SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 24, 2012) - WIZnet (, a global provider of TCP/IT chips and modules based on the open hardware platform, today announced the availability of WIZ820io, a new plug-in network module which makes it easier than ever for open hardware developers to implement high-speed Internet connectivity. A mass production microchip version of the product, the W5200 Ethernet PICtail™ (Plus) board, provides low-cost, 10/100Mbps, half/full duplex Ethernet connectivity for small devices.

"The Internet itself is the ultimate open-source platform and our new WIZ820io technology makes it easier than ever to interconnect a new generation of open hardware-based network appliances," said David Kim, VP of WIZnet. "Our low-cost, easy-to-use Internet offload technology provides a key to unlock this new era of openness."

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To download hardware schematics, drivers, information sheets, and quick start guides for the WIZ820io module and the W5200 Ethernet PICtail™ (Plus) board, to contact a distributor, or purchase the WIZ820io module online, please visit

About WIZnet
WIZnet, a private fabless semiconductor company founded in 1998, is a global provider of patented TCP/IT technologies for embedded internet devices based on the open hardware platform. WIZnet Technology is headquartered in San Jose CA. Other WIZnet offices are in Gyunggi-Do, Korea, Hong Kong, Eschborn, Germany, Bejing, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit

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