Gateway Launches 'Connected Home' With AOL, Broadcom and Transmeta

Unveils First Internet Appliance for High-Traffic Home Areas

With Convenient, Easy-to-Use Instant AOL Service



New Gateway Connected Music Player Also Introduced



All New Gateway Appliances and Most New Gateway PCS Now

Network-Enabled With Broadcom HomePNA 2.0 Technology



'Connected Home' Comes to Life in Gateway Country Stores



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Nov 10, 2000, 00:00 ET from Gateway Inc.

    NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Inc. (NYSE:   GTW) and strategic
 allies America Online, Inc. (NYSE:   AOL), Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq:   BRCM)
 and Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq:   TMTA) today unveiled an array of new
 products and services, along with new training capabilities, that promise to
 accelerate the proliferation of new home Internet devices -- adding to the
 PC's convenience and versatility while making the vision of the connected home
 a reality today.
     Starting in late November in most Gateway Country stores nationwide,
 consumers can experience first-hand the new Gateway Connected Touch Pad home
 Internet appliance featuring the new Instant AOL service.  The stores also
 will debut the new Gateway Connected Music Player.  Both can be linked within
 the Gateway Connected Home -- an easy-to-use system that connects PCs and
 other devices in the home at broadband speed to enable a host of new
 capabilities and make the Internet an even more central feature of consumers'
 daily lives.
 
     The Gateway Connected Home brings a variety of new capabilities into the
 home, including:
     -- Accessing the Internet from a variety of devices in addition to the
        PC, extending the medium's convenience into every part of home life;
     -- Taking advantage of a new customized, "instant-on" version of the AOL
        service that connects the consumer to AOL as they turn on the device,
        designed to be used with new appliances that can be located in parts of
        the home where a PC typically is not;
     -- Accessing family members' common calendars, address books and other
        information across multiple devices;
     -- Instantly accessing personalized information like news, investment
        updates and weather forecasts from any room in the house;
     -- Creating a centralized, digital music library that's accessible from
        any room in the house through multiple devices.
 
     Yesterday Gateway also announced a strategic relationship with Broadcom
 Corporation as a key enabler of its Gateway Connected Home system.  Gateway
 already has begun shipping all Gateway Select and Performance consumer desktop
 PCs with Broadcom Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA) 2.0 chipsets as
 standard equipment -- enabling customers to easily and seamlessly connect
 Gateway PCs and Gateway appliances via existing telephone lines in the home at
 broadband speed.
     "People today are embracing a wave of new technology and devices that can
 do more than ever before.  Many of these devices can now access the Internet,
 which has made them incredibly useful," said Jeff Weitzen, Gateway president
 and CEO.  "Linking PCs and other devices to each other throughout the home
 adds a new level of convenience and usefulness.  Gateway and its partners have
 made that possible, and we're delivering it to people in a way that's simple
 and appealing."
 
     Gateway Connected Touch Pad with Instant AOL
     The Gateway Connected Touch Pad featuring the Instant AOL service is a
 compact, easy-to-use touch-screen device offering instant-on access to all of
 AOL's hallmark features including e-mail, instant messaging, the My Calendar
 service and Address Book feature, chat and full Internet access.  The Instant
 AOL service also puts at members' fingertips content that is particularly
 convenient for use in either the kitchen -- like information on home and
 family, recipes and shopping time savers for groceries and gifts -- or the
 family room, such as TV and movie listings and online music.
     The Instant AOL service also offers key "Essentials" available at the
 touch of a button, including a family Notepad, access to Favorite Places,
 Search, the Buddy List(R) feature and more.  Members also have access to AOL's
 20 Channels including House & Home, Kids Only, Parenting and other Channels as
 well as AOL's comprehensive Parental Controls feature.
     The Gateway Connected Touch Pad with Instant AOL is designed for use in
 high-traffic areas of the home -- such as the kitchen or family room -- where
 PCs typically are not located.  The sleek Gateway Touch Pad, which can be set
 on a countertop or mounted beneath kitchen cabinets, can be operated using a
 stylus and touch screen and with a wireless keyboard that includes convenient
 shortcut icons to AOL e-mail, instant messages, Channels and more.  For added
 convenience, the Gateway Connected Touch Pad features a Notepad where family
 members can leave messages for each other during the course of the day.
     The Gateway Connected Touch Pad can be used with either a dial-up
 connection or, when networked with a PC, a broadband Internet connection.
 When linked with other devices in the Gateway Connected Home, it can take
 advantage of simultaneous Internet access from any room in the house.
     Barry Schuler, president of AOL Interactive Services, said:  "Gateway's
 vision of the Connected Home and our 'AOL Anywhere' strategy are based on a
 common realization that consumers are making the Internet more and more
 central to their daily lives, and that they want to access its convenience
 from more places, more frequently.  The Gateway Connected Touch Pad with
 Instant AOL is an important step in meeting our shared commitment to help
 consumers create the next Internet revolution by making the services they rely
 on even more convenient than ever before."
     The Gateway Connected Touch Pad's price is $599.  Price plans for Instant
 AOL service will fit within standard AOL subscription packages.  The Gateway
 Connected Touch Pad with Instant AOL service can be ordered starting Dec. 1
 from Gateway Country stores, 1-800-Gateway or Gateway.com, for shipment by
 approximately Dec. 15 to the customer's home.
     Key technological features of the Gateway Connected Touch Pad are its
 Transmeta Crusoe processor and Netscape's Gecko browsing engine.  The
 appliance also operates on the innovative Mobile Linux operating system and
 Broadcom home networking silicon for improved reliability and lower cost.
 
     Gateway Connected Music Player
     The Gateway Connected Music Player allows family members to listen to
 music files in any room in the house from a common music library on a PC.
     The Gateway Connected Music Player can be connected to the user's stereo
 system or, when paired with powered speakers, it can be used as a stand-alone
 audio player that's easily located in any room in the home.  Users can create
 song playlists organized by title, artist, album or genre.  The device also
 features a convenient remote control.
     Like the Gateway Connected Touch Pad, the Gateway Connected Music Player
 utilizes Broadcom HomePNA 2.0 silicon for connecting to existing phone lines
 in the home, in addition to an Ethernet connection capability.
     It can be ordered for $299 when offered for sale around Dec. 1 in Gateway
 Country stores, through 1-800-Gateway or on Gateway.com, for shipment by
 approximately Dec. 15 to the customer's home.
 
     The Gateway Connected Home
     As part of the Gateway Connected Home, these new products feature the
 ability to be linked to Gateway PCs and other devices in the home at broadband
 speed using existing telephone jacks.  Gateway's new alliance with Broadcom --
 the leader in broadband transmission of voice, audio, video and data over
 existing communications systems -- enables this key feature and creates a
 simple and powerful framework into which additional devices can be integrated.
     The Gateway Connected Home will meet a growing consumer demand for
 Internet ubiquity in the home.  In the recently released AOL/Roper Starch
 Cyberstudy 2000, more than 60 percent of online consumers said they believe
 that every room in their house will be wired to the Internet within 10 years.
 
     Gateway Country Stores
     Making these new products and services easy to evaluate, buy and enjoy is
 the unique role of Gateway Country stores.  Starting next week, most Gateway
 Country stores are providing a customer-friendly buying experience with a
 comprehensive demonstration of the Connected Home's capabilities.  Gateway
 Country stores recently underwent a multi-million dollar retrofit to include
 comprehensive Connected Home demonstration areas.
     When shipment of the new Gateway appliances begins in mid-December,
 Gateway Country stores will be available to provide expert set-up,
 user-focused training and comprehensive support.
     Gateway Country stores make it easy for people to get more use -- and less
 frustration -- out of technology.  Gateway Country stores recently were cited
 by readers of PC World as their favorite place to buy technology products.
 
     The Connected Home in 2001 and Beyond
     In 2001, Gateway plans to introduce new appliances compatible with the
 Gateway Connected Home system as well as Broadcom-enabled adapters that allow
 stereos, TVs and other traditional consumer electronics to benefit from
 connectivity.  In the future the Gateway-Broadcom alliance also plans to
 enable customers to watch digital-quality movies on any TV in their homes from
 a common video library.  Gateway and Broadcom also plan to introduce Internet
 telephony which enables telephone calls from anywhere in the home, plus other
 features and benefits now in development.  Consumers will be able to give each
 phone in their home a unique Internet address, which allows phone-to-phone
 intercom capabilities within the Gateway Connected Home -- all using a single
 phone line.
     Additional Gateway appliances now in development also incorporate Instant
 AOL, Transmeta Crusoe processors, the Netscape Gecko browser and Broadcom
 connectivity features.  In 2001 Gateway will introduce a wireless web pad
 appliance affording instant Internet access from anywhere in the home.
 
     About Gateway
     Gateway (NYSE:   GTW), a Fortune 250 company founded in 1985, focuses on
 building lifelong relationships with consumers and businesses through complete
 technology personalization.  Gateway ranked number one in U.S. consumer PC
 revenue in 1999 (1) and was rated among the top ten best corporate reputations
 in America according to a survey conducted in August of 1999 by Harris
 Interactive and the Reputation Institute and published in The Wall Street
 Journal.  In 1999, Gateway was seventh in total return to shareholders among
 Fortune 500 companies and tenth in total shareholder returns over the past
 five years. (2) Gateway employees worldwide provide clients with services and
 built-to-order computers that consistently win top awards from leading
 industry publications.  Gateway had total global revenue of $8.65 billion in
 1999.  For more information, visit our Web site at www.gateway.com.
 
     (1) According to GartnerGroup/Dataquest US PC Quarterly statistics.
     (2) According to Fortune Magazine, April 17, 2000.
 
     About America Online, Inc.
     Founded in 1985, America Online, Inc. is the world's leader in interactive
 services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.
 
     About Broadcom Corporation
     Broadcom Corporation is the leading provider of highly integrated silicon
 solutions that enable broadband digital transmission of voice, video, and
 data.  Using proprietary technologies and advanced design methodologies, the
 company designs, develops and supplies integrated circuits for a number of the
 most significant broadband communications markets, including the markets for
 cable set-top boxes, cable modems, high-speed local, metropolitan and wide
 area networks, home networking, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), carrier
 access, residential broadband gateways, direct broadcast satellite and
 terrestrial digital broadcast, optical networking, digital subscriber lines
 (xDSL) and wireless communications.  Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine,
 Calif., and can be contacted at 949-450-8700 or at www.broadcom.com.
 
     About Transmeta Corporation
     Founded in 1995, Transmeta is a public company based in Santa Clara,
 California. Transmeta develops, in concert with its OEM customers, platform
 solutions for the Mobile Internet Computing market. Transmeta markets and
 sells the Crusoe processor solution as the engine for a new class of
 computers.
     Crusoe is built to run the large installed base of PC software
 applications with high performance and longer battery life.
 
     To learn more about Transmeta, visit www.transmeta.com.
 
 

SOURCE Gateway Inc.
    NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Inc. (NYSE:   GTW) and strategic
 allies America Online, Inc. (NYSE:   AOL), Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq:   BRCM)
 and Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq:   TMTA) today unveiled an array of new
 products and services, along with new training capabilities, that promise to
 accelerate the proliferation of new home Internet devices -- adding to the
 PC's convenience and versatility while making the vision of the connected home
 a reality today.
     Starting in late November in most Gateway Country stores nationwide,
 consumers can experience first-hand the new Gateway Connected Touch Pad home
 Internet appliance featuring the new Instant AOL service.  The stores also
 will debut the new Gateway Connected Music Player.  Both can be linked within
 the Gateway Connected Home -- an easy-to-use system that connects PCs and
 other devices in the home at broadband speed to enable a host of new
 capabilities and make the Internet an even more central feature of consumers'
 daily lives.
 
     The Gateway Connected Home brings a variety of new capabilities into the
 home, including:
     -- Accessing the Internet from a variety of devices in addition to the
        PC, extending the medium's convenience into every part of home life;
     -- Taking advantage of a new customized, "instant-on" version of the AOL
        service that connects the consumer to AOL as they turn on the device,
        designed to be used with new appliances that can be located in parts of
        the home where a PC typically is not;
     -- Accessing family members' common calendars, address books and other
        information across multiple devices;
     -- Instantly accessing personalized information like news, investment
        updates and weather forecasts from any room in the house;
     -- Creating a centralized, digital music library that's accessible from
        any room in the house through multiple devices.
 
     Yesterday Gateway also announced a strategic relationship with Broadcom
 Corporation as a key enabler of its Gateway Connected Home system.  Gateway
 already has begun shipping all Gateway Select and Performance consumer desktop
 PCs with Broadcom Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA) 2.0 chipsets as
 standard equipment -- enabling customers to easily and seamlessly connect
 Gateway PCs and Gateway appliances via existing telephone lines in the home at
 broadband speed.
     "People today are embracing a wave of new technology and devices that can
 do more than ever before.  Many of these devices can now access the Internet,
 which has made them incredibly useful," said Jeff Weitzen, Gateway president
 and CEO.  "Linking PCs and other devices to each other throughout the home
 adds a new level of convenience and usefulness.  Gateway and its partners have
 made that possible, and we're delivering it to people in a way that's simple
 and appealing."
 
     Gateway Connected Touch Pad with Instant AOL
     The Gateway Connected Touch Pad featuring the Instant AOL service is a
 compact, easy-to-use touch-screen device offering instant-on access to all of
 AOL's hallmark features including e-mail, instant messaging, the My Calendar
 service and Address Book feature, chat and full Internet access.  The Instant
 AOL service also puts at members' fingertips content that is particularly
 convenient for use in either the kitchen -- like information on home and
 family, recipes and shopping time savers for groceries and gifts -- or the
 family room, such as TV and movie listings and online music.
     The Instant AOL service also offers key "Essentials" available at the
 touch of a button, including a family Notepad, access to Favorite Places,
 Search, the Buddy List(R) feature and more.  Members also have access to AOL's
 20 Channels including House & Home, Kids Only, Parenting and other Channels as
 well as AOL's comprehensive Parental Controls feature.
     The Gateway Connected Touch Pad with Instant AOL is designed for use in
 high-traffic areas of the home -- such as the kitchen or family room -- where
 PCs typically are not located.  The sleek Gateway Touch Pad, which can be set
 on a countertop or mounted beneath kitchen cabinets, can be operated using a
 stylus and touch screen and with a wireless keyboard that includes convenient
 shortcut icons to AOL e-mail, instant messages, Channels and more.  For added
 convenience, the Gateway Connected Touch Pad features a Notepad where family
 members can leave messages for each other during the course of the day.
     The Gateway Connected Touch Pad can be used with either a dial-up
 connection or, when networked with a PC, a broadband Internet connection.
 When linked with other devices in the Gateway Connected Home, it can take
 advantage of simultaneous Internet access from any room in the house.
     Barry Schuler, president of AOL Interactive Services, said:  "Gateway's
 vision of the Connected Home and our 'AOL Anywhere' strategy are based on a
 common realization that consumers are making the Internet more and more
 central to their daily lives, and that they want to access its convenience
 from more places, more frequently.  The Gateway Connected Touch Pad with
 Instant AOL is an important step in meeting our shared commitment to help
 consumers create the next Internet revolution by making the services they rely
 on even more convenient than ever before."
     The Gateway Connected Touch Pad's price is $599.  Price plans for Instant
 AOL service will fit within standard AOL subscription packages.  The Gateway
 Connected Touch Pad with Instant AOL service can be ordered starting Dec. 1
 from Gateway Country stores, 1-800-Gateway or Gateway.com, for shipment by
 approximately Dec. 15 to the customer's home.
     Key technological features of the Gateway Connected Touch Pad are its
 Transmeta Crusoe processor and Netscape's Gecko browsing engine.  The
 appliance also operates on the innovative Mobile Linux operating system and
 Broadcom home networking silicon for improved reliability and lower cost.
 
     Gateway Connected Music Player
     The Gateway Connected Music Player allows family members to listen to
 music files in any room in the house from a common music library on a PC.
     The Gateway Connected Music Player can be connected to the user's stereo
 system or, when paired with powered speakers, it can be used as a stand-alone
 audio player that's easily located in any room in the home.  Users can create
 song playlists organized by title, artist, album or genre.  The device also
 features a convenient remote control.
     Like the Gateway Connected Touch Pad, the Gateway Connected Music Player
 utilizes Broadcom HomePNA 2.0 silicon for connecting to existing phone lines
 in the home, in addition to an Ethernet connection capability.
     It can be ordered for $299 when offered for sale around Dec. 1 in Gateway
 Country stores, through 1-800-Gateway or on Gateway.com, for shipment by
 approximately Dec. 15 to the customer's home.
 
     The Gateway Connected Home
     As part of the Gateway Connected Home, these new products feature the
 ability to be linked to Gateway PCs and other devices in the home at broadband
 speed using existing telephone jacks.  Gateway's new alliance with Broadcom --
 the leader in broadband transmission of voice, audio, video and data over
 existing communications systems -- enables this key feature and creates a
 simple and powerful framework into which additional devices can be integrated.
     The Gateway Connected Home will meet a growing consumer demand for
 Internet ubiquity in the home.  In the recently released AOL/Roper Starch
 Cyberstudy 2000, more than 60 percent of online consumers said they believe
 that every room in their house will be wired to the Internet within 10 years.
 
     Gateway Country Stores
     Making these new products and services easy to evaluate, buy and enjoy is
 the unique role of Gateway Country stores.  Starting next week, most Gateway
 Country stores are providing a customer-friendly buying experience with a
 comprehensive demonstration of the Connected Home's capabilities.  Gateway
 Country stores recently underwent a multi-million dollar retrofit to include
 comprehensive Connected Home demonstration areas.
     When shipment of the new Gateway appliances begins in mid-December,
 Gateway Country stores will be available to provide expert set-up,
 user-focused training and comprehensive support.
     Gateway Country stores make it easy for people to get more use -- and less
 frustration -- out of technology.  Gateway Country stores recently were cited
 by readers of PC World as their favorite place to buy technology products.
 
     The Connected Home in 2001 and Beyond
     In 2001, Gateway plans to introduce new appliances compatible with the
 Gateway Connected Home system as well as Broadcom-enabled adapters that allow
 stereos, TVs and other traditional consumer electronics to benefit from
 connectivity.  In the future the Gateway-Broadcom alliance also plans to
 enable customers to watch digital-quality movies on any TV in their homes from
 a common video library.  Gateway and Broadcom also plan to introduce Internet
 telephony which enables telephone calls from anywhere in the home, plus other
 features and benefits now in development.  Consumers will be able to give each
 phone in their home a unique Internet address, which allows phone-to-phone
 intercom capabilities within the Gateway Connected Home -- all using a single
 phone line.
     Additional Gateway appliances now in development also incorporate Instant
 AOL, Transmeta Crusoe processors, the Netscape Gecko browser and Broadcom
 connectivity features.  In 2001 Gateway will introduce a wireless web pad
 appliance affording instant Internet access from anywhere in the home.
 
     About Gateway
     Gateway (NYSE:   GTW), a Fortune 250 company founded in 1985, focuses on
 building lifelong relationships with consumers and businesses through complete
 technology personalization.  Gateway ranked number one in U.S. consumer PC
 revenue in 1999 (1) and was rated among the top ten best corporate reputations
 in America according to a survey conducted in August of 1999 by Harris
 Interactive and the Reputation Institute and published in The Wall Street
 Journal.  In 1999, Gateway was seventh in total return to shareholders among
 Fortune 500 companies and tenth in total shareholder returns over the past
 five years. (2) Gateway employees worldwide provide clients with services and
 built-to-order computers that consistently win top awards from leading
 industry publications.  Gateway had total global revenue of $8.65 billion in
 1999.  For more information, visit our Web site at www.gateway.com.
 
     (1) According to GartnerGroup/Dataquest US PC Quarterly statistics.
     (2) According to Fortune Magazine, April 17, 2000.
 
     About America Online, Inc.
     Founded in 1985, America Online, Inc. is the world's leader in interactive
 services, Web brands, Internet technologies and e-commerce services.
 
     About Broadcom Corporation
     Broadcom Corporation is the leading provider of highly integrated silicon
 solutions that enable broadband digital transmission of voice, video, and
 data.  Using proprietary technologies and advanced design methodologies, the
 company designs, develops and supplies integrated circuits for a number of the
 most significant broadband communications markets, including the markets for
 cable set-top boxes, cable modems, high-speed local, metropolitan and wide
 area networks, home networking, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), carrier
 access, residential broadband gateways, direct broadcast satellite and
 terrestrial digital broadcast, optical networking, digital subscriber lines
 (xDSL) and wireless communications.  Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine,
 Calif., and can be contacted at 949-450-8700 or at www.broadcom.com.
 
     About Transmeta Corporation
     Founded in 1995, Transmeta is a public company based in Santa Clara,
 California. Transmeta develops, in concert with its OEM customers, platform
 solutions for the Mobile Internet Computing market. Transmeta markets and
 sells the Crusoe processor solution as the engine for a new class of
 computers.
     Crusoe is built to run the large installed base of PC software
 applications with high performance and longer battery life.
 
     To learn more about Transmeta, visit www.transmeta.com.
 
 SOURCE  Gateway Inc.