Airgo Partners With STMicroelectronics to Develop First MIMO Wireless Set-Top Box Reference Design

Airgo's True MIMO Media(TM) Gen3 Technology to Be Integrated into

STMicroelectronics' STx7100 Platform as a Turnkey Solution, Enabling Video

Content to Be Streamed Wirelessly Around the Home

May 30, 2006, 01:00 ET from Airgo Networks, Inc.

    ANGACable, COLOGNE, Germany, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Airgo Networks,
 Inc., pioneer and leader in high performance wireless technology, today
 announced it is teaming up with the world leader in set-top box (STB) ICs,
 STMicroelectronics (NYSE:   STM), to enable STBs to distribute rich media
 content to TVs and other devices around the home wirelessly.
     STMicroelectronics' products are currently found in the majority of
 cable, satellite, terrestrial and Personal Video Recorder (PVR) STBs
 available on the market today. Airgo's True MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple
 Output) Media technology, capable of 240 Mbps which enables even faster
 speeds than a wired connection to deliver a flawless multimedia experience,
 will power STMicroelectronics' latest generation of wireless-capable STB
     STBs featuring True MIMO Media technology will be able to stream live
 TV and movies, including high definition content, throughout a home --
 enough to ensure a viewer experience similar to watching content on a TV
 directly wired to the STB. This will allow viewers to, for example, record
 a live TV show on the PVR in their living room, then pause and watch the
 program from the bedroom. No cables are needed to connect each networked
 device, making set-up significantly easier and removing the need to drill
 holes through walls, run wires under the carpet or pay for a professional
 installation. Additionally, any STB in the home powered with
 STMicroelectronics chipsets can now access PC media content wirelessly.
     "Wireless offers consumers much greater convenience and eliminates
 expensive support and installation costs that are currently preventing
 service providers from fully distributing video content around the home,"
 said Christos Lagomichos, corporate vice president and home entertainment
 group general manager of STMicroelectronics. "Airgo was a natural choice of
 partner since it has consistently led the field in developing wireless
 technologies for home networking that offer superior speed, range and
     "Airgo and STMicroelectronics' reference design is the first wireless
 STB solution that provides the foundation of the digital home by delivering
 reliable high definition streaming to replace cables and deliver internet
 content to TVs and displays," said Greg Raleigh, president and CEO of Airgo
 Networks. "Moreover, we are enabling the convergence of other high value
 digital services such as VoIP, gaming and intensive data applications.
 Airgo believes its partnership with STMicroelectronics, the leading
 provider of chipsets to the STB market, will drive the creation of more
 powerful, feature-rich and high-performance wireless home entertainment
 networks that will firmly lend competitive advantage to service providers."
     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
     NOTE: Airgo and the Airgo logo are registered trademarks of Airgo
 Networks, Inc. Airgo Networks, True MIMO, All other trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Airgo Networks, Inc.