HomePlug® Powerline Alliance Congratulates Member Companies on International CES Innovations 2010 Awards

SPiDCOM and Gigle Networks Each Win CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards for Products Based on HomePlug Technology

Portland, Ore. - December 14, 2009 - The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today applauds HomePlug member companies SPiDCOM and Gigle Networks for being honored with International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards, a prestigious program sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

SPiDCOM won an award for its SPC300 "no-limits" HomePlug AV SoC. SPC300 dual-core architecture and a Linux based firmware opens the path for innovative solutions by enabling complete hardware and software end-product differentiation. Gigle Networks was honored via Belkin International's CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award win for the Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit, which is based on Gigle Networks' intelligent multi-PHY switching devices and compatible with HomePlug AV products.

Both products will be featured at the HomePlug Powerline Alliance's HomePlug Pavilion TechZone at the 2010 International CES show, taking place January 7-10 in Las Vegas. The HomePlug TechZone is located in Booth 20301 in South Hall 1 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

All entries for the International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards were judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade press. For more information, please visit www.CESweb.org/Innovations. Please visit www.HomePlug.org for more information on the HomePlug Powerline Alliance.

About the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance
Founded in 2000, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is an industry-led initiative with more than 70 member companies that creates specifications and certification logo programs for using the powerlines for reliable home networking and Smart Grid applications. The Alliance accelerates worldwide adoption for HomePlug technology by collaborating with international standards organizations such as the IEEE and through market development and user education programs. Sponsor members include Cisco (CSCO); Comcast (CMCSK); GE Energy, an affiliate of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE); Gigle Networks; Intellon Corporation (ITLN); Motorola, Inc. (MOT); NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723); and SPiDCOM Technologies. Contributor members include Arkados (OTCBB: AKDS); Corporate Systems Engineering; Renesas Technology Corp., Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN) and Yitran Communications Ltd.

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