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11/22/2010 05:28 PM EST
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ShineC
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ShineC   4/23/2013 2:37:20 AM
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I believe PLC could grow up soon because it gives conveniences to end users and main vendors already joined. I appreciate to have a new job regarding the product. I was an field application engineer (F/W&H/W) before, now I am a sales leader in Taiwan. shinechang98@gmail.com

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krisi   11/23/2010 3:38:49 PM
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@jakmal, Joe, @sdfs, thank you all for info...interesting market segment, Atheros, Marvel, and Broadcom fight many other larger battles in wireless space for example...I don't know much about LME in Shenzhen and Sigma Designs, do they have non-PLC products?...I think Maxim is also making some PLC chips...does anyone know approximate market size for PLC silicon? Kris

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sdfs   11/23/2010 8:10:53 AM
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Also LME in Shenzhen is in the PLC space

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jakmal   11/23/2010 12:33:44 AM
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That was quite informative. What about the market share of these 2 companies? One wonders whether they are going to go up for sale too...

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Joe Byrne   11/22/2010 11:36:06 PM
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Gigle was formed from ex-DS2 people, hence the Spanish connection. DS2's assets were acquired by $MRVL (see http://bit.ly/9RppA8 and http://bit.ly/fLEKRt). A chunk of Sigma/CopperGate's PLC operation came from $CNXT. Other PLC companies include Arkados and Spidcom.

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jakmal   11/22/2010 6:25:09 PM
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Kris, I believe DS2 was purchased by Marvell. Over the last few years, most PLC startups have been acquired by bigger companies. 1. Intellon (they went public before the acquisition) : Atheros 2. DS2 : Marvell 3. Gigle : Broadcom 4. CopperGate : Sigma Designs I am not aware of any independent PLC company right now. More information in the news piece about this market would be great :) Regards Ganesh @ AnandTech

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krisi   11/22/2010 6:11:49 PM
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Power Line Communication - a minor player in wireline technology portfolio is finally getting some attention...Gigle Networks 5 years on the market being aquired by a major player, that is significant...interesting enough Gigle is based in Spain which house another PLC player DS2 although I think DS2 is suffering now...does anyone know any other PLC companies in the world? Kris

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