PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 14, 2006 -- Arkados Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkados Group Inc. (OTCBB:AKDS), today announced that it has signed an agreement with Jedcom Ltd. thus expanding into the APAC region. Jedcom will now be promoting Arkados' innovative ArkTIC SoC solution for HomePlug Powerline communications. This further illustrates Arkados' commitment to its world-wide customers by extending their sales and support functions with Jedcom covering Taiwan and Shenzhen, China.
"Jedcom Ltd. is a specialized semiconductor representative with considerable experience in the HomePlug market," stated Steve Woodman, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Arkados. "Jedcom's Field Application Engineers have extensive experience with HomePlug-based products. This complements highly skilled engineering team at Arkados with an additional resource that can provide customers with the technical support resources required to develop their systems and to meet their time-to-market goals. We believe Jedcom's expertise in HomePlug applications and technically focused sales teams should further accelerate our revenue growth."
"Jedcom is excited about this newly formed relationship with Arkados," said Jason Ko, Vice President of Sales for Jedcom. "HomePlug technology allows for efficient networking via electrical outlets, and Arkados system-on-chip solutions add features that enhance those products with in-demand features for the digital home. It is these innovative product solutions that have established Arkados as one of the leading companies in Powerline communications," concluded Mr. Ko.
More information is available at www.arkados.com.
About Arkados, Inc.
Arkados Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkados Group Inc. (OTCBB:AKDS), is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of system-on-chip semiconductors that are designed to create easy-to-use digital connectivity between entertainment and computing devices used by consumers. Arkados solutions will create a virtual, home-wide entertainment and information network that can enable digital data to be shared between stereos, radios, computers, speakers, mp3 players, televisions, cable and DSL modems, and a host of other devices. The company's chips are designed to permit its OEM customers to produce sophisticated, full-featured products with a lower production cost, faster time-to-market, and a high degree of programmability. Arkados is a major contributor to the new HomePlug AV specification and their chips conform to HomePlug Powerline Alliance standards. Arkados chips can be used for applications in the in-home network ("In-Home Network"), through the "last mile" Powerline distribution network ("Broadband Powerline"), and throughout residential and corporate buildings ("In-building Network").
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