Intellon HomePlug AV-based ICs Enable New NETGEAR Powerline Ethernet Adapters with Ease-of-Use Features

NETGEAR's XAV101 adapters include simple pushbutton encryption and throughput speed indicators.

Orlando, Fla., November 3, 2008 - Intellon Corporation (Nasdaq: ITLN), a leading provider of HomePlug®-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, announced that NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking solutions, has selected Intellon's HomePlug AV-based ICs for its new XAV101 powerline Ethernet adapters (available now) which feature pushbutton encryption and LED throughput indicators.

Intellon HomePlug AV-based ICs (with 200 Mbps PHY-rate) are at the core of NETGEAR's new wall-plug powerline Ethernet adapters. The adapters include a pushbutton that enables automatic 128-bit AES encryption, device pairing and network joining to eliminate the need for a PC and software to set-up and secure a network. In addition to the pushbutton feature, the XAV101 adapters feature multi-colored LED indicators, enabling users to easily determine performance status via visual displays.

The NETGEAR adapters allow home and small office users to convert existing electrical wiring into a high-speed network capable of streaming high definition (HD) video content and whole house audio programming while supporting sharing of broadband Internet connections, large files, multiple printers, or other consumer electronics products throughout a home or small office without running any new wires.

"NETGEAR is committed to bringing the most cost-effective, easiest to install, most robust and reliable networking technologies to consumers," said Chris Geiser, product line manager of Alternative Networking Products at NETGEAR. "Powerline allows consumers to easily and securely connect their CE devices - including their DVR or networked Blu-ray DVD player or gaming console -- to their home networks. This allows consumers to enjoy their content anywhere without the headache and expense of rewiring their homes."

The NETGEAR adapters allow users to easily connect TiVo® or other DVRs, Slingbox units, game consoles, TVs, desktop or notebook PCs, NETGEAR ReadyNAS servers or NETGEAR Print Servers. The adapters can be used with both wired and wireless routers and gateways, support Windows Vista® and are truly plug-and-play.

About NETGEAR®, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of small- to medium-sized businesses, and home users. The company offers an end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. Products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in over 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 19 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available by visiting or calling (408) 907-8000.

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 more than 23 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

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 solution for distribution in NETGEAR 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, 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 August 13, 2008, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Intellon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release.

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