Realtek-Based IOGEAR Wireless USB to VGA Kit Wins CES Innovation Award

2009/01/08 IOGEAR 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 IOGEAR Wireless USB to VGA Kit (GUW2015VKIT), 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 IOGEAR Wireless USB to VGA Kit enables HD video streaming up to 720p between a PC and TV or projector. The Kit allows users to cut cable clutter and work on documents, view photos, or browse the Internet on their HDTV up to 30 feet away. Multitasking can also be simplified by utilizing the picture-in-picture function on a TV in order to stay on top of work and entertainment needs. The Kit consists of one Wireless USB adapter that connects to a laptop or desktop, and one wireless VGA adapter to plug into an in-room VGA display.

“The recognition of IOGEAR’s Wireless USB to VGA Kit as a CES 2009 Innovations honoree highlights Realtek’s position as preeminent technology provider in Wireless USB,” said Miranda Su, executive vice president of IOGEAR. 

“With its award-winning Wireless USB to VGA Adapter Kit, IOGEAR continues its extensive track record of industry leadership in making the newest, most innovative technologies available to the public,” said Frederic Battaglia, director of marketing at Realtek. “Realtek is very pleased to collaborate with IOGEAR to bring the Kit to market.”

The IOGEAR Wireless USB to VGA Kit will be displayed at the 2009 International CES, which runs January 8~11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian, Booth #72062. The Kit will also be displayed in the IOGEAR booth at the 2009 International CES, booth #7930 in the Central Hall 3.

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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Sean Coffey
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.