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

 Combines Industry Technology Leadership and  
Fastest, Most Secure Wireless Technology   
Business Editors, High-Tech Writers  
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 17, 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 is based on 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, director of TDK's Telecom Technology 
Development Center. "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 
FY2001 were US $5.6 billion. For more information about TDK, please 
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 To 
learn more about UNOVA, visit 
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