MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communications applications, today announced it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the MxL267 24-channel Full-Spectrum Capture (FSC™) cable receiver. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories. MaxLinear’s MxL267 is the first Full-Spectrum Capture device capable of simultaneously receiving any combination of 24 channels located arbitrarily inside the cable spectrum. The CES judges recognized the impact that the MxL267 is having on the cable gateway and set-top box market, as summarized in this paragraph from the award entry: “The MxL267 deserves a CES Innovations Award because it is the key to the development of cable set-top boxes and gateways that give consumers all of the programming they want while minimizing power consumption and network maintenance costs for cable operators. The proof is in the success of the chip, which has enjoyed more than a dozen design wins by leading cable system manufacturers including ARRIS Group, Inc. in the first five months since the chip was launched.” “Our Full-Spectrum Capture technology is a significant advance in the industry, and to have that innovation honored at CES is especially gratifying because it's the biggest showcase of new and advanced products in the consumer electronics industry,” said Dr. Kishore Seendripu, president and CEO of MaxLinear. “The MxL267 has been so well received by our customers because it offers advanced features and consumes only 90mW per channel in 24-channel receive mode. It also has our powerful remote spectrum analyzer for reporting network health and performance – saving money for both the consumer and the MSO.”
The MxL267 supports up to 1 Gigabits per second (Gb/s) download speeds when bonding all 24 channels together. This enables cable operators to leapfrog the standard download speeds of 300 Megabits per second (Mb/s) for home Internet service. With 24 channels in the MxL267, cable set-top boxes can support enough channels for multiple TVs, DVRs and simultaneous viewing of programming on multiple screens while still offering untouchable data download speeds.The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The MxL267 will be displayed at The Venetian during the 2013 International CES, which runs from January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2013 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay. It is also featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx. About MaxLinear, Inc.MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communications applications. MaxLinear is located in Carlsbad, California, and its address on the Internet is www.maxlinear.com. MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners. Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying future financial performance or trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in particular statements relating to the selection of MaxLinear’s MxL267 as a nominee for a CES Innovations Award. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including (among others) intense competition in our industry; the ability of our customers to cancel or reduce orders; uncertainties concerning how end user markets for our products will develop; our lack of long-term supply contracts and dependence on limited sources of supply; potential decreases in average selling prices for our products; and on-going intellectual property litigation related to hybrid television tuner products. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including risks and uncertainties identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. MaxLinear is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.