TDK and Intermec Offer Complete 802.11a Package to OEM Market;

 Combines Industry Technology Leadership 
and Fastest, Most Secure Wireless Technology   
Business Editors/Technology Writers  
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 2001--  
Allows manufacturers to quickly offer enterprises 802.11a  
strength and speed  
TDK Corp. and Intermec Technologies Corp. have formed a joint 
marketing initiative that will offer OEM manufacturers immediate 
access to wireless network technology based on the now-emerging 
802.11a wireless standard.  
The 802.11a technology, which succeeds the earlier 802.11b 
standard, provides significantly greater speed and enhanced security 
features for enterprise wireless communication networks.  
TDK, one of the world's leading suppliers of technology 
components, and Intermec, a pioneer in wireless communications 
throughout industry enterprises, are joining forces to offer OEM 
manufacturers TDK PC client cards teamed with the new 2106 access 
point from Intermec. The 2106 access point, unveiled this week at 
NetWorld + Interop, is based on emerging 802.11a wireless technology.  
The client card/access point technology package, which has been 
jointly engineered, ensures and guarantees interoperability, said 
Winston Guillory, Intermec vice president of Channel Partner Sales and 
Worldwide OEM Operations.  
The package uses the industry-leading 802.11a chip set developed 
by Atheros Corp. Both TDK and Intermec are Atheros launch partners.  
"These types of collaborations don't come along often," Guillory 
said. "The Atheros 802.11a technology in an Intermec access point, 
paired with TDK's client card -- all engineered to work seamlessly 
together -- allows manufacturers to rapidly offer products that 
feature the speed and security of an 802.11a wireless system."  
"Companies around the world have been waiting for the reality of 
802.11a," said Dr. Akira Okamoto of TDK. "This partnership allows us 
to provide the benefits of this new technology wrapped around the 
experience and tested expertise of TDK and Intermec. Our combined 
years of experience mean OEM partners can confidently take advantage 
of this package's capabilities when designing new products."  
The much-anticipated 802.11a higher-speed wireless standard 
promises to open new markets to the wireless segment, including the 
enterprise and small office/home office, with its ability to handle 
even the most demanding and bandwidth-heavy applications seamlessly 
and securely.  
About TDK  
TDK Corporation (NYSE:TDK) is a leading global electronics company 
based in Japan. It was established in 1935, and today offers a broad 
range of advanced mobile connectivity solutions, ferrite materials, 
electronic components and ICs, magnetic heads TDK and for HDD, digital 
recording hardware and advanced digital recording media. Net sales in 
FY2000 were US $6.9 billion. For more information about TDK, please 
visit www.tdk.com.  
About Intermec  
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a 
leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, 
manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data 
collection, Intellitag(R) RFID (radio frequency identification) and 
mobile computing systems. The company's products and services are used 
by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and 
responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management 
and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.  
To learn more about how companies can benefit from Intermec's 
supply chain technologies, contact Intermec Technologies Corp., 6001 
36th Ave. West, P.O. Box 4280, Everett, WA 98203-9280 USA; telephone 
800/347-2636; or visit Intermec's web site at www.intermec.com. To 
learn more about UNOVA, visit www.unova.com. 
 
 
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