Methode Electronics, MaxLinear, LEA Networks launch new platform

dataMate, a business unit of Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global developer and manufacturer of custom engineered and application-specific products and solutions, MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a provider of mixed-signal integrated circuits for the broadband market, and LEA Networks, a principal provider of home networking, has announced a new fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp) platform designed to dramatically lower the cost of delivering gigabit broadband services for service providers, the company said.

The Methode micro-DPU is the first single-port “distribution point unit” in the market that allows service providers to natively leverage existing twisted pair or coaxial cable infrastructure in their fiber deployments, which significantly reduces installation costs and guarantees a gigabit broadband experience in both upstream and downstream directions. is an ITU networking standard that delivers data rates up to 2 Gbps and can operate over a variety of copper media. Multiple service providers today rely on technology to deliver broadband services to millions of users in North America, Europe and Asia.

dataMate is a tier-one manufacturer of high-performance pluggable products in all of the most prevalent form factors. Learn more at

Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Further information can be found on Methode´s Web site

MaxLinear is a provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. It is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, visit

LEA Networks is a worldwide provider of xDSL/ splitters and filters, Power Line Communication (PLC), Power over Ethernet (PoE), Reverse Power Systems, and lightning protection and connectivity solutions for the telecommunication industry. The company researches, designs, markets, and distributes a wide range of standard and custom products, which have been deployed by over 150 carriers worldwide. Headquartered in Paris, France, LEA Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of HF company (Euronext: HF). More information is at