Belkin Selects Intellons HomePlug-based ICs for Innovative Power Line Adapters
Belkin powerline adapters are easily transformed for either wall plug or desktop use and include plug adapters for various world geographies
Intellon Corporation (Nasdaq: ITLN), a leading provider of HomePlug®-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, broadband over powerline (BPL), Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, announced that Belkin International, Inc. has selected the Intellon INT6300 HomePlug AV IC for use in an innovative new powerline Ethernet adapter that can be used for desktop and wall plug applications both in North America and overseas. Belkin will also supply an adapter version based on Intellon's INT5500 HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo IC (operating at 85 Mbps PHY-rate).
Using Intellon's INT6300 HomePlug AV-based 200 Mbps (PHY-rate) IC, the new adapter includes two AC plug options, one for US-type AC outlets and the other for international AC outlets. For wall plug applications, the user simply selects the appropriate plug adapter and then plugs the adapter into the wall outlet. The product also includes a 6-foot power cord that allows the adapter to be used as a desktop unit.
"We chose HomePlug-based technology because it is the global standard, and we chose Intellon because they are the leading supplier of HomePlug-based ICs," said Chris McGugan, VP of Product Management for Belkin. "Innovative products and standards-based interoperability bring value that our customers seek."
"Belkin has been recognized for industry-leading innovation across a wide range of products, and this new powerline adapter is further evidence of their leadership," said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. "We are happy that, again, Belkin has turned to Intellon to supply the advanced HomePlug AV-based IC for this new product as well as our HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo IC for their 85 Mbps version."
About Belkin International, Inc.
Belkin offers a diverse product mix that provides people with seamless electronics integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Founded in California in 1983, Belkin is a privately held company and the recognized leader in connectivity solutions, in addition to accessories for MP3 devices, computers, and more. Belkin provides extensive solutions for networking, home theaterwith the PureAV® line of cables, power, and digital wireless accessoriesand many more categories. To view and purchase Belkin products, visit www.belkin.com, or see Belkin products through their network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.
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 over 17 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 Ocala, Florida, with offices in 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 for distribution in Belkin products. 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; 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. These and other risk factors are described in detail in the Risk Factors section of Intellon's Form 10-K dated March 27, 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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