Wednesday, August 10, 2005

ST and Sumitomo Join HomePlug Powerline Alliance

STMicroelectronics and Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) have joined the HomePlug Powerline Alliance.

The HomePlug alliance noted several major events underway: HomePlug AV, an in-the-home technology focused on easily transporting High-Definition Television (HDTV) and other high-speed digital content throughout homes is nearing its specification release; HomePlug BPL, a to-the-home technology, has just completed its Market Requirements Document (MRD); and the HomePlug Command & Control effort is ramping up for technology evaluations.

The alliance is also planning this year's conference with the theme "Proven Worldwide Standards." The HomePlug Powerline Technology Conference will be held September 27-28, 2005, at the Embassy Suites at the San Francisco Airport.

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