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Ralink’s Wireless Innovations at Heart of Several Breakthrough Display, HD Streaming, and Peer-to-Peer Offerings from Leading Consumer Electronics Makers

Mon, 01/03/2011 - 6:34am
LAS VEGAS -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ralink Technology Corporation will demonstrate its latest wireless technologies, connectivity devices and applications at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ralink’s demonstrations will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton, Hospitality Room #28-115.

With design wins at 3 of the 5 largest Blu-ray makers, the 2 largest HDTV makers and Europe’s largest pay television channel service provider, Ralink’s demonstrations represent the nexus of wireless connectivity and the new era of connected consumer electronics.

According to In-Stat’s WLAN market forecast, the global Wi-Fi market will reach 1.9 billion units in 2015, implying a Wi-Fi attach rate approaching 50 percent for all electronic devices. For some media centric devices such as Blu-ray players and game consoles, In-Stat predicts a 36 percent and 100 percent Wi-Fi attach rate respectively.

“With 802.11n Wi-Fi emerging as the high speed wireless connectivity technology of choice, Ralink has delivered ever faster, more capable, lower power, and more affordable solutions,” said David Borison, vice president of marketing for Ralink Technology. “Our focus on superior product performance and cost effective price points has enabled us to capture significant market share in the consumer electronics industry during 2010, including a projected 35 percent market share in the Wi-Fi Blu-ray player sector during 2011. We are proud to display the current and future fruits of these efforts at the world’s preeminent consumer electronics show.”

Ralink will be showcasing some of the industry’s highest performing, commercially available peer-to-peer wireless connectivity and video streaming technologies. These include specialty chipsets tailored to the new generation of connected digital devices featuring Wi-Di capability to push content from PCs to TVs, the world’s first PC-centric 1x1 802.11n Wi-Fi combined with Bluetooth 3.0+HS on a single chip, and 3x3 MIMO solutions with OptiLinkTM technology for flawless transmission of high definition video throughout the home. Ralink will also exhibit a variety of its new industry-leading chips that deliver unprecedented levels of miniaturization, integration and power utilization.

Ralink’s CES demonstration suite will offer a look into the future of wireless connectivity including:

* Next-generation Wireless Display solutions using Ralink’s RT3572 dual-band 2x2 802.11n chip

* Wireless Blu-Ray players featuring embedded Ralink 802.11n chips

* Wireless peer-to-peer connectivity solutions featuring RT3290, the world’s only commercially available single-chip 802.11n+Bluetooth 3.0 for mobile computers

* Video-over-WiFi solutions based on Ralink’s RT3883 3x3 802.11n SoC with OptiLinkTM technology

* A variety of customer solutions that feature embedded Ralink Wi-Fi chips including eReaders, Femtocells, 3G routers, cable modems, Internet radios, and other consumer electronics solutions.

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