Haier Demonstrated High-Definition Television Integrated With Metalink's 802.11n WLANPlus at SINOCES

Metalink's WLANPlus Enables the Wireless Distribution of HD Video Streaming

With Wireline Quality Throughout the Home

Jul 10, 2006, 01:00 ET from Metalink Ltd

    QINGDAO, China, and YAKUM, Israel, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
 Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ:   MTLK), a provider of high-performance wireless and
 wireline broadband communication silicon solutions, today announced that it
 successfully demonstrated the integration of its WLANPlus(TM) 802.11n-draft
 compliant chip-set into Haier's high definition television sets at the
 SINOCES show in Qingdao, China, from July 7th-10th, 2006. Haier Corporation
 is the world's fourth largest home appliance manufacturer and the leading
 Chinese manufacturer of household electrical appliances. The joint
 demonstration featured the use of a WLANPlus-based wireless network to
 deliver multiple high-definition video streams to Haier HDTVs placed in
 different rooms, simulating a home environment.
     Metalink's WLANPlus, an 802.11n-draft compliant chip-set family, is
 optimized to address the needs of the consumer electronics market.
 Featuring full support for the demanding optional specifications of the
 802.11n-draft standard, Metalink's WLANPlus technology was designed to be a
 key enabler of high-definition video streaming applications throughout the
 home for a broad range of products such as Residential Gateways, DTV, HDTV,
 Set-Top Boxes, Media Adaptors and Digital Video Recorders (DVR).
     Haier is now working with Metalink to incorporate its WLANPlus
 technology into Haier's next-generation television sets, DVRs, DVDs and
 other consumer electronics products.
     "By integrating Haier and Metalink technologies, we have become the
 first to achieve the 'holy grail' of our industry -- wireless delivery of
 multiple HDTV streams to TV sets throughout the home at wireline quality,"
 said Patrick Tam, Metalink's director of sales. "We are proud to join this
 world-leading company in establishing a new industry standard, an
 achievement which secures the leadership position of both companies in the
 home entertainment arena."
     About SINOCES
     As the most influential and potential professional fair in consumer
 electronics industry in China, SINOCES serves as a window for consumer
 electronics companies to show their new products and new technologies, as
 well as an excellent platform for the companies to model their name brands
 and spread their images.
     Under the theme of "3C Convergence & Seamless Life", SINOCES influxes
 the most advanced consumer electronics technology, the most progressive
 consumer electronics products, and the most well-known top consumer
 electronics companies, in order to set up a perfect platform for products
 exhibition and technology exchanges for domestic and overseas exhibitors.
 In particular, the successful cooperation between SINOCES and CES, the
 world largest consumer electronics show, which promotes its reputation and
 impact greatly, further strengthens its status in consumer electronics
 industry in China even in Asia, and takes an active influence to the
 development of consumer electronics industry globally.
     The 2005 SINOCES totaled an area of 26500 square meters, and over had
 310 companies participant. The great fair has attracted 41,000 specialized
 visitors, including more than 4000 overseas purchasers. Many world top 500
 companies and lots of distinguished consumer electronics name brands from
 China and abroad were invited to present. Purchasers of the exhibition
 covered large-chain consumer electronics companies, well-known top
 enterprises, high-level consumer electronics industry managers, and
 transnational purchasers, nearly all over the world. For more information
 please visit: http://www.sinoces.com/
     About Metalink
     Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ:   MTLK) is a leading provider of high performance
 wireless and wireline broadband communication silicon solutions. Metalink's
 WLAN and DSL technologies are designed to enable true broadband
 connectivity in every home, and its products revolutionize the broadband
 experience by facilitating the convergence of telecommunication, networking
 and entertainment.
     Metalink aims to redefine the home broadband experience by introducing
 WLANPlus(TM) - a high-throughput wireless LAN technology, 5-10 times faster
 than currently available wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g technologies. Featuring
 MIMO technology adopted by the 802.11n draft standardization, WLANPlus
 enables room-to-room networking of multiple high-definition video streams.
     WLANPlus has already been adopted by major consumer electronics
 semiconductor companies, and has also been designed into advanced products
 by worldwide leading manufacturers.
     Metalink's DSL products offer service providers a cost-effective
 network upgrade to support triple-play services. Using Metalink's VDSL
 technologies operators can deliver fiber-like speeds over existing copper
 infrastructure. Metalink's chipsets are deployed in millions of DSL lines
 by leading service providers worldwide.
     Metalink is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Yakum,
 Israel. The company has subsidiaries in Atlanta (US), South Korea, and
 Japan as well as offices in China. Further information is available at
     About WLANPlus(tm)
     The WLANPlus family consists of the company's MtW8170 baseband device
 and the MtW8150 radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC). A combination of
 features enables Metalink's WLANPlus family to deliver multiple HDTV
 streams to any location within a radius of 100 feet, while maintaining full
 QoS performance. Innovative packet-aggregation techniques boost media
 access control (MAC) efficiency with double the effective throughput of
 other solutions. The inclusion of 2x3 real Multiple-In Multiple-Out (real
 MIMO) technology further improves throughput and QoS, and the use of
 sophisticated channel-bonding and antenna-loading techniques in the 5 GHz
 frequency band provide critical additional video-distribution performance.
     The WLANPlus chipset also includes a full implementation of an
 integrated lower and upper MAC, reducing dramatically the required
 processing power and memory allocation from the host application processor.
 This simplifies the integration with consumer electronics devices and
 reduces the total product cost. Additionally, Advanced Low Density Parity
 Check (LDPC) forward error-correction (FEC) coding significantly boosts
 coverage range and signal robustness as compared to previous approaches.
 The chipset also fully supports 802.11i security features and the 802.11e
 QoS standard, both of which are critical for high-priority voice and video
     This press release contains "forward looking" information within the
 meaning of the United States securities laws that involve risks and
 uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
 those in the forward looking statements. Additional factors that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking
 statements are set forth from time to time in Metalink's filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission, including Metalink's Annual Report in
 Form F-20. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on
 forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to
 republish or revise forward-looking statements to reflect events or
 circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrences of
 unanticipated events. The Company cannot guarantee future results, events,
 and levels of activity, performance, or achievements.
     Mor Abraham
     Marketing Communications Manager
     Metalink Ltd.
     Tel: +972-9-9605406
     Fax: +972-9-9605544
     Yongxin Chi
     Haier Corporation
     Tel: +86-532-88938539
     Fax: +86-532-88938576

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