PCTEL Launches Lansis(TM) for Home/Mobile Networking

Teams With ADMtek for Integrated LAN/Modem Chipset for Mobile PC Connectivity



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from PCTEL Inc.

    MILPITAS, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- PCTEL Inc. (Nasdaq:   PCTI), a
 leading provider of personal connectivity and Internet access technology, and
 ADMtek Inc., an emerging provider of networking chips, today announced the
 introduction of Lansis(TM), an integrated Fast Ethernet 10/100 modem/HPNA
 solution that is ideal for use in home and mobile networking. Lansis is the
 result of a strategic partnership with ADMtek that combines PCTEL's patented
 Host Signal Processing (HSP) V.90 modem technology with ADMtek's
 highly-integrated LAN ASIC, producing affordable, high-quality, LAN/modem
 solutions that reduce time to market for OEMs and system integrators. PCTEL
 and ADMtek will co-market the combination chips.
     "We are very excited to collaborate with an established leader in modem
 technology like PCTEL," said James Syu, vice president of NIC product
 development at ADMTek. "The combination of ADMtek's advanced Ethernet
 interface with PCTEL's leading modem technology resulted in Lansis, a flexible
 chip combining LAN, modem and HomePNA functions that gives OEMs a viable
 option for reducing component costs while maintaining high levels of
 performance."
     Lansis delivers high-performance multi-function solutions in three
 different bus interface applications. In addition to a modem and a HomePNA
 solution, each application includes a single-chip 10/100 Ethernet Controller
 with PCI, mini-PCI or CardBus interface. Lansis is the most compact,
 power-saving and cost-effective communications solution for laptops and
 notebooks, providing faster connectivity to both packet and telephone
 networks.  As Ethernet 10/100 modems can be used to link multiple PCs in a
 network, Lansis chipsets are a more economical choice with higher integration
 compared to wireless network cards for home and mobile networking.  This
 increased functionality allows manufacturers to offer consumers affordable PCs
 that can handle large data transfers such as video feeds over conventional
 copper phone lines.  LAN/Modem Mini-PCI combo card shipments are forecasted by
 Cahner's In-Stat Group to increase from 6.2 million in 2001 to 18.5 million in
 2004.
     "Our partnership with ADMtek is indicative of PCTEL's continuing effort to
 make affordable, flexible communications solutions more available for consumer
 markets," noted Mark Wilson, PCTEL's vice president of marketing. "We are
 pleased to have formed this alliance which allows us to satisfy OEM needs for
 integrated applications with faster connection speed, exemplified by the
 Lansis product."
 
     Availability:
     Lansis is currently shipping in volume quantities.  Price quotes available
 for OEM quantities.
 
     ABOUT ADMTEK
     Founded in 1997, ADMtek Inc. is an emerging provider of LAN system
 integrated circuits. Its mission is to become the top network system IC design
 firm in Asia supplying its customers with total networking solutions.  ADMtek
 has developed key ICs that have reduced the cost and improved the
 functionality of hubs, switches and network interface cards. Of special note
 are the Pegasus AN986, a high performance USB Ethernet/HomePNA controller, and
 the Centaur-P/C, a PCI/CardBus Fast Ethernet controller.  Based in Taiwan, the
 company also has research centers in San Jose, Calif.  Telephone:
 886-3-578-8879, Fax: 886-3-578-8701. For more information on ADMtek products,
 visit the ADMtek website at http://www.admtek.com .
 
     ABOUT PCTEL
     PCTEL, founded in March 1994, is driving the evolution of innovative,
 cost-effective personal connectivity solutions including analog soft modems,
 digital broadband, home networking, and embedded Internet access technology.
 The company is a market leader and has a wide-ranging and comprehensive
 portfolio of more than 43 broadband and analog communications patents,
 including the key and essential patents for HSP modem technology.  PCTEL
 products are available to PC and data communications equipment manufacturers,
 as well as a variety of vertical market OEMs.  PCTEL is located at 1331
 California Circle, Milpitas, California, 95035.  Telephone: 408-965-2100.
 Fax: 408-895-0178. For more information on PCTEL products, visit the PCTEL
 website at http://www.pctel.com .
 
     Safe Harbor Statement
     This press release contains statements relating to future analog modem
 products of the company that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in
 the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Actual results may
 differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and
 uncertainties.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to;
 demand and market acceptance of the Lansis, the demand and acceptance of
 ADMtek's product, the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and the
 markets addressed by the company's and its customers' products; demand for and
 market acceptance of integrated Ethernet and Internet communications; the
 ability to develop and implement new technologies and to obtain protection for
 the related intellectual property; as well as other risks and uncertainties,
 including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in the company's
 Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements
 are made only as of the date hereof, and the company disclaims any obligation
 to update or revise the information contained in any forward-looking
 statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
 otherwise.
 
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    MILPITAS, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- PCTEL Inc. (Nasdaq:   PCTI), a
 leading provider of personal connectivity and Internet access technology, and
 ADMtek Inc., an emerging provider of networking chips, today announced the
 introduction of Lansis(TM), an integrated Fast Ethernet 10/100 modem/HPNA
 solution that is ideal for use in home and mobile networking. Lansis is the
 result of a strategic partnership with ADMtek that combines PCTEL's patented
 Host Signal Processing (HSP) V.90 modem technology with ADMtek's
 highly-integrated LAN ASIC, producing affordable, high-quality, LAN/modem
 solutions that reduce time to market for OEMs and system integrators. PCTEL
 and ADMtek will co-market the combination chips.
     "We are very excited to collaborate with an established leader in modem
 technology like PCTEL," said James Syu, vice president of NIC product
 development at ADMTek. "The combination of ADMtek's advanced Ethernet
 interface with PCTEL's leading modem technology resulted in Lansis, a flexible
 chip combining LAN, modem and HomePNA functions that gives OEMs a viable
 option for reducing component costs while maintaining high levels of
 performance."
     Lansis delivers high-performance multi-function solutions in three
 different bus interface applications. In addition to a modem and a HomePNA
 solution, each application includes a single-chip 10/100 Ethernet Controller
 with PCI, mini-PCI or CardBus interface. Lansis is the most compact,
 power-saving and cost-effective communications solution for laptops and
 notebooks, providing faster connectivity to both packet and telephone
 networks.  As Ethernet 10/100 modems can be used to link multiple PCs in a
 network, Lansis chipsets are a more economical choice with higher integration
 compared to wireless network cards for home and mobile networking.  This
 increased functionality allows manufacturers to offer consumers affordable PCs
 that can handle large data transfers such as video feeds over conventional
 copper phone lines.  LAN/Modem Mini-PCI combo card shipments are forecasted by
 Cahner's In-Stat Group to increase from 6.2 million in 2001 to 18.5 million in
 2004.
     "Our partnership with ADMtek is indicative of PCTEL's continuing effort to
 make affordable, flexible communications solutions more available for consumer
 markets," noted Mark Wilson, PCTEL's vice president of marketing. "We are
 pleased to have formed this alliance which allows us to satisfy OEM needs for
 integrated applications with faster connection speed, exemplified by the
 Lansis product."
 
     Availability:
     Lansis is currently shipping in volume quantities.  Price quotes available
 for OEM quantities.
 
     ABOUT ADMTEK
     Founded in 1997, ADMtek Inc. is an emerging provider of LAN system
 integrated circuits. Its mission is to become the top network system IC design
 firm in Asia supplying its customers with total networking solutions.  ADMtek
 has developed key ICs that have reduced the cost and improved the
 functionality of hubs, switches and network interface cards. Of special note
 are the Pegasus AN986, a high performance USB Ethernet/HomePNA controller, and
 the Centaur-P/C, a PCI/CardBus Fast Ethernet controller.  Based in Taiwan, the
 company also has research centers in San Jose, Calif.  Telephone:
 886-3-578-8879, Fax: 886-3-578-8701. For more information on ADMtek products,
 visit the ADMtek website at http://www.admtek.com .
 
     ABOUT PCTEL
     PCTEL, founded in March 1994, is driving the evolution of innovative,
 cost-effective personal connectivity solutions including analog soft modems,
 digital broadband, home networking, and embedded Internet access technology.
 The company is a market leader and has a wide-ranging and comprehensive
 portfolio of more than 43 broadband and analog communications patents,
 including the key and essential patents for HSP modem technology.  PCTEL
 products are available to PC and data communications equipment manufacturers,
 as well as a variety of vertical market OEMs.  PCTEL is located at 1331
 California Circle, Milpitas, California, 95035.  Telephone: 408-965-2100.
 Fax: 408-895-0178. For more information on PCTEL products, visit the PCTEL
 website at http://www.pctel.com .
 
     Safe Harbor Statement
     This press release contains statements relating to future analog modem
 products of the company that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in
 the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Actual results may
 differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and
 uncertainties.  These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to;
 demand and market acceptance of the Lansis, the demand and acceptance of
 ADMtek's product, the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and the
 markets addressed by the company's and its customers' products; demand for and
 market acceptance of integrated Ethernet and Internet communications; the
 ability to develop and implement new technologies and to obtain protection for
 the related intellectual property; as well as other risks and uncertainties,
 including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in the company's
 Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements
 are made only as of the date hereof, and the company disclaims any obligation
 to update or revise the information contained in any forward-looking
 statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
 otherwise.
 
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