Realtek-Based Cables To Go Wireless USB to VGA Kit Wins CES Innovation Award

2009/01/08 Cables To Go kit based on Realtek reference design receives prestigious industry award

HSINCHU, Taiwan and IRVINE, Calif. – January 8, 2009 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s largest IC design houses, today announced that the Cables To Go TruLink™ Wireless USB to VGA Kit, based on the Realtek Wireless USB to VGA reference design, has received an International CES 2009 Innovations Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are presented annually to the most outstanding consumer products in the industry’s hottest product categories. Featured products are selected by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and members of the trade press for their appeal to consumers, value to users, unique and novel features, and design and aesthetic qualities.

The TruLink™ Wireless USB to VGA Adapter Kit is a wireless VGA solution for connecting a computer to a monitor or projector. It enables users to wirelessly display video content from a computer to a remote monitor, projector, or television up to 30 feet away. It provides a highly secure wireless connection ideal for classroom or conference room presentations or to display content from a laptop to a home entertainment system.

“The Cables To Go TruLink™ Wireless USB to VGA Kit’s selection as a CES 2009 Innovations honoree arrives as the culmination of a great partnership between Realtek and our product development team and attests to the outstanding quality of Realtek’s reference design and Realtek’s position as preeminent technology provider in Wireless USB,” said Bill Diederich, president at Lastar, parent company of Cables To Go.

“Cables To Go’s award-winning TruLink™ Wireless USB to VGA Kit brings wireless functionality to monitors and projectors and adds a completely new dimension to user experience,” said Frederic Battaglia, director of marketing at Realtek. “Realtek is very pleased to work with Cables To Go to bring this exciting product to market.”

The TruLink™ Wireless USB to VGA Adapter Kit will be demonstrated at the 2009 International CES in the Cables To Go booth (#20947, South 1 Hall). It will also be showcased along with other honorees at the Innovations Showcase at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian, Booth #72062.

About Cables To Go
Cables To Go is a division of Lastar, Inc, a leader in computer, datacomm, and audio/video connectivity solutions since 1984. The company delivers connectivity products renowned for quality, value, and innovation and backed by Cables To Go’s uncompromising commitment to customer service. For more information regarding Cables To Go, visit

About Realtek
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. It designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gigabit Media Converter/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, WiMedia-based Ultra-Wideband Chips, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on the website:

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