Alereon Announced as a Finalist in two Categories for the 2007 Andrew Seybold Choice Awards
Austin, TX – March 27, 2007– Alereon, Inc., the ultrawideband (UWB) technology leader for mobile WiMedia solutions based on Certified Wireless USB, today announced that its AL4000 Wireless USB Chipset has been nominated as a finalist in the “Most Innovative Wireless Device” and “Most Innovative New Design Concept” categories of the 2007 Andrew Seybold Choice Awards.
The key themes in this year’s awards are “imagine,” “innovate” and “impact.” The awards recognize innovative products and concepts that are making or have the potential to make a positive impact on wireless mobility. All nominations submitted must have been commercially deployed between January 2006 and February 15, 2007. The final award winners will be named at the 17th Annual Andrew Seybold Wireless Dinner in Orlando, Fla. on March 27, 2007 during CTIA Wireless 2007.
“This year we received an overwhelming number of entries for our awards,” said Andy Seybold, President and CEO of Andrew Seybold, Inc. “We judged the products and services for their impact on the wireless market, how they embrace new, innovative technologies, how easy they are to use and how they simplify the user experience.”
“We are excited to be recognized for our continual commitment to the innovation and acceleration of the wireless industry,” said Mike Krell, Alereon’s Director of Corporate Communications. “Acknowledgment from our peers is a testament to the effort Alereon has displayed in ensuring that our products are breaking new ground within the market.”
The AL4000, the first complete wireless USB chipset, includes the AL4300, which is a highly integrated solution that provides the entire host interface, Media Access Controller (MAC) and Baseband Processor (BBP) functions required to implement a Wireless USB device. Combined with Alereon’s AL4100 RF Transceiver, the chipset solution implements a device subsystem based on the Certified Wireless USB specification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).