Orlando, Fla., February 17, 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 Intellon HomePlug ICs are embedded in ZyXEL powerline networking kits to be supplied to Chunghwa Telecom's Digital Home project, under a procurement tender recently won by ZyXEL.
ZyXEL Communications, a leading broadband access solutions provider, has been a frequent winner of CHT's Central Office and Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) tenders. The company fields a broad array of equipment and Intellon ICs are used in ZyXEL HomePlug-based powerline solutions.
ZyXEL's powerline network kits for Chunghwa will use Intellon's newest HomePlug AV-based IC, the INT6400. The kits will enable users to link their Internet connection to convenient locations anywhere within the home to watch Chunghwa Telecom's Media-on-Demand (MOD) programs at their leisure. The INT6400-based powerline adapters have superior performance, lower power and higher immunity to noise, important parameters for IPTV and movie-on-demand services.
"Worldwide demand for powerline communications is rising and we expect this technology to play a dominant role in the no-new-wire networking arena," said Chinru Lin, Assistant VP of ZyXEL Digital Home Sales Business Unit. "The powerline solution is fast, easy-to-use and will add a fat pipe for streaming multimedia video into homes. With the successful powerline deployment in CHT's MOD project, we are confident that the cooperative model and experience obtained will benefit other worldwide digital home-related projects."
"Internet-based video-on-demand services require a reliable, high-bandwidth, wired connection to move high quality video from one room to another with no new wires," said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. "Intellon is pleased to provide the industry-leading ICs used in ZyXEL's broad array of powerline networking products."About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989 and headquartered in Taiwan, is the leading provider of complete broadband access solutions for service providers, and business and home users. The company was recently named Taiwan's first "green enterprise," and is the second highest ranked "green" company in Asia (2007 CG watch, Asian Corporate Governance Association).
As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has undergone many transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions including DSL customer premise equipment, central office equipment, Internet security appliances, switches, WLAN equipment, network-attached storage and centralized network management systems.
The company has 3200 employees and distributors in 70 countries, reaching more than 150 regional markets. The ZyXEL Communications Corp. includes 29 subsidiaries and sales offices and three research and development centers worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Website, http://www.zyxel.com
.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 < a href="http://www.intellon.com/products/homeplugav/">HomePlug AV powerline standard
. With more than 26 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 ZyXEL's products generally or as part of Chunghwa Telecom's Digital Home project 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.
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