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[ August 13, 2003 ]

D-Link To Launch 802.11g+ Products Based On TI Chipset

D-Link Systems, Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. announced that D-Link will launch a new family of 802.11g+ products based on the TI TNETW1130 chipset that delivers up to an 8x improvement over 802.11b average throughputs. The D-Link AirPlus XtremeG+ product line features TI's 802.11g+ technology, which enables high-performance, affordable Wi-Fi devices that are IEEE 802.11g compliant and offer complete interoperability and mixed-mode performance with 802.11b products.

The new D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ product family will deliver high-speed throughput allowing consumers faster e-mailing, Internet downloads and smooth streaming of entertainment applications such as video and audio. TI's TNETW1130 802.11g solution draws on TI's history in providing turbo-modes for increased throughput and superior mixed-mode performance with its 802.11b+ products. The TNETW1130 was one of the first solutions to gain Wi-Fi CERTIFIED status for IEEE 802.11g devices.

"Following the success of our D-Link AirPlus 802.11b+ product line, we are glad to extend our relationship with TI to deliver the D-Link AirPlus G+ 802.11g+ capable products that will help us maintain our Wi-Fi market leadership," said Steven Joe, president of D-Link. "Adding the TI TNETW1130 "G+" technology to our high performance G family of products will allow us to offer the widest scope of 802.11g solutions on the market today."

"D-Link and TI have a history of fueling the 802.11b market with the success they achieved with D-Link's 802.11b+ line last year. The new D-Link 802.11g+ product line will continue that trend by carrying 802.11g to the next level," said Allen Nogee, principal analyst from In-Stat/MDR.

"By choosing TI's 802.11g+ solution, D-Link is able to deliver high throughput so consumers can get more out of their WLANs," said Marc Cetto, general manager of TI's Wireless Networking Business Unit. "TI's 802.11g+ solution is optimized to deliver the highest performance and interoperability in any 802.11g or 802.11b network. We are pleased to add D-Link to the growing list of worldwide customers that have adopted the TNETW1130 for their 802.11g products."

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