PCTEL Ships HSP Modem For New Notebook Models

PCTEL Ships HSP Modem For New Notebook Models

December 12, 2001
PCTEL Ships HSP Modem For New Notebook Models MILPITAS, Calif. – December 12, 2001 – PCTEL Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leading provider of soft modem and Internet access technology, confirmed that the company has been shipping its MicroModem to Dell Computer Corporation. The PCTEL modem is a 12.15-cm2 card - a MicroModem - that exploits PCTEL's patented Host Signal Processing (HSP) technology. PCTEL designed this modem for integration into the new Latitude and Inspiron notebooks.

“It is a great privilege to supply our modem technology to Dell,” said Marty Singer, CEO and Chairman of PCTEL. “We believe that we have set a new standard of product excellence with our MicroModem and we will back that product with best-in-class support.”

The PCT2304WT MicroModem is a software based modem design that incorporates a silicon DAA from PCTEL's strategic supplier, Silicon Laboratories Inc. The design eliminates the need for a costly relay and opto-isolators that are typically used in discrete component DAA modem implementations. By utilizing only 15 percent of the power required by a hardware-based PC card modem, a software-based modem conserves a notebook’s battery power, providing consumers much longer computer usage time before recharging. Coupled with its very small (4.5 x 2.7 cm) Modem Daughter Card (MDC) form factor, the PCT2304WT offers a highly reliable and cost-effective modem solution.


PCTEL is driving the evolution of innovative, cost-effective personal connectivity and telecommunications solutions including analog soft modems, digital broadband, home networking and embedded Internet access technology. The company’s market leadership has been built upon a wide-ranging and comprehensive portfolio of more than 50 broadband and analog communications patents, including the key and essential patents for HSP (Host Signal Processing) modem technology. PCTEL products are available to PC and data communications equipment manufacturers, as well as a variety of vertical market OEMs. PCTEL is located at 1331 California Circle, Milpitas, CA, 95035. Telephone: (408) 965-2100. Fax: (408) 895-0178. For more information on PCTEL products, visit the PCTEL website at http://www.pctel.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties: specifically, the statement concerning Dell’s use of PCTEL products. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the economic slowdown, PC demand, and the cyclical nature of the semiconductor and PC industries. These as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings can affect results. The forward-looking statement is made only as of the date hereof, and the company disclaims any obligation to update or revise the information contained in any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

PCTEL and Host Signal Processing (HSP) and the PCTEL logo are trademarks of PCTEL, Inc. Dell, Inspiron and Latitude are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective holders.