SOURCE: Atheros

Atheros

January 06, 2011 08:05 ET

Atheros Showcases Wired and Wireless Innovations for Home Networks and Consumer Electronics at CES 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 6, 2011) - International CES - Highlighting its role in the connected lifestyle, Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR), is showcasing its latest wired and wireless innovations for home networking, consumer electronics, PCs and mobile devices at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As computing, entertainment and communications devices converge, Atheros' connectivity solutions provide simple, fast and reliable access to the information and media content that matter to consumers.

In addition to showing a variety of commercially-available products that feature its Wi-Fi®, powerline, Ethernet, Bluetooth® and GPS solutions, Atheros' will demonstrate many emerging technologies and applications that will be featured in the next generation of connected devices. All demonstrations will take place in Atheros' private suite, located in the south hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, room 25528MP.

Atheros' product and technology demonstrations include:

  • The flexibility of Atheros Hy-Fi™ hybrid networking solutions that combine Wi-Fi, HomePlug® AV powerline and Ethernet technologies. Coming to market now, Hy-Fi products are transforming home networks by boosting bandwidth, simplifying setup and optimizing coverage in every home environment.

  • The industry's most energy-efficient Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and combination solutions for notebooks, netbooks, desktops and tablets. Atheros' newest products ensure fast downloads and media streaming over Wi-Fi and glitch-free connections to Bluetooth devices, while consuming half the power of previous solutions to maximize PC battery life. 

  • Highlighting the benefits of its Direct Connect™ peer-to-peer Wi-Fi in consumer electronics, Atheros will show innovative applications for connected TV platforms, such as streaming video between a television and PC via DLNA, and using a smartphone as a TV remote control.

  • The dual-band 802.11n performance and low-power of ROCm® mobile Wi-Fi solutions, which enable flawless video streaming between smartphones, tablets and portable consumer electronics.

  • The unmatched performance of Atheros' HomePlug AV powerline solutions, which use a home's existing electrical wiring to deliver up to 500 Mbps of network bandwidth to televisions, DVRs, computers, gaming systems and other devices. Atheros has enhanced its AMP™ powerline solutions with the new Smart Link™ feature that leads to more reliable connections in challenging or impaired electrical systems.

Atheros is also collaborating with other industry leaders to showcase cutting-edge applications for its wired and wireless technologies.

  • Atheros and Wilocity™ will demonstrate the benefits of tri-band wireless solutions that combine dual-band 802.11n and WiGig™ 60 GHz technologies. By offering the whole-home coverage of 802.11n and the gigabit-speed wireless capabilities of 60 GHz technology, the jointly developed solutions will extend the functionality of wireless computing and consumer electronics and handheld devices.

  • By integrating its Wi-Fi and Direct Connect solutions with SmartStream technology from WonderMedia Technologies, Inc., Atheros will demonstrate its new Direct Display™ capabilities. Atheros Direct Display is based on the industry's forthcoming Wi-Fi Display standard, which enables simple, high resolution streaming of Internet content, videos and photos from a computer to the TV screen.

  • Showing how Wi-Fi and powerline technologies can enhance future smart home applications, Atheros is demonstrating remote home monitoring, security and energy management. The demonstrations leverage the web-based service platform from Intamac Systems, a turnkey smart home solution for retail networking vendors, service providers and utility companies.

About Atheros
Atheros Communications delivers innovative technologies for wireless and wired communications. Its mission is to invent technologies that connect and empower people in ways that are elegant and accessible to all. Building upon its broad expertise in RF and mixed signal semiconductor design, Atheros' portfolio includes a wide variety of connectivity solutions that are used by many of the world's leading networking equipment, computing and consumer device manufacturers. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Atheros has a significant and growing presence in Asia and Europe to serve its global customer base. For more information, visit www.atheros.com.

Atheros, the Atheros logo, AMP, Direct Connect, Direct Display, Hy-Fi, ROCm and Smart Link are trademarks of Atheros Communications, Inc. HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.

NOTE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including the features, benefits and performance of Atheros' products and technologies, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to, difficulties in the development of new and enhanced products, general economic conditions, the effects of competition and technological change, and the risks detailed in Atheros' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in other reports filed with the SEC by Atheros from time to time. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Atheros disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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