BoardB Airgo MIMO Gen3 Chipset

Airgo Networks announced its third generation True MIMO chipset with support
for data rates up to 240Mbps. For the first time consumers will be able to
experience faster-than-wired speeds over a wireless network – and almost three
times the speed of other premium wireless technologies on the market today. This
next generation of True MIMO is currently sampling to select partners, with
retail product availability expected by late Q4, 2005.

BoardB Airgo MIMO Gen3 Chipset

Airgo Networks, Inc., pioneer and world leader in high performance wireless
technology, today announced its third generation True MIMO chipset with support
for data rates up to 240Mbps. For the first time consumers will be able to
experience faster-than-wired speeds over a wireless network – and almost three
times the speed of other premium wireless technologies on the market today. This
next generation of True MIMO is currently sampling to select partners, with
retail product availability expected by late Q4, 2005.

Airgo’s new chipset now provides the speed and reliability necessary to enable
content, such as media-rich Internet, large files, video, IPTV, music, photos
and games, to be distributed across a wireless network without compromises in
performance while remaining 100% compatible with 802.11b, 11g and 11a Wi-Fi.
Offering faster connection speeds than 10/100 Ethernet, it eliminates the need
for unsightly and inflexible wired connections between devices in the home, such
as routers, laptops, PCs, set-top boxes, consoles and TVs. For enterprises,
Airgo’s third generation technology finally makes the wire-free office a
reality.

"When MIMO was first unveiled it reversed over 100 years of scientific thinking
by harnessing natural radio wave distortions, which were previously perceived as
interference, to deliver dramatically increased speed, range and reliability,"
said Greg Raleigh, President and CEO of Airgo Networks. "With True MIMO Gen3
technology our team has achieved a scientific milestone by proving that wireless
can surpass wired speeds."

Like its earlier generation products, Airgo’s third generation chipset is based
on MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output), the "spatial multiplexing" technology
invented by Airgo’s founders and now the widely recognized foundation for future
wireless products.

"The emergence and mass adoption of MIMO-enhanced 802.11a/b/g marks the
ascendance of wireless as the preeminent networking technology," said Craig
Mathias, a principal with the wireless and mobile advisory firm Farpoint Group
(Ashland, MA). "The ability for wireless to surpass the speed, range and
reliability of wired networking is the key to making the wire-free office and
digital home a reality, and will usher in a host of powerful new applications in
the home entertainment and wireless communications markets."

Airgo’s first and second generation MIMO technology is currently shipping in a
wide range of products from companies including Belkin, Buffalo, Linksys,
Netgear, Planex, Samsung, Smartvue and SOHOware. The third generation technology
is expected to ship in routers, laptops and other devices by late Q4 2005.

Real-world tests show that Airgo’s third generation True MIMO provides actual
TCP/IP throughput of over 120Mbps with uncompressed traffic, surpassing the
performance of wired 100BaseT Ethernet. In addition, Airgo’s True MIMO Gen3
chipset features a single chip with two complete radios fully integrated to
achieve further aggressive board-level integration, which has resulted in a 15%
reduction in the overall Bill of Material (BOM) cost and a 20% reduction in
power consumption.