Atheros partners with Adimos to optimize wireless video modules for 802.11a WLAN home entertainment systems

February 15, 2005

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Adimos, a leading provider of wireless multimedia processor solutions for consumer electronics, announced today its partnership with Atheros Communications Inc (Nasdaq: ATHR), a leading developer of advanced wireless LAN (WLAN) chipsets. Together, the companies will be begin mass-production of 802.11a 5 Gigahertz-based Wireless Video Modules (WVM) for multiple consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers such as Toshiba, Konka, Visart, Onkyo, Gigafast and others.

Through an optimized adaptive architecture, leveraging Adimos multimedia processors with Atheros' advanced WLAN chip sets, the Wireless Video Modules achieve up to 50 meters of range through three walls while maintaining "wireline quality" robust streaming video.

The ADM100 employs a range of adaptive video-optimized processing functions to realize superior video results using standard WLAN chipsets. The unique video-optimization approach, dubbed Best Picture (tm) technology, results in seamless wireless connectivity between multimedia sources such as DVD players, set-top boxes, or media servers and display devices such as a flat panel LCD TVs, including High Definition TV (HD-TV), LCD plasma, and the newly released portable displays already in volume production today. Atheros and Adimos collaborated on the WVM module, incorporating an Atheros chipset with an Adimos ADM100 multimedia processor to deliver unparalleled video performance over WLAN.

"Adimos’ goal is to enhance the consumer experience by enabling consumer electronics OEMs to introduce innovative, high quality products with faster time to market and reduced cost. We’re proud to be the only 802.11a wireless multimedia solution ramping in volume production with multiple consumer electronics manufacturers this year," said Bill Hoppin, VP of sales and marketing for Adimos. "After surveying many alternatives for 802.11a 5-GHz wireless technology, we chose Atheros, due to its technology leadership, ability to achieve the best link margin at a competitive price, and broad WLAN chip set road map aligned with end customer needs."

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