Ralink Joins AMD Better by Design Program

Ralink Technology Corporation, a leading developer of 802.11a/b/g/n chipsets announced that it has joined the Better by Design program, an initiative driven by AMD and leading graphics and wireless technology partners. Launched in January 2007, the Better by Design program is designed to help OEM customers highlight AMD processor-based solutions that offer leading-edge performance with superior technologies.

“We are delighted to be selected as a participant in the Better by Design program,” said Rick Jeng, President of Ralink Technology. “Ralink’s Wi-Fi products provide extended coverage and superior throughput, keeping the desktop or notebook reliably connected to the media or data source. Working in concert with AMD’s innovative platform technologies, Ralink’s Wi-Fi chipsets help to deliver a heightened experience to the end user.”

Induction into the Better by Design program requires wireless vendors such as Ralink to pass a strict regimen including performance and range testing to prove exceptional Wi-Fi capabilities. The vendor is also required to support the latest Wi-Fi features for security and quality of service (QoS) as well as comply with the latest Wi-Fi Alliance 802.11n Draft 2.0 specification, for which Ralink is in the test bed.

“Ralink joins AMD and other industry leaders in enabling OEMs to deliver a superior PC experience for consumers and business professionals worldwide,” said Chris Cloran, vice president, Notebook Division, AMD (NYSE:AMD). “Ralink is another example of a company that brings the latest and greatest in terms of wireless performance and functionality enabling technology users to enjoy a superior notebook experience.”

About Ralink Technology Corporation
Ralink Technology Corporation is a leading innovator and developer of wireless LAN chipset solutions. Ralink 802.11x chipsets are recognized for superior throughput, extended range, low-power consumption and consistent reliability demanded by Wi-Fi, mobile and embedded applications. Ralink’s patented MIMObility(TM) technology extends Wi-Fi applications from traditional PC networking to a range of digital multimedia and handheld devices including cell phones, PDAs, cameras, print servers, HDTV and video game players. Ralink customers can look forward to continuous improvements in speed, bandwidth and reliability with 802.11n solutions for next-generation high-performance Wi-Fi.