delivers higher TCP throughput and more customer programmability options (such as programmable LEDs, push buttons and diagnostics), as well as improved Quality of Service (QoS), which is important for distribution of video around the home.

"Video, gaming and other content coming into the home through new Internet-based services are driving the need for fast in-home distribution that delivers entertainment-grade performance and is easy to install without new wiring," said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. "Intellon's HomePlug-based powerline technology is a reliable, carrier-proven and globally-deployed powerline solution that brings the advantages of wired broadband connections throughout a home."

"Sales of home-networking chips grew robustly in 2008 despite overall industry revenue from wired-communications semiconductors being nearly unchanged compared with 2007," said Joseph Byrne, senior analyst with The Linley Group. "One of the larger suppliers of home-networking technology, powerline specialist Intellon increased its product revenue 44% in 2008 and grew to rank among the top 25 suppliers of communications ASSPs."

The "Communications Semiconductor Market Share 2008" report from The Linley Group provides all new market-share data for more than 20 categories of wired communications semiconductors. The report includes Ethernet products, broadband interface chips, embedded processors, network processors, interconnect chips, security accelerators, voice-over-packet (VoP) processors, FPGAs, and more. The report is available now directly from The Linley Group (

About Intellon Corporation
Intellon (Nasdaq: ITLN) is a market leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL 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 more than 28 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

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 customers' products or services. 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 May 8, 2009, 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.

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