San Jose, Calif. - April 25, 2002- Parthus Technologies (Nasdaq:
PRTH, LSE: PRH), a leading provider of platform-level intellectual
property targeting the mobile Internet, and Telematix Corporation, a
leading provider of multi-protocol wireless networking technology, today
announced a strategic partnership to develop and market wireless
networking intellectual property for the 802.11 WLAN market.
As part of the partnership, Parthus will exploit Telematix' unique
packet processing technology, called PacketGenie™, which has been
optimised for IEEE 802.11 multi-protocol wireless networking applications.
Leveraging PacketGenie™ greatly reduces the chip size and power
dissipation of 802.11 Integrated Circuits.
Kevin Fielding, president of Parthus said; "Telematix' PacketGenie™
technology offers compelling advantages in being able to offer
multi-protocol wireless solution, such as 802.11g and Hyper-LAN, with a
fraction of silicon size and power dissipation of existing approaches. We
are pleased to leverage this technology which we believe will be key in
Parthus establishing leadership in the 802.11 W-LAN market, building on
our number one position in Bluetooth W-LAN."
Raheel Khan, CEO of Telematix Corporation said; "We are very excited
about our strategic partnership with Parthus Technologies. Parthus not
only provides Telematix with global reach, but we believe their market
leadership in Bluetooth and GPS IP will hasten the establishment of
PacketGenie™ as the bench-mark solution for WLAN IP technology."
802.11 is a family of specifications for wireless local area networks
(WLANs) developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE). There are currently three specifications in
the family: 802.11, 802.11a and 802.11b. The most recently proposed
standard, 802.11g (which will be added late this year), offers wireless
transmission in the 2.4 GHz ISM band at data rates up to 54 megabits per
second (Mbps) compared with the 11 megabits per second of the 802.11b
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Telematix Corporation is a leading developer of secure,
high-performance and robust multi-protocol technology for wired and
wireless communication applications. Telematix's initial products are
focused on wireless local area networking for the home and enterprise
markets. Telematix is driving the evolution of next generation WLAN
technologies by extending the range of wireless networks while maintaining
an unsurpassed level of link reliability. Telematix's technology makes it
possible to use unlicensed band wireless technology to simultaneously
deliver voice, video and data to multiple clients within a single
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