Metalink Announces the General Availability of Its Performance-Leading 802.11n Home Networking Solution at CES


YAKUM, Israel, December 18 - Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTLK), a provider of high-performance wireless and wireline broadband communication silicon solutions, today announced that its award winning 802.11n WLANPlus(TM) chipset is now commercially available and featured in cutting-edge products such as Residential Gateways, Set-top boxes and Video Bridges by major companies worldwide. Metalink offers a wide array of reference designs for best-performing wireless products to enable the most demanding applications for wireless home networks.

Metalink will showcase its wireless networking solutions at the CES trade show in Las Vegas from January 7th-10th, 2008. The demonstration will include a broad variety of state-of-the-art networking and consumer products by leading manufacturers, including Single-Band routers, Concurrent Dual-Band routers, Concurrent Dual-Band Residential Gateways, Video Bridges, IP Set-top boxes, PVRs and Wireless TVs, all incorporating Metalink's WLANPlus chipset to ensure optimal performance, best home coverage and highest throughput throughout the home. The demonstration will feature concurrent transmission of data applications over the 2.4GHz frequency band and delivery of multiple HD video streams over the 5GHz band, all at wire-line quality and speeds. Metalink will also demonstrate the interoperability of WLANPlus with a variety of networking products by major manufacturers.

Metalink's demonstrations will take place at the Sands Hotel, Meeting Room #70225MP by appointment only. To coordinate a meeting and demo, please contact info@MTLK.com or call Mor Abraham at +972-54-4959023.

Since its introduction in 2006, Metalink's WLANPlus has gained recognition as the industry's best-performing 802.11n solution offering the highest-performing transmission technology for video-grade wireless home networks. Its implementation of advanced technologies such as a Maximum Likelihood (ML) decoder combined with Low Density Parity Check (LDPC), advanced Forward Error Correction (FEC) scheme enable it to support up to 300Mbps transmission speeds and more than twice the reach of competing 802.11n solutions - over both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, assuring reliable and robust home coverage. When placed on both sides of the wireless link, WLANPlus technology provides the best performance. Moreover, it enables better performance than competing solutions even when placed only on one side of the link.

About Metalink

Metalink Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTLK) is a leading provider of high performance wireless and wireline broadband communication silicon solutions. Metalink's WLAN and DSL technologies are designed to enable true broadband connectivity in every home, and its products revolutionize the broadband experience by facilitating the convergence of telecommunication, networking and entertainment.

Metalink's WLANPlus(TM) is a high-throughput, 802.11n-draft-compliant wireless LAN technology optimized for the networked home entertainment environment. Featuring advanced MIMO technology and full support of QoS, and operating in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, WLANPlus enables multi-room networking of multiple high-definition video streams. In addition, Metalink offers a broad range of symmetric DSL and VDSL products used by operators as a cost-effective network upgrade to support triple-play services.

Headquartered in Yakum, Israel, the company has design centers in USA (Atlanta, GA) and Taiwan, and sales offices in USA (Atlanta, GA), South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan.

Further information is available at www.MTLK.com

Source: Metalink Ltd

Contact: Mor Abraham, Marketing Communications Manager, Metalink Ltd., Tel: +972-9-9605406, Fax: +972-9-9605544, Amor@MTLK.com.

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