HSINCHU, Taiwan – December 08, 2010 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. today announced that its RTL8111E Single-Chip Gigabit Ethernet Controller has received the 2010 ‘Outstanding IT Application/Products Award’ from the committee for the Taiwan Information Technology Month. Representing the IT industry’s highest honor and recognition, the innovative Realtek RTL8111E was the world’s first Single-chip Gigabit Ethernet Controller to implement the power-saving IEEE 802.3az standard (Energy Efficient Ethernet: EEE).
EEE defines a mechanism that allows the RTL8111E to enter a low power idle state. In this state, unnecessary TX/RX circuitry is turned off to reduce power consumption. The RTL8111E transparently returns to a Normal operating state when TX/RX operation is required. EEE reduces unnecessary waste of energy to achieve a more energy efficient Ethernet. During periods of low link utilization (no TX/RX), the whole chip power consumption can be reduced by around 80%.
“Demand for environmentally-responsible products that are designed for power saving as well as high performance has increased significantly. Staying on the technology leading edge helps Realtek to design and develop competitive products to meet this growing demand”, said Realtek’s Executive Vice President Jessy Chen. “Our combination of complete feature set, high-performance, and eco-friendly power-saving features make Realtek the compelling choice for Gigabit Ethernet solutions”.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/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 our web site: www.realtek.com.
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