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REALTEK ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH ASUS ON INDUSTRY-FIRST WIRELESS MONITORS BASED ON WIRELESS USB TECHNOLOGY

2008/06/05

TAIPEI and HSINCHU, Taiwan. –June 5, 2008 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW) today announced it is collaborating with ASUSTeK Computer Inc. on wireless monitors; a new product series designed to set a new paradigm for monitor convenience and ease of use, employing Wireless USB technology from Realtek.

“Wireless operation opens up an entirely new experience to our customers, with unsurpassed convenience and ease-of-use,” said Vincent Chiou, Director of ASUS Display BU. “Our search for high performance and quality led us to choose Realtek’s state-of-the art Wireless USB solutions as a key component in raising the easy usability of ASUS monitors to a new level”.

By eliminating video cables, wireless monitors reduce clutter and permit more flexible and streamlined office layouts. The connection and disconnection process is reduced to the ultimate in convenience via automatic system configuration, creating a true ‘easy come, easy go’ experience. With a high bandwidth wireless connection, the wireless monitor offers the performance of a wired connection with the flexibility of wireless.

“ASUS brings highly innovative technology with real consumer benefits to market,” said Ran Yan, senior vice-president at Realtek. “We are extremely pleased to collaborate with ASUS at the forefront of the ongoing drive to bring ever more convenience to every aspect of computer use”.

The ASUS wireless monitor employs an integrated Wireless USB module from Realtek, embedded into the monitor. The monitor pairs with either Wireless USB HWA (Host Wire Adapter) or WHCI (Wireless Host Controller Interface) solutions attached to the PC.

About ASUS
ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than 8000 and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and has been ranked No.1 by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.

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 wired and wireless communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch/Gateway Controllers, 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHYceivers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, ADSL2+ Chips, VoIP Solutions, Ultra-Wideband Chips, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, and LCD Monitor/LCD TV/DTV Controllers, and Networked Media SoCs. 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: www.realtek.com.tw.

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