Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDA: CNXT) is a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications for the digital home. Conexant's innovative semiconductor system solutions enable global access networks, and are driving digital home information and entertainment networks worldwide. The company has leveraged its expertise and leadership position in modem technologies to enable more Internet connections than all of its competitors combined, and continues to develop leading integrated silicon solutions for broadband access and media processing networks.
Conexant was launched as an independent entity in January 1999 after Rockwell International Corp. spun off its Rockwell Semiconductor System business to shareowners. The company leverages its expertise in mixed-signal processing to deliver integrated systems and semiconductor products that are driving broadband communications and the digital home.
Conexant designs, develops and sells semiconductor system solutions that connect personal access products such as set-top boxes, residential gateways, PCs and game consoles to voice, video and data processing services over broadband and dial-up connections. Key semiconductor products include digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable modem solutions, home network processors, broadcast video encoders and decoders, digital set-top box components and systems solutions, and the company's foundation dial-up modem business.
Conexant also offers a suite of networking components that includes solutions for applications based on HomePlug and HomePNA. This family includes a leadership portfolio of IEEE 802.11a/b/g-compliant WLAN chipsets, software and reference designs that are available as standalone solutions or in conjunction with Conexant's home network processor, DSL, and cable modem semiconductor system solutions.
Enabling a worldwide access network for its personal access and digital home networking products, Conexant also builds a complete line of central office (CO) solutions, which are utilized by service providers worldwide to deliver broadband data, voice, and video over copper telephone lines. These solutions include a full range of standards-based integrated circuits, software and reference designs for all asymmetric and symmetric DSL CO applications, and have been recognized time and again as the industry's number one copper wire solutions for broadband communications.
6 Mar 2006
Specification will unite the industry with a common method for controlling lights, appliances, and implementing new kinds of broad digital services
San Ramon, Calif. - March 6, 2006 - Continuing to unite industries behind a common set of powerline communications standards, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance announced today that the baseline technology for its HomePlug Command and Control specification was awarded to Yitran Communications, Ltd of Beer-Sheva, Israel.
5 Jan 2005
Use of HomePlug AV MAC and PHY technology as baseline for new Broadband over Powerline specification will assure high performance and interoperability
San Ramon, CA - January 7, 2005 - HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, Inc., an industry consortium that creates international specifications for high-speed powerline networking products and services, today announced a breakthrough in the development of the HomePlug BPL specification.
2 Dec 2002
SAN RAMON, Calif., December 2, 2002 - The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today announced the successful completion of the second HomePlug Plugfest held earlier this month at the RadioShack Corporate Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. Organized by the HomePlug Compliance Working Group the HomePlug Plugfest provides a forum to ensure that HomePlug certified products from different member companies interoperate and perform at levels consistent with the HomePlug 1.0 specification.
21 Aug 2001
Election Of New President, Vice President And Elevation Of Sharp Labs Asserts Alliance's Ongoing Progress In The Home Networking Space
SAN RAMON, Calif., August 21st, 2001 - The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance is an industry consortium established to provide a forum for the development of an open specification of home powerline networking products and services. In June, the Alliance released the HomePlug 1.0 powerline home networking specification, providing a robust, field proven industry specification upon which HomePlug member companies will build compatible products to enable the connected home. The Alliance announces today it is continuing such progress by naming Tom Reed of RadioShack as the new president and Steve Gardner of Conexant as new vice president of the Alliance; and by elevating the status and level of involvement of Sharp Laboratories of America (“Sharp Labs”), making the company a HomePlug Sponsor Member and member of the HomePlug Board of Directors.
26 Jun 2001
1.0 Specification Empowers Alliance Member Companies to Enable the Connected Home via Existing Home Power Outlets
SAN RAMON, Calif., June 26, 2001 - The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, an industry consortium established to provide a forum for the development of an open specification of home powerline networking products and services, today announces the completion and release of its much-anticipated first generation high-speed powerline networking specification. Through the release of the HomePlug 1.0 specification, the Alliance provides its membership with a robust, field proven industry specification upon which HomePlug member companies will build compatible products to enable the connected home.
7 May 2001
The Alliance Records Results From the Most Extensive Powerline Home Networking Field Trials Ever Conducted
SAN RAMON, Calif., May 7, 2001 - The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, an industry consortium established to provide a forum for the development of an open specification of home powerline networking products and services, today announced that it has completed a large-scale field trial designed to validate that its powerline home networking technology has achieved market readiness.
8 Jan 2001
Alliance to Test Home Powerline Networking Technology in 500 Homes
SAN RAMON, Calif., January 8, 2001 - The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, an industry consortium established to provide a forum for the open specification of home powerline networking products and services, today announced that it has finalized the full draft specification of its home networking technology. Next month, HomePlug will begin extensive field testing of the specification to ensure the technology's reliability, speed, and interoperability.
5 Jun 2000
Field Trials, Certification Lab on Horizon as Industry Leaders Move to Finalize 10 Mbps Powerline Networking Specification
SAN RAMON, Calif., June 5, 2000 - The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance - 38 industry leaders working together to offer consumers a simple way to transform home electrical wiring into high-speed networks - announced today that it has chosen Intellon's high-speed powerline networking technology as the baseline upon which to build the alliance's first-generation specification.
11 Apr 2000
PISCATAWAY, NJ - April 11, 2000 - Enikia today announced its participation in the HomePlug Powerline Alliance as a sponsor. Enikia has teamed with thirteen other leading technology companies to establish a forum for the creation of technology specifications for home powerline networking and to promote its wide acceptance in the marketplace. Working with HomePlug, Enikia will play a key role in facilitating and promoting the rapid availability and adoption of specification-based home powerline networks.
10 Apr 2000
3Com, AMD, Cisco Systems, Compaq, Conexant, Enikia, Intel, Intellon, Motorola, Panasonic, S3's Diamond Multimedia, Tandy/RadioShack and Texas Instruments
San Ramon, CA - April 10, 2000 - Thirteen industry leaders spanning technology, silicon, software, hardware, retail and services today announced the formation of the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, created to set a technology specification for home powerline networking and to promote its wide acceptance in the marketplace. The alliance's objective is to enable and promote rapid availability and adoption of cost effective, interoperable and specification-based home powerline networks and products enabling the connected home.