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Press Release

Etón Corporation and XM Satellite Radio

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 5, 2006 – Etón Corporation , the design-driven leader in radio and portable audio products, today announced an expanded product line-up incorporating XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading provider of satellite radio, to offer its 160-plus digital channels of choice from coast-to-coast; commercial-free music and premier sports, talk, traffic, comedy, children's and entertainment programming to Etón customers.

The expansion shall include introduction of a new table radio to be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show 2006 in Las Vegas. With the official launch in Q206, the new table top radio will offer AM/FM and XM Satellite Ready technology, providing an affordable and stylish home audio product. Further, the new Etón unit will incorporate XM’s newest expansion of the Connect-and-Play system, allowing users to easily add XM functionality to the unit via the external antenna and subscription.

“Etón offers an incredible range of innovative radios, and we are pleased that XM Satellite Radio is part of the Etón offering,” said Brian Shea, Vice President of Product Marketing and Distribution of XM Satellite Radio. “Etón’s radios offer superior sound quality, which is an ideal way to enjoy America’s largest playlist on XM.”

“Etón was among the first manufacturers last year to utilize XM Satellite Radio’s “Connect-and-Play” antenna platform announced at CES 2005, and we are enthusiastic to further expand our relationship with XM,” said Dr. E. A. Hozour, CEO of Etón Corporation. “Our commitment to impeccable design, superior sound, and access to world-class programming from anywhere around the town, the country, or the globe is further substantiated through our partnership with XM Satellite Radio.”

About Etón

Etón Corporation is the established leader in consumer electronics audio products, and is defined by its mission of “Re_Inventing Radio”. By always combining the latest in technology with sensible design, Etón offers an extensive array of products that speaks to three main categories: Design, Innovation and Necessity. Etón headquartered in Palo Alto, California has offices in Berlin, Germany and Toronto, Canada.

About XM Satellite Radio

XM is America's number one satellite radio service. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's lineup includes more than 160 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, plus premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information. XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 130 different vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit


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