Netgear launches 108-Mbit/s next-gen MIMO G wireless solution powered by Airgo True MIMO technology in Japan

February 9, 2005

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NETGEAR(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:NTGR) a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced their new line of MIMO G wireless products based on the breakthrough True MIMO(TM) chipset from Airgo Networks, pioneer and world leader of multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) technology, the foundation for next generation Wi-Fi. Available in Japan this month, the MIMO G Wireless Router (Model WGM124) and PC Card (Model WGM511) provide customers with the highest-performing wireless networking technology on the market with up to 8x the speed and coverage of standard 802.11g devices. This 108Mbps implementation has the extra benefit of MIMO technology to increase speed and range.

"NETGEAR's experience in engineering high quality, easy to use home networking products combined with Airgo's MIMO technology has resulted in increases in range customers are seeking. Our customers are asking for more speed and range, and NETGEAR MIMO G delivers. Whether in the home office, family room, or back yard, customers will enjoy a smooth, consistent connection," said Naoki Hayashida, Japan Country Manager.

With True MIMO, NETGEAR products create a robust wireless network that delivers the largest coverage area with the throughput at range and reliable quality of service needed to run advanced applications such as streaming multimedia content. The NETGEAR MIMO G Wireless Router delivers speeds of up to 108Mbps and has also been shown to improve the performance of standard 802.11b and 802.11g clients.

"Airgo is very pleased to be working with NETGEAR to offer more consumers the combination of significant performance benefits True MIMO delivers," said Greg Raleigh, CEO and president of Airgo Networks. "The rapid adoption of Airgo's technology proves that end-users are ready for the next generation of wireless that provides coverage throughout the home and beyond, coupled with much higher maximum speeds that enable the latest applications including streaming bandwidth intensive multimedia and entertainment content."

Netgear Inc.

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