PCTEL, We Enable Access

PCTEL, We Enable Access

April 30, 2001
PCTEL, We Enable Access

PCTEL Launches LansisTM for Home/Mobile Networking
Teams with ADMtek for Integrated LAN/Modem Chipset
For Mobile PC Connectivity

B>Milpitas, CA – April 30, 2001 – PCTEL Inc. (NASDAQ: PCTI), a leading provider of personal connectivity and Internet access technology, and ADMtek Inc., an emerging provider of networking chips, today announced the introduction of LansisTM, an integrated Fast Ethernet 10/100 modem/HPNA solution that is ideal for use in home and mobile networking. Lansis is the result of a strategic partnership with ADMtek that combines PCTEL’s patented Host Signal Processing (HSP) V.90 modem technology with ADMtek’s highly-integrated LAN ASIC, producing affordable, high-quality, LAN/modem solutions that reduce time to market for OEMs and system integrators. PCTEL

  “We are very excited to collaborate with an established leader in modem technology like PCTEL,” said James Syu, vice president of NIC product development at ADMTek. “The combination of ADMtek’s advanced Ethernet interface with PCTEL’s leading modem technology resulted in Lansis, a flexible chip combining LAN, modem and HomePNA functions that gives OEMs a viable option for reducing component costs while maintaining high levels of performance.”

Lansis delivers high-performance multi-function solutions in three different bus interface applications. In addition to a modem and a HomePNA solution, each application includes a single-chip 10/100 Ethernet Controller with PCI, mini-PCI or CardBus interface. Lansis is the most compact, power-saving and cost-effective communications solution for laptops and notebooks, providing faster connectivity to both packet and telephone networks. As Ethernet 10/100 modems can be used to link multiple PCs in a network, Lansis chipsets are a more economical choice with higher integration compared to wireless network cards for home and mobile networking. This increased functionality allows manufacturers to offer consumers affordable PCs that can handle large data transfers such as video feeds over conventional copper phone lines. LAN/Modem Mini-PCI combo card shipments are forecasted by Cahner’s In-Stat Group to increase from 6.2 million in 2001 to 18.5 million in 2004.

"Our partnership with ADMtek is indicative of PCTEL’s continuing effort to make affordable, flexible communications solutions more available for consumer markets,” noted Mark Wilson, PCTEL’s vice president of marketing. “We are pleased to have formed this alliance which allows us to satisfy OEM needs for integrated applications with faster connection speed, exemplified by the Lansis product.”

Lansis is currently shipping in volume quantities. Price quotes available for OEM quantities.

Founded in 1997, ADMtek Inc. is an emerging provider of LAN system integrated circuits. Its mission is to become the top network system IC design firm in Asia supplying its customers with total networking solutions. ADMtek has developed key ICs that have reduced the cost and improved the functionality of hubs, switches and network interface cards. Of special note are the Pegasus AN986, a high performance USB Ethernet/HomePNA controller, and the Centaur-P/C, a PCI/CardBus Fast Ethernet controller. Based in Taiwan, the company also has research centers in San Jose, Calif. Telephone: 886-3-578-8879, Fax: 886-3-578-8701. For more information on ADMtek products, visit the ADMtek website at http://www.admtek.com.

PCTEL, founded in March 1994, is driving the evolution of innovative, cost-effective personal connectivity solutions including analog soft modems, digital broadband, home networking, and embedded Internet access technology. The company is a market leader and has a wide-ranging and comprehensive portfolio of more than 43 broadband and analog communications patents, including the key and essential patents for HSP 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, California, 95035. Telephone: (408) 965-2100. Fax: (408) 895-0178. For more information on PCTEL products, visit the PCTEL website at http://www.pctel.com.

This press release contains statements relating to future analog modem products of the company that are "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to; demand and market acceptance of the Lansis, the demand and acceptance of ADMtek’s product, the cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry and the markets addressed by the company's and its customers' products; demand for and market acceptance of integrated Ethernet and Internet communications; the ability to develop and implement new technologies and to obtain protection for the related intellectual property; 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. These forward-looking statements are 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.