HSINCHU, Taiwan – May 26, 2010 – One of the world’s leading IC design houses, Realtek Semiconductor Corp., today announced that its RTL8111E Single-Chip Gigabit Ethernet Controller has won a prestigious “Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010 Award”; an award recognized and given by an evaluation committee comprised of experts from the industry, academia, media, and government. The innovative Realtek RTL8111E is the world’s first Single-chip Gigabit Ethernet Controller to implement the power-saving IEEE 802.3az standard (Energy Efficient Ethernet: EEE).
EEE defines a mechanism that allows the RTL8111E to enter a low power idle state. In this state, unnecessary TX/RX circuitry is turned off to reduce power consumption. The RTL8111E transparently returns to a Normal operating state when TX/RX operation is required. EEE reduces unnecessary waste of energy to achieve a more energy efficient Ethernet. During periods of low link utilization (no TX/RX), the whole chip power consumption can be reduced by around 80% (79mW as compared to 480mW without EEE).
“Demand for environmentally-responsible products that are designed for power saving as well as high performance has increased significantly. Staying on the technology leading edge helps Realtek to design and develop competitive products to meet this growing demand”, said Realtek’s Executive Vice President Jessy Chen. “Our combination of complete feature set, high-performance, and eco-friendly power-saving features make Realtek the compelling choice for Gigabit Ethernet solutions”.
The RTL8111E will be exhibited at the Realtek booth, located in T201F at TICC (Taipei International Convention Center), COMPUTEX TAIPEI, June 1~5, alongside a full line of exciting products and solutions:
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Media Converter/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our web site: www.realtek.com.
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