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January 04, 2011 08:27 ET

AMIMON and Gemtek/Ampak Showcase WHDI Tablet Prototype at CES

WHDI Provides a High Quality HD Wireless Connection From the Tablet to the HDTV; Consumers Can Now Access All Content and Interactive Applications on Their HDTV

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - CES - AMIMON, the market leader in wireless HDTV semiconductor solutions, and Gemtek, a world leader in wireless connectivity products, announced today a tablet prototype featuring the WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface™) technology. The G-touch tablet prototype showcases the ability to embed and integrate the WHDI technology into sleek and small consumer electronic devices.

The G-touch is embedded with Gemtek's WHDI modules featuring AMIMON's WHDI chipset and will be compliant with the WHDI standard. The modules are designed in a compact form-factor that are easily embedded into devices. Additionally, the WHDI modules are also designed for low power consumption suitable for battery-powered devices. With WHDI, consumers can connect sources and displays throughout the home to access all of their video and interactive content. Consumers just need to look for the WHDI logo to ensure that all of their devices will be able to work together.

Tablets embedded with WHDI technology enable users to wirelessly view all of the tablet's content on their TVs without the limitations of other solutions. With virtually no latency (less than one millisecond) users can now leverage a tablet's interactive capabilities, content and play their PC games on the "big screen." In addition to all other content, WHDI security and HDCP 2.0 copy protection allow users to bring Blu-ray movies and other copy-protected content to the HDTV.

AMIMON will showcase the G-touch 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. (To coordinate a demonstration, e-mail CES2011@amimon.com).

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

"The product design showcases AMIMON and Gemtek's WHDI module and the ability for this solution to be embedded into slim tablet designs, to provide a connection to HDTVs," said David Shefler, vice president of sales and business development for AMIMON. "WHDI based products are already in market; and throughout 2011 consumers will see a substantial increase in products embedded with WHDI."

"WHDI's ability to deliver robust high quality HD video in small form factor and low power consumption make it ideal for portable and mobile devices," said Jorson Tsai, president Ampak Technologies, Inc. a Gemtek Group Company. "Consumers want to access all the cool interactive content and applications on tablets on their big screen TV anywhere in the home."

"The WHDI technology is the only solution that provides low latency and seamless wireless connection so consumers can take advantage of all interactive content and applications on tablets," said Leslie Chard, president of WHDI LLC. "Consumers expect a wireless connection from a tablet to a TV to be lag free and reliable; WHDI is the only wireless technology that delivers this performance." 

AMIMON's wireless technology is the basis of the WHDI (Wireless Home Digital Interface) standard. The WHDI standard delivers the highest image quality for in-room and multi-room HD wireless connections, 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 (30 meters) through obstacles and walls. WHDI supports HDCP revision 2.0, providing superior security and digital content protection, and full compatibility with HDMI.

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.

About Gemtek
Gemtek, the world-leading provider of Wireless Broadband solutions, offers a wide range of solutions from residential to business. On the strength of technological excellence, Gemtek has earned the reputation for delivering high-performing and solidly reliable wireless solutions.

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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