Metalink To Demonstrate Streaming HDTV Over Wireless Home Networks at The Wireless Event In London

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

    YAKUM, Israel, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ:  
 MTLK), a provider of high-performance wireless and wireline broadband
 communication silicon solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate
 its WLANPlus(TM) chipset, a technology based on the emerging 802.11n
 standard, with unique capabilities for wireless multimedia distribution, at
 The Wireless Event in London, May 17-18, at booth #1020.
     The demonstrations will feature the delivery of high-definition
 television (HDTV) over wireless LAN, at wire line quality, using Metalink's
 WLANPlus technology. WLANPlus is an advanced Wireless Local Area Networking
 (WLAN) technology, designed to enable high-throughput, rich-content,
 quality-critical applications. Targeted at the emerging 802.11n standard,
 WLANPlus introduces a significant increase in WLAN throughput and range
 over 802.11a or 802.11g. WLANPlus addresses the growing need for wireless
 A/V streaming and high-speed data. Exhibiting breakthrough data rates in
 true indoor environments, WLANPlus is suitable for products and services
 that require guaranteed performance and large bandwidth, while supporting
 WiFi legacy interoperability. This solution provides an optimal
 high-throughput wireless interface for various consumer electronics
 products such as Residential Gateways, DTV, HDTV, Set Top Boxes, Media
 Adaptors and Digital Video Recorders (DVR).
     "Our recent research indicates that in 2007, driven by the adoption of
 the 802.11n standard, Wi-Fi chipsets will be widely used by consumer
 electronics manufacturers for products such as HDTV displays and DVRs,"
 said Philip Solis, senior analyst at ABI Research. "We expect the number of
 Wi-Fi ICs sold into consumer electronics to grow from 6.6 million units in
 2004 to over 70 million units in 2007."
     About The Wireless Event
     The Wireless Event, now in its fourth year, is the world's biggest
 wireless broadband show. Every year, thousands of enterprise IT buyers
 mingle with the Who's Who of Wi-Fi, wireless broadband, VoIP and 3G data in
 an exciting, content-driven format. This is the world's largest wireless
 and convergence exhibition, with over 100 exhibitors, two executive
 conferences for service providers and six specialised seminars for
 end-users. For more information please visit:
 http://www.myworldofexpo.com/rockmedia/show_home11.asp
     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
 services.
     About Metalink
     Metalink Broadband (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 standardization, WLANPlus enables
 room-to-room networking of multiple high-definition video streams.
     Metalink's DSL products offer service providers a cost-effective
 network upgrade to support triple-play services. Using Metalink's
 innovative 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
 http://www.metalinkbb.com
     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.
     Contact:
     Mor Abraham
     Marketing Communications Manager
     Metalink Ltd.
     Tel: +972-9-9605406
     Fax: +972-9-9605544
     amor@metalinkbb.com
 
 

SOURCE Metalink Ltd
    YAKUM, Israel, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ:  
 MTLK), a provider of high-performance wireless and wireline broadband
 communication silicon solutions, today announced that it will demonstrate
 its WLANPlus(TM) chipset, a technology based on the emerging 802.11n
 standard, with unique capabilities for wireless multimedia distribution, at
 The Wireless Event in London, May 17-18, at booth #1020.
     The demonstrations will feature the delivery of high-definition
 television (HDTV) over wireless LAN, at wire line quality, using Metalink's
 WLANPlus technology. WLANPlus is an advanced Wireless Local Area Networking
 (WLAN) technology, designed to enable high-throughput, rich-content,
 quality-critical applications. Targeted at the emerging 802.11n standard,
 WLANPlus introduces a significant increase in WLAN throughput and range
 over 802.11a or 802.11g. WLANPlus addresses the growing need for wireless
 A/V streaming and high-speed data. Exhibiting breakthrough data rates in
 true indoor environments, WLANPlus is suitable for products and services
 that require guaranteed performance and large bandwidth, while supporting
 WiFi legacy interoperability. This solution provides an optimal
 high-throughput wireless interface for various consumer electronics
 products such as Residential Gateways, DTV, HDTV, Set Top Boxes, Media
 Adaptors and Digital Video Recorders (DVR).
     "Our recent research indicates that in 2007, driven by the adoption of
 the 802.11n standard, Wi-Fi chipsets will be widely used by consumer
 electronics manufacturers for products such as HDTV displays and DVRs,"
 said Philip Solis, senior analyst at ABI Research. "We expect the number of
 Wi-Fi ICs sold into consumer electronics to grow from 6.6 million units in
 2004 to over 70 million units in 2007."
     About The Wireless Event
     The Wireless Event, now in its fourth year, is the world's biggest
 wireless broadband show. Every year, thousands of enterprise IT buyers
 mingle with the Who's Who of Wi-Fi, wireless broadband, VoIP and 3G data in
 an exciting, content-driven format. This is the world's largest wireless
 and convergence exhibition, with over 100 exhibitors, two executive
 conferences for service providers and six specialised seminars for
 end-users. For more information please visit:
 http://www.myworldofexpo.com/rockmedia/show_home11.asp
     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
 services.
     About Metalink
     Metalink Broadband (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 standardization, WLANPlus enables
 room-to-room networking of multiple high-definition video streams.
     Metalink's DSL products offer service providers a cost-effective
 network upgrade to support triple-play services. Using Metalink's
 innovative 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
 http://www.metalinkbb.com
     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.
     Contact:
     Mor Abraham
     Marketing Communications Manager
     Metalink Ltd.
     Tel: +972-9-9605406
     Fax: +972-9-9605544
     amor@metalinkbb.com
 
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