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."
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/
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
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
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.
Marketing Communications Manager
SOURCE Metalink Ltd