TI Chipset Improves D-Link 802.11g+ Products by 8x

8/7/2003 - D-Link Systems, Inc. and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) 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 IEEE 802.11g compliant and offer complete interoperability and mixed-mode performance with 802.11b products.

"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 Systems, Inc. "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."

The new D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ product family will deliver high-speed throughput allowing consumers faster emailing, Internet downloads and smooth streaming of entertainment applications such as video and audio. Targeted for European and Asian distribution, it will be available in late third quarter of 2003.

"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.

TIs TNETW1130 802.11g solution draws on TIs 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.

"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."

The D-Link AirPlus XtremeG+ product line includes the D-Link DWL-G2000AP, a 2.4GHz 802.11g compliant Wireless Access Point that is easily setup and managed through a convenient web-based interface; the D-Link DWL-G650+ 2.4GHz 802.11g compliant 32-bit Wireless CardBus Adapter for 802.11g+ mobility in laptop computers; and the D-Link DWL-G520+ 2.4GHz 802.11g compliant 32-bit Wireless PCI Adapter that installs easily into desktop computers. The D-Link AirPlus XtremeG+ products will be available late Q3 2003 to D-Link's European and Asian markets.

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