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January 04, 2011 08:22 ET

AMIMON and ASUS Introduce World's First 3D Wireless PC-to-TV Gaming Solution

WHDI Based WAVI by ASUS Delivers Highest Quality In-Room & Multi-Room Wireless HD 1080p and 3D Gaming Video

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - CES -- AMIMON, the market leader in wireless HDTV semiconductor solutions, and ASUS announced today the WAVI 3D wireless PC-to-TV solution. ASUS' WAVI is based on AMIMON's WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface™) technology; it enables consumers to wirelessly connect their desktop and tower PC to their TVs. It's the first such product capable of wirelessly distributing 3D content from a PC to a TV. The WAVI systems will be available in Q1 2011. 3D PC video games are rapidly increasing, surpassing all other 3D video content. WAVI will enable consumers to fully enjoy these 3D games on any 3D capable HDTV in the home.

The ASUS WAVI system enables consumers to view the entire content of their PC screen on the TV, and includes a virtual USB link for users to wirelessly control a study room PC while in the living room. This is the first and exclusive benefit in the market, allowing users to easily enjoy or share their PC multimedia or online content from the comfort of their couch.

AMIMON and ASUS will showcase the WAVI system at the 2011 International CES show, which runs January 6-9 in Las Vegas in AMIMON's suite, No. 23121, at the Las Vegas Hilton and at ASUS' suite at The Venetian, Ballroom Level 3, San Polo No. 3501A & 3501B (To coordinate a demonstration, e-mail CES2011@amimon.com).

In addition to the WAVI system, AMIMON will be demonstrating a wide variety of products based on AMIMON's WHDI technology, including AMIMON's WHDI Stick which has been selected as a CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Award honoree in the "Video Components" category.

"The AMIMON based WAVI solution by ASUS will change the landscape of 3D PC gaming in the home by allowing consumers to experience state-of-the-art 3D PC gaming video graphics on their high-quality3D big screen TVs," said David Shefler, vice president of sales and business development for AMIMON. "WHDI continues to be the leading wireless HD video standard for connecting desktop, notebook and tablet PCs to the TV with multiple accessory and embedded products already shipping and many more expected in 2011."

"We wanted to develop a solution that enables consumers to wirelessly connect a PC in another room to the TV in order to play uncompressed HD 3D games on the big screen. AMIMON's WHDI technology is the only technology that combines the very low latency required for playing 3D games and watching 3D videos with multi-room functionality," said Kent Chien, general manager Multimedia Business Unit & Opto-Mechatronic Applied Product Business Unit at ASUS. "We look forward to continuing to develop more high-performance wireless video products taking advantage of WHDI technology's low latency and in-room and multi-room capabilities."

AMIMON's wireless technology is the basis of the WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard. The WHDI standard delivers the highest image quality in-room and multi-room HD wireless link, including uncompressed 1080p/60Hz HD video. WHDI utilizes a 40MHz channel in the 5GHz unlicensed band. WHDI includes support for all 3D formats required by the HDMI™ 1.4a specification and range of over 100 feet, through walls. WHDI supports HDCP revision 2.0, providing superior security and digital content protection, and full compatibility with HDMI.

About ASUS
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, motherboards, graphics cards, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.

About AMIMON
AMIMON is a leading provider of wireless high-definition video semiconductor solutions for universal connectivity among CE video devices. AMIMON is a founding member of the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) consortium formed by leading CE companies to define a new industry standard for in-room and multi-room wireless HDTV connectivity.

AMIMON is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan and Shenzhen, China. More information is available at www.amimon.com and www.whdi.org.

Wireless Home Digital Interface and WHDI are trademarks of WHDI LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.

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