San Francisco, CA, May 2, 2007 – Red Herring today announced that UWB semiconductor company, Pulse~LINK, Inc., is a recipient of the Red Herring 100 Spring 2007 Award. The honor is given to the Top 100 private technology companies based in North America that play a leading role in innovation.
“Having received more than 800 submissions, it is clear that we are witnessing a new outburst of creativity,” says Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. “With venture capital flowing again, it’s exciting to see technology innovators and business investors collaborate to create disruptive technologies. The Red Herring 100 North America companies are impressive up-and-comers, and definitely the ones to watch.”
Pulse~LINK’s success is a story of true entrepreneurialism and innovation. The Company pioneered high-quality Ultra Wideband (UWB) communications, successfully maneuvering through the early evolution of the sector to emerge uniquely positioned as the performance leader for whole-home entertainment networks.
“It is an honor for Pulse-LINK to be recognized by Red Herring as an innovator and driver of future technology,” says Bruce Watkins, President/COO of Pulse~LINK. “This is a rewarding recognition for our exceptional team that has pioneered a “No New Wires” solution for distributing digital content throughout the home at performance levels never before achievable.”
Pulse~LINK is the first semiconductor company to deliver a solution capable of true room-to-room networking of interactive High Definition content from a hybrid wired/wireless chipset and holds over 300 issued and pending patents pertaining to Ultra Wideband communications. Devices enabled with Pulse~LINK’s CWaveT UWB chipset allow HD content located anywhere in the home to be shared across the existing coax backbone with wireless connectivity in each room for Set-Top Boxes, HDTVs, DVRs, DVD players, Gaming Devices, Media Center PCs, and other multimedia equipment. CWave® enables HD content to be streamed throughout the home with IPTV functionality and provides End-to-End Quality of Service, while still preserving content protection mechanisms.
Red Herring’s annual lists of top private companies are an important part of the company’s tradition of identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Companies like Google, eBay and Skype were spotted in their early days by Red Herring editors, and touted as leaders that would change the way we live and work.
Red Herring’s editorial staff rigorously evaluated more than 800 private companies through a careful analysis of financial data and subjective criteria, including quality of management, execution of strategy, and dedication to research and development.
To honor the CEOs of Red Herring 100 Spring companies, Red Herring has invited each one to present his or her company at its Red Herring Spring 2007 event, May1-3, at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey. As the venue for the unveiling of the Top 100 private companies in North America, Red Herring Spring draws unparalleled attention from decision makers and industry observers across the continent. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Red Herring 100 Awards. To celebrate this occasion, Red Herring 100 winners will share their successes and insights on how to make it to the top.
Pulse~LINK will demonstrate its award-winning technology at The NCTA Cable Show 2007, May 7-9, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Booth #1337.
About Red Herring Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. More information about Red Herring is available on the Internet at www.redherring.com.
About Pulse~LINK, Inc.
Pulse~LINK, Inc. is a privately held Delaware Corporation headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with over 300 issued and pending patents pertaining to UWB wired and wireless communications technology. Pulse~LINK’s CWave™ solution delivers up to Gigabit data rates over coax and wireless networks from the same chipset, providing consumers with the unprecedented ability to stream and distribute high quality multimedia content throughout the home. CWave™ solutions support simultaneous operation of 1394, Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI over coax and wireless connections. For additional information about Pulse~LINK, Inc., please visit: http://www.pulselink.net.
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