Orlando, Fla., July 22, 2009 - Intellon Corporation
), a leading provider of HomePlug®-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, today announced that Bel Fuse Inc. (Nasdaq: BELFA and BELFB), a premier developer of magnetic-based solutions for high-speed networking and computer applications, is integrating Intellon's newest HomePlug AV-based chipset in new modules that allow OEMs and ODMs to easily and quickly embed complete HomePlug-based powerline communications capability into networking and consumer electronics devices.
These new PLC modules are ideal for devices including residential gateways, set-top boxes (STBs) for IPTV (Internet Protocol TV, either terrestrial or satellite), networked TVs, y-cable power supplies, security cameras, network attached storage (NAS) drives, and over-the-top (OTT) video boxes. The Bel PLC modules include the INT6400
as well as most components needed to add HomePlug AV functionality to a product. They feature an MII (Host and PHY) interface and easily connect to embedded systems via a standard 1.27mm head, further assisting OEMs and ODMs in quicker time-to-market and minimized BOM costs.
"With our third-generation HomePlug AV chipset, these Bel PLC modules provide advanced features, lower operating power and fast 200 megabits per second PHY-rates ideal for reliable in-home distribution of entertainment-grade video, gaming, and high-bandwidth Internet connections," said Chris Henningsen, vice president of marketing for Intellon Corporation. "They will certainly help OEMs and ODMs who want a fast way of embedding the latest and best HomePlug AV powerline technology in their products."
"Bel is pleased to be partnering with Intellon once again in our effort to bring modular solutions to an ever-expanding HomePlug AV market," said Lee Hancock, broadband product manager at Bel. "We believe these new modules provide the most integrated, cost-effective solution to embed HomePlug AV powerline for any in-home multimedia applications."
The INT6400 is Intellon's most advanced IC. It has the lowest power consumption of any 200 Mbps PHY-rate HomePlug AV-class IC, supports European 2011 Code of Conduct requirements for adapters and embedded products 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).About Bel
) and its divisions are primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, and sale of products used in networking, telecommunications, high- speed data transmission, and consumer electronics. Products include magnetics (discrete components, power transformers and MagJackÒ connectors with integrated magnetics), modules (DC-DC converters, integrated analog front-end modules, custom designs), circuit protection (miniature, micro and surface mount fuses) and interconnect devices (passive jacks, plugs, and cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.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 more than 30 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 Bel Fuse's 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.# # #