Avago Technologies Launches New High-Performance LaserStream Sensor for Use in High-End Gaming Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 19, 2009 Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a new high-performance laser navigation sensor designed for use in high-end, professional gaming applications. Based on Avago’s revolutionary LaserStream™ optical navigation technology, the ADNS-9500 features a powerful navigation engine that enables extremely high-speed motion detection and high resolution to provide precise tracking capabilities which are required for many of today’s most popular gaming applications. This new laser sensor is ideal for use in corded and cordless gaming laser mice, optical trackballs and a variety of motion input devices the require precise, high-speed tracking on a variety of different surfaces.

Avago’s ADNS-9500 gaming sensor incorporates an embedded pre-calibrated VCSEL in a single chip-on-board package to simplify manufacturing complexity. A separate round lens (ADNS-6190-002), which is available from Avago, is all that’s needed to complete the solution. The two components provide a complete and compact navigation system that has no moving parts. Moreover, a laser calibration process is not required to complete the sensor package making it ideal for high volume assembly. Some of the enhanced features offered by the ADNS-9500 include programmable frame rate and resolution, as well as configurable lift detection to satisfy the preferences of PC gamers.

“I’ve objectively tested the top-rated gaming mice in the past, and at the heart of these mice are Avago navigation sensors. This new innovative laser gaming mouse sensor from Avago offers dramatic improvements in high-speed motion detection which is needed in professional gaming mice,” said Sujoy Roy, technical director at Gamerbase Ltd. and founder of ESReality. “As a former professional gamer, I can really appreciate the enhanced programmability found in the ADNS-9500. Such flexibility allows mouse makers the ability to customize the gaming mouse to fit unique styles of play.”

Avago pioneered the optical navigation technology found in many of the mice being used throughout the world today, and elevated the performance required for gaming sensors. To date, Avago has shipped over a billion optical navigation sensors to a wide range of global customers.

Features

  • Small form factor chip-on-board package
  • Dual power supply selections – 3V or 5V
  • VDDIO range: 1.65 – 3.3V
  • 16-bits motion data registers
  • High-speed motion detection up to 150ips and acceleration up to 30g
  • Advanced technology 832-865nm wave length VCSEL
  • Self-adjusting frame rate for optimum performance
  • Motion detect pin output
  • Internal oscillator – no external clock input needed
  • Enhanced programmability
  • Compliant to IEC/EN 60825-1 eye safety requirements
  • Pb-Free and RoHS compliant

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Avago’s ADNS-9500 sensor is priced at $4.00 each in 10,000 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago’s direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company’s products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive electronics, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and consumer and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement and supporting materials may contain forward-looking statements which address our expected future business and financial performance. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections of future Company or industry performance based on management’s judgment, beliefs, current trends and market conditions, and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these statements. Avago Technologies Finance Pte. Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on December 17, 2008, recent Current Reports on Form 6-K, and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (which you may obtain for free at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations, and financial condition.

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