Atheros Founder Elected to Academia Sinica of Taiwan
Dr. Teresa H. Meng Receives Taiwan's Highest Scientific Honor for Her Work in Wireless Communications

Atheros Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR), a global leader in innovative technologies for wireless and wired communications, today announced that its founder and board member, Dr. Teresa H. Meng, has been elected as an Academician to the Academia Sinica, the highest honor given to scientists in Taiwan. Dr. Meng is one of 18 Academicians named this year, and is currently the Sinica's youngest member. This distinction recognizes the significance of her work in wireless communications and digital signal processing, which have contributed to the proliferation of Wi-Fi® devices and networks around the world.

Dr. Meng is the Reid Weaver Dennis Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University. Along with other Atheros engineers, she pioneered the industry's first 5GHz radio to be commercially manufactured in standard CMOS processes -- a breakthrough in radio architecture design. These innovations laid the foundation for many of the industry-leading wireless solutions that Atheros has brought to market.

Founded in 1928, Academia Sinica is the most prestigious academic institute in Taiwan. Its 258 members include world-renowned scholars and innovators from all scientific disciplines, as well as many Nobel Prize winners. The organization promotes international research activities in mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, and humanities and social sciences, and recognizes outstanding scholarship in Taiwan. For more information about Academia Sinica, visit

"I am honored to join some of the world's most preeminent scientists in the Academia Sinica," said Dr. Meng. "I feel this honor is shared by all of the engineers at Atheros with whom I have been fortunate to work. While my research focus has changed in recent years, I continue to support the technology breakthroughs that have resulted in mass market adoption and will further enhance worldwide communication."

Dr. Meng holds doctorate and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University. She joined Stanford University's Electrical Engineering Department in 1988 and co-founded Atheros Communications in 1998 with Dr. John L. Hennessy -- then Dean of the School of Engineering and now President of Stanford University.

Dr. Meng is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2007. She has received many awards during her career, including the Distinguished Alumni Award from UC Berkeley EECS Department (2010), DEMO Lifetime Achievement Award (2009), IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits (2009), McKnight Technological Innovations in Neurosciences Award (2007), IEEE Signal Processing Society's Distinguished Lecturer Award (2004), MIT Sloan School Innovator of the Year eBusiness Award (2002), 20/20 Vision Award from CIO Magazine (2002), Red Herring's Top Ten Entrepreneurs (2001), and IEEE Fellow (1998).

About Atheros Communications, Inc.
Atheros Communications is a global leader in innovative technologies for wireless and wired communications. Atheros combines its wireless and networking systems expertise with high-performance radio frequency (RF), mixed signal and digital semiconductor design skills to provide highly integrated chipsets that are manufactured on low-cost, standard complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes. Atheros technology is used by a broad base of leading customers, including personal computer, networking equipment and consumer device manufacturers. For more information, please visit

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