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HP Tablet Uses Atheros

Atheros ROCm mobile Wi-Fi solution provides high-performance connectivity for new HP webOS tablet and smartphone

February 16, 2011

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BARCELONA -- Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR), a global leader in innovative technologies for wireless and wired communications, today announced that its mobile Wi-Fi solution, featuring Align 1-stream 802.11n technology, is providing the high-performance wireless connectivity(1) for the new HP TouchPad tablet and HP Pre3 smartphone. The groundbreaking webOS devices feature extensive multimedia capabilities and Web-based services to provide compelling application experiences not available on any other platform.

The Atheros AR6003 delivers the fastest 1-stream mobile 802.11n performance with a near-zero impact on the battery life of mobile devices. Atheros' mobile Wi-Fi technology supports dual-band operation with 40 MHz capabilities, which doubles the wireless throughput of previous mobile Wi-Fi devices. As more Wi-Fi devices crowd the 2.4 GHz band, dual-band products can leverage more wireless spectrum in the 5 GHz band for media applications requiring relatively interference-free bandwidth. This provides consumers with a better wireless experience on their portable devices. The AR6003 is among the smallest and most energy efficient mobile 802.11n solutions on the market. Built on Atheros' low-power ROCm architecture, the highly-integrated solution enables customers to take full advantage of Wi-Fi features without compromising the size or battery life of mobile designs.

Amir Faintuch, senior vice president and general manager, Atheros' Consumer Business Unit: "HP's webOS platform is enabling converged mobile devices with the multimedia capabilities of a home entertainment system and cloud-based applications of a computer. Atheros is pleased to deliver the Wi-Fi solutions that help keep HP's new tablet and smartphone connected and enable consumers to fully experience the benefits of this groundbreaking new architecture."

Atheros Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR)

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ)

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