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ANALYST LINKS

Leading Trends in Home Networking

HomePNA staff has developed relationships with a number of research and analysts groups across the country. The list below describes some of these groups.

Instat

www.in-stat.com

In-Stat is the leading provider of actionable research, market analysis and forecasts of advanced communications services, infrastructure, end-user devices and semiconductors. Our insights are derived from both a deep technology understanding and comprehensive research, which examines each segment of the value chain for each market. Technology vendors, service providers, technology professionals and market specialists, worldwide, rely on In-Stat's tenured, experienced staff and in-depth research to support critical business, product and technology decisions.

IDC

www.idc.com

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 44 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

ABI Research

www.abiresearch.com

ABI Research was founded in 1990 to assist manufacturers of wireless semiconductor components in understanding and entering new markets. As tech-driven emerging markets proliferated during the 90's, ABI Research expanded its analytical coverage to a broader base of manufacturers and service companies participating in the technology market revolution.

The Diffusion Group (TDG Research)

http://www.thediffusiongroup.com

The Diffusion Group is a consumer technology research and strategic marketing firm built by a team of seasoned consumer technology analysts. They have quickly grown to become one of the largest research firms dedicated to the Digital Home and connected consumer. The Diffusion Group's mission is simple: to provide timely, actionable intelligence designed to best position new consumer technologies for rapid diffusion. They go beyond offering simple ACCESS to numbers and forecasts and assist in the application of this market knowledge directly to the clients.

Parks Associates

www.parksassociates.com

Parks Associates is a market research and consulting firm focused on all product and service segments that are "digital" or provide connectivity within the home. We study home networks, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, broadband and Internet services, wireless connectivity, and home systems.

IMS Research

www.imsresearch.com

IMS Research was founded in 1989 and is now one of the leading suppliers of detailed, quality market research to the global electronics industry. The company publishes close to 100 reports annually, and sells to more than 40 countries worldwide. IMS Research's initial success as a provider of market research was heavily influenced by its close ties to the semiconductor industry.

Multimedia Research Group (MRG)

www.mrgco.com

Founded in 1990, Multimedia Research Group, Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California. MRG publishes market analyses of new technologies for the communications industries, and provides market intelligence and strategy consulting for its client companies.

Multimedia Research Group publications have a strong following in the United States and overseas, and its clients and customers include: AT&T, Apple, Compaq, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and Sarnoff Labs. Its publishing partner is Fuji-Keizai USA, New York, N.Y.

Yankee Group

www.yankeegroup.com

As the first independent technology research and consulting firm, Yankee Group is the most respected source of deep insight and counsel on the impact of global connectivity revolution on enterprises and consumers. Our expertise spans the technologies creating communications change, and the regions and industries affected by that transformation.

Frost & Sullivan

www.frost.com

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company's Growth Partnership Services and Growth Consulting services empower clients to create a growth-focused culture that generates, evaluates, and implements effective growth strategies. For nearly 50 years Frost & Sullivan has partnered with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30 offices on six continents.

Gartner

www.gartner.com

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 80 countries.

Ovum

www.ovum.com

At Ovum we fully understand convergence across telecoms, IT services and software. We invest heavily in researching what is happening in a market that is dynamic and full of risk and reward. We analyse the changes and identify the threats and opportunities ahead for our clients.

We work in a global market and that applies regardless of the size of your business. We have invested in offices that cover all major networks and support our worldwide client base. Our client relationships are founded on accessibility, responsiveness and good service. We have the highest client-retention rates in our industry and work hard to sustain these.