Airgo and Corega Deliver True MIMO(TM) Speed and Range to Wireless Consumers in Europe and Asia

Dec 12, 2005, 00:00 ET from Airgo Networks, Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its momentum of
 technology innovation and sales success in the wireless marketplace, Airgo
 Networks, Inc, today announced a True MIMO partnership with Corega K.K.,
 Japan's leading network equipment supplier.  Now shipping in Japan, Corega's
 MIMO router CG-WLBARGM-P and MIMO card CG-WLCB108GM offer the performance and
 reliability of a True MIMO-based product at a price comparable to much lower
 performing non-MIMO devices. The products will also be available across Asia
 and Europe.
     "The demand for better wireless performance -- greater data speed,
 improved coverage area -- is growing rapidly," said Greg Raleigh, president
 and CEO of Airgo Networks. "By creating a True MIMO-powered wireless solution
 at a competitive price Corega and Corega group are bringing best-in-class
 speed, range and reliability to consumers across Europe, Japan and other parts
 of Asia."
     In tests conducted in an actual home comparing Corega's True MIMO-powered
 solutions to other mid-range "enhanced" Wi-Fi products, benchmark results show
 that the CG-WLBARGM-P consistently provides higher throughput and maintains
 high-speed connections in locations where the other products fail to connect.
 In addition to delivering higher performance, Corega's first MIMO product is
 expected to debut well beyond the cost performance points of other "enhanced"
 Wi-Fi solutions.
     "Airgo's True MIMO represents the technology that will take wireless into
 the future," said Sho Katoh, President and CEO of Corega K.K. "Only MIMO
 technology delivered by Airgo possesses the performance characteristics
 suitable for high-value, high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming,
 VoIP and home entertainment networking."
     Airgo is the only company to conceive, develop and deliver MIMO
 OFDM -- the technology at the core of the 802.11n next generation wireless LAN
 standard that sets a new performance standard for Wi-Fi consumers. By
 leveraging multipath, reflections of a radio signal, and transmitting multiple
 signals in a single 20MHz radio channel, Airgo's True MIMO multiplies both
 data rates and reliable coverage area without using additional frequency
 spectrum. True MIMO refers to the specific form of MIMO based on spatial
 multiplexing as defined by all major proposals for the next generation 802.11n
 standard.
 
     About Corega K.K.
     Since its foundation in 1996 in Japan, Corega has anticipated the spread
 of broadband services and the arrival of an advanced network society.  In an
 IT environment that changes rapidly and dramatically due to technology
 innovation, Corega quickly and at reasonable prices provides products that
 meet the needs of the times and continues to move forward as a leading
 supplier of popular wireless LAN equipments and broadband routers.
 
     About Airgo Networks, Inc.
 
     The founders of Airgo Networks have pioneered a wireless communication
 technique known as Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Orthogonal Frequency
 Division Multiplexing (OFDM). A breakthrough in wireless, MIMO OFDM has been
 adopted as the foundation for defining the new IEEE 802.11n standard for next
 generation Wi-Fi(R). Airgo is first-to-market with 802.11a/b/g-compliant MIMO
 enhanced chipset, software and reference design solutions. Now in its third
 generation, Airgo's True MIMO(TM) technology has surpassed the speed of
 wireline connections, enabling the most bandwidth-intensive applications and
 eliminating the need for wires at home, at work, and in public places. Founded
 in January 2001, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA.
 Information about Airgo Networks is available at www.airgonetworks.com.
 
     NOTE:  Airgo and the Airgo logo are registered trademarks of Airgo
 Networks, Inc. Airgo Networks, True MIMO, ACE and Wireless Without Limits are
 trademarks of Airgo Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
 their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Airgo Networks, Inc.
    PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its momentum of
 technology innovation and sales success in the wireless marketplace, Airgo
 Networks, Inc, today announced a True MIMO partnership with Corega K.K.,
 Japan's leading network equipment supplier.  Now shipping in Japan, Corega's
 MIMO router CG-WLBARGM-P and MIMO card CG-WLCB108GM offer the performance and
 reliability of a True MIMO-based product at a price comparable to much lower
 performing non-MIMO devices. The products will also be available across Asia
 and Europe.
     "The demand for better wireless performance -- greater data speed,
 improved coverage area -- is growing rapidly," said Greg Raleigh, president
 and CEO of Airgo Networks. "By creating a True MIMO-powered wireless solution
 at a competitive price Corega and Corega group are bringing best-in-class
 speed, range and reliability to consumers across Europe, Japan and other parts
 of Asia."
     In tests conducted in an actual home comparing Corega's True MIMO-powered
 solutions to other mid-range "enhanced" Wi-Fi products, benchmark results show
 that the CG-WLBARGM-P consistently provides higher throughput and maintains
 high-speed connections in locations where the other products fail to connect.
 In addition to delivering higher performance, Corega's first MIMO product is
 expected to debut well beyond the cost performance points of other "enhanced"
 Wi-Fi solutions.
     "Airgo's True MIMO represents the technology that will take wireless into
 the future," said Sho Katoh, President and CEO of Corega K.K. "Only MIMO
 technology delivered by Airgo possesses the performance characteristics
 suitable for high-value, high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming,
 VoIP and home entertainment networking."
     Airgo is the only company to conceive, develop and deliver MIMO
 OFDM -- the technology at the core of the 802.11n next generation wireless LAN
 standard that sets a new performance standard for Wi-Fi consumers. By
 leveraging multipath, reflections of a radio signal, and transmitting multiple
 signals in a single 20MHz radio channel, Airgo's True MIMO multiplies both
 data rates and reliable coverage area without using additional frequency
 spectrum. True MIMO refers to the specific form of MIMO based on spatial
 multiplexing as defined by all major proposals for the next generation 802.11n
 standard.
 
     About Corega K.K.
     Since its foundation in 1996 in Japan, Corega has anticipated the spread
 of broadband services and the arrival of an advanced network society.  In an
 IT environment that changes rapidly and dramatically due to technology
 innovation, Corega quickly and at reasonable prices provides products that
 meet the needs of the times and continues to move forward as a leading
 supplier of popular wireless LAN equipments and broadband routers.
 
     About Airgo Networks, Inc.
 
     The founders of Airgo Networks have pioneered a wireless communication
 technique known as Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Orthogonal Frequency
 Division Multiplexing (OFDM). A breakthrough in wireless, MIMO OFDM has been
 adopted as the foundation for defining the new IEEE 802.11n standard for next
 generation Wi-Fi(R). Airgo is first-to-market with 802.11a/b/g-compliant MIMO
 enhanced chipset, software and reference design solutions. Now in its third
 generation, Airgo's True MIMO(TM) technology has surpassed the speed of
 wireline connections, enabling the most bandwidth-intensive applications and
 eliminating the need for wires at home, at work, and in public places. Founded
 in January 2001, the company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA.
 Information about Airgo Networks is available at www.airgonetworks.com.
 
     NOTE:  Airgo and the Airgo logo are registered trademarks of Airgo
 Networks, Inc. Airgo Networks, True MIMO, ACE and Wireless Without Limits are
 trademarks of Airgo Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
 their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Airgo Networks, Inc.