CES 2008: Atheros Demonstrates Expanded Technology Portfolio to Enhance Connectivity and Multimedia at Home and On-the-Go

Atheros' Momentum Continues from Its Wi-Fi Origins to Ethernet, Bluetooth and GPS to Address the Convergence of Networking, Computing and Entertainment

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 - CES Conference - Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHR), a leading developer of advanced wireless and wired solutions, today announced it is demonstrating its broadly expanded technology portfolio at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at its booth at the LVCC, South Hall 4, #35349. The company's technology momentum is intersecting the rapidly expanding demand for converged networking, computing and entertainment in an array of fixed and mobile devices.

ROCm(TM) for GPS Technology

Atheros will demonstrate its new GPS solutions, featuring the single-chip receiver, teamed with the powerful ORION multimode navigation software. These solutions, currently shipping in volume, are ideal for location-based services in personal navigation devices, PCs, mobile handsets and other consumer devices. The addition of GPS to Atheros Radio-on-Chip for Mobile (ROCm) family expands the value the company delivers to its customers, and its share of the total bill of materials for mobile devices.

XSPAN(TM) 802.11n Technology

Atheros XSPAN designs targeting PC platforms, broadband home gateways, wireless routers and set-top box/media receivers will be demonstrated at the show, including the world's first-to-market, most-compact, single-chip 802.11n solution. XSPAN is the most widely adopted 802.11n technology worldwide in the retail networking, PC, and enterprise markets. The company has shipped more than 10 million XSPAN chipsets to date, due to its performance edge and drive to bring 802.11n pricing to levels that enable its mass market adoption in wireless products.

Atheros Advanced Home Networking

The company will demonstrate Atheros iQUE(TM) technology which provides Intelligence for a Quality User Experience, enhancing multimedia networking for the home. Atheros will also demonstrate advanced mesh networking capabilities which feature PC-based, direct, multi-client connectivity.

Near-Zero Power Mobile WLAN Solutions

The industry-leading WLAN performance and power-savings of the Atheros AR6002 solutions will be demonstrated at the show. These newest designs from Atheros ROCm family for mobile WLAN consume 70 percent less power than competitive solutions on the market in active mode and draw virtually zero power in standby. This performance breakthrough effectively eliminates the power consumption challenges facing mobile designers when determining whether to include Wi-Fi in devices like smartphones, personal media players, digital still cameras, gaming and other portable consumer devices.

ETHOS(TM) Family of Ethernet Products, Atheros Engineered.

Atheros will demonstrate its latest Gigabit Ethernet solutions which deliver the bandwidth to the LAN essential to optimizing 802.11n performance. Atheros now offers a complete and growing line-up of Fast and Gigabit Ethernet solutions that target PC and networking applications. With its ETHOS and XSPAN products, Atheros delivers the total silicon solution to its networking customers for wireless APs, routers and carrier gateway platforms. The company has shipped more than 23 million Ethernet devices (PHYs, controllers and switches) to date due to the rapid adoption of its small, low-power and lowest-cost, Gigabit Ethernet solutions.

Expanding ROCm Bluetooth® Portfolio

Atheros will demonstrate its low-cost, highly-integrated Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR solutions-expressly designed to optimize coexistence with Atheros WLAN-for the PC and mono headset markets.

For more details or to schedule any of the above product demonstrations, please visit Atheros' CES booth located in the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 4, 35349.

About Atheros Communications, Inc.

Atheros Communications is a leading developer of semiconductor system solutions for wireless and other network communications products. Atheros combines its wireless and networking systems expertise with high-performance radio frequency (RF), mixed signal and digital semiconductor design skills to provide highly integrated chipsets that are manufactured on low-cost, standard complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes. Atheros technology is used by a broad base of leading customers, including personal computer, networking equipment and consumer device manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.atheros.com/ or send email to info@atheros.com.

Source: Atheros Communications, Inc.

CONTACT: Dakota Lee of Atheros Communications, +1-408-720-5597, dakota@atheros.com; or Greg Wood of A&R Edelman, +1-650-762-2838, gwood@ar-edelman.com, for Atheros Communications, Inc.; or Deborah Stapleton of Stapleton Communications, +1-650-470-0200, deb@stapleton.com, for Atheros Communications, Inc.

Web site: www.atheros.com/

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