Intellon Selects Mixed-Signal IP from S3 for HomePlug® Chip Set

TORONTO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 20, 2009 — Silicon & Software Systems Ltd (S3), a world leading provider of mixed-signal semiconductor IP solutions, today announced that Intellon Corporation (Nasdaq: ITLN), a leader in powerline communications technology, has licensed S3's mixed signal IP for the INT6400, their third-generation HomePlug® AV open-standard-based MAC/PHY/AFE Powerline Communications (PLC) transceiver Integrated Circuit (IC).

"We were able to enter volume production rapidly and achieved first-time-right silicon for a best-in-class performance product,” said Keith Riley, Vice President of Engineering at Intellon. “The key benefits of engaging with S3 were their ability to deliver high performance data converter IP on time against a tight schedule, and crucially first-time-right".

Commenting on S3's success at Intellon, Mike Murray, General Manager for Mixed Signal IP at S3, said "We are very pleased to have accelerated the time-to-market of Intellon's HomePlug® AV IC by means of the successful deployment of our leading edge 65nm mixed signal IP and we look forward to extending our working relationship further".


About Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3):

S3 is the Connected Consumer Technology Company, providing products and professional services to enable semiconductor companies, consumer electronics companies and healthcare providers to deliver next-generation devices, systems and services to consumers at home and on the move. For IC designers and product managers, S3 delivers a comprehensive portfolio of mixed-signal IP and design services for power-efficient single-chip systems. S3’s mixed-signal IP includes a wide portfolio of high performance A/D and D/A converters, PLLs, Analog Front Ends (AFEs) and other miscellaneous circuits which have been silicon proven at a number of merchant foundries (TSMC, UMC, Chartered, IBM, Tower, SMIC) at nodes ranging from 0.18um to 65nm. End markets served by S3 clients include WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, mobile and fixed digital broadcasting, DOCSIS, Digital Video, Digital Radio, Imaging and power-line communications.

S3 is also a leading provider of mobile DTV client software, via its TV Technology business.

Founded in 1986, S3 has design centers in Ireland (Dublin and Cork), Lisbon in Portugal, Wroclaw in Poland, Prague in the Czech Republic and San Jose in the USA, with sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visit

About Intellon Corporation

Intellon (Nasdaq: ITLN) is a market leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC), smart grid management and other commercial applications. Intellon created and patented the baseline technology for HomePlug 1.0, and is a major contributor to the baseline technology for the 200-Mbps PHY-rate HomePlug AV powerline standard. With more than 30 million HomePlug-based ICs sold, Intellon is the market share leader in the HomePlug IC market. The Company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with offices in Ocala, Florida, San Jose, California and Toronto, Canada. For additional information, visit

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