ZyXEL Again Recognized by 15th Taiwan Excellence Awards

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Eight products in four kits acclaimed as best-of-breed in networking
August 14, 2007

(Hsinchu, August 10, 2007) ZyXEL Communications (TSE: 2391), world's leading broadband access solutions provider, won the 15th Taiwan Excellence Gold Award with its Homeplug AV Powerline Kit (NBG-318S, PLA-401); plus three additional Silver Awards for DECT VoIP 5-in-1 SuperCombo (P-2302HWUDL-P1 and V250), Digital Media Storage/Adapter Kit (NSA-220 and DMA-1000W) as well as 802.16e WiMAX PC card/CPE (MAX-100, MAX-200) respectively. It's also worth mentioning that ZyXEL was the only networking and communication solution provider named for the Taiwan Excellence Gold and Silver Awards.

Organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and executed by the Taiwan External trade Development Council (TAITRA), the Taiwan Excellence Award is the most prestigious and internationally recognized title that heralds Taiwan's best designed, most innovative and the highest-quality products.

This year, over 200 products were qualified for the Taiwan Excellence Gold and Silver Awards. During the final round of competition, company delegates were invited to present their essential business tools that bring R&D, design, quality, marketing, brand management, as well as innovation efforts together. Names of the award winners were announced on July 26 at a gala ceremony in Taipei. Backed by perfect product quality, ZyXEL not only won the highest honor — the Taiwan Excellence Gold Award, but were also nominated for three Sliver Awards.

The Gold Award winner, Homeplug AV Powerline Kit (ZyXEL Gateway NBG-318S and ZyXEL HomePlug PLA-401), transforms home power outlets into the backbone for wired LAN and wireless AP, and is fully compliant with the latest Homeplug AV and 802.11b/g standards. Comparing NBG-318S to other traditional wireless routers, its Homeplug connectivity not only eliminates troublesome LAN wiring between routers and other powerline devices, but also prevents wireless performance degradation over distance.

Beyond Homeplug AV and Wi-Fi, the LAN ports on NBG-318S conveniently extend wired LAN to devices without WLAN connectivity. With supports to three major network technologies, ZyXEL Powerline Kit is a state-of-the-art solution for those who demand network access everywhere at home in a seamless way, without compromising for wiring headaches or undesirable performance.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL Communications Corp. (TSE: 2391), headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, is the world's largest residential gateway provider (In-Stat, 2006). ZyXEL's comprehensive Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions include access multiplexers, customer premise equipment, Internet security and Wireless LAN equipment, enabling high-performance network services for SOHO, small to mid-sized businesses and service providers. ZyXEL works closely with worldwide network equipment vendors, telecommunications companies, ISPs, and other major businesses. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.zyxel.com.