Atheros Communications introduces first video chipset for affordable HDTV-quality wireless

July 20, 2004

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Atheros Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR), a leading developer of advanced wireless LAN (WLAN) chipsets, today introduced the first standards-compliant WLAN chipset optimized for high-quality multimedia applications. The AR5005VA chipset implements reliable wireless video and audio connections throughout the home even a Texas-sized home by integrating a complete set of high-performance features. These features range from on-chip interfaces to multimedia chipsets and quality of service (QoS) to multiple-radio/smart-antenna technologies such as transmit beamforming and receive combining.

"Wireless LANs are moving into many new application areas," said Craig Barratt, president and chief executive officer of Atheros Communications. "We believe that the next wave of market growth for WLAN products will be multimedia networks driving a variety of audio/visual devices around the home. Consumers will be able to enjoy seamless wireless connectivity among PCs, TVs and set-top boxes, wireless DVD players and other AV sources."

Atheros Communications Inc.

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