SOURCE: Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications

March 01, 2010 08:00 ET

AVM Selects Ikanos Communications' Processors for Next-Generation Multimedia Home Gateways

Ikanos' Processors Enable Advanced Wireless Telephony, File Sharing and Multi-Channel HD IPTV Services Throughout Europe

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) -  Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that that AVM, Germany's leading manufacturer of broadband network equipment, has selected Ikanos' Fusiv® Vx180 communications processor for integration into its most advanced family of multimedia home gateways. The Ikanos-based FRITZ!Box family of home gateways will be deployed in Germany and throughout Europe in IP-enabled multi-service A/VDSL access networks, enabling advanced services such as digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT), dual-band concurrent 802.11n wireless LAN communications, network storage and multi-channel high-definition IPTV.

Ikanos' Fusiv Vx180 is a low-power, single-chip communications processor that incorporates a MIPS-based™ CPU core capable of 500 MHz processing speeds, digital signal processor (DSP)-based VoIP capabilities and security. The Fusiv Vx180 offers advanced processing power, wire speed performance and best-in-class quality of service (QoS), and it easily integrates with home networking technologies, such as MoCA™, Home PNA™, HomePlug® and 802.11a/b/g/n. This integration enables service providers to deploy new offerings, including IPTV, more cost effectively; allows consumer electronics manufacturers to network all types of entertainment, home automation, and security products throughout the house; and greatly simplifies consumers' purchasing and installation processes. Additionally, Vx180's advanced xDSL interface supports multi-mode A/VDSL capability, which reduces the cost and complexity of supporting hybrid ADSL and VDSL networks for service providers worldwide.

The FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7390 offers innovative Internet, telephone, multimedia and network solutions making it ideally suited to broadband applications such as video streaming and IPTV. By incorporating VDSL2, ADSL2+, WLAN N, DECT CAT-iq, IPv6 and gigabit network storage, the FRITZ!Box 7390 includes all functions vital for communication in one single device.

"Ikanos' Vx180 communications processor was the ideal choice for our next-generation of multimedia gateways," said Dr. Gerd Thiedemann, head of product management at AVM. "The processing performance coupled with broadband connections up to 100 Mbps is enabling FRITZ!Box home gateways to support both distribution and storage of personal content, such as digital files, photos and entertainment media."

"AVM is known for its innovative broadband communications equipment and their selection of the Vx180 communications processor further confirms the interoperability and performance of the Vx180 A/VDSL convergence platform," said Craig Garen, COO at Ikanos. "By working with AVM, and exceeding the strict requirements for mass deployment in Germany, Ikanos is advancing the development of intelligent home gateways and supporting the deployment of revenue-generating services in Germany and throughout Europe."

About AVM
Founded in 1986 in Berlin, AVM is one of the top two manufacturers of ADSL devices in Europe. With over 50 percent of the market share, it is the leading manufacturer in Germany, Europe's largest market. AVM has 425 employees and generated a turnover of EUR 200 million in the 2009 fiscal year. For more information, visit:

About Ikanos Communications, Inc.
Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The company's broadband DSLcommunications processors and other offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers. For more information, visit

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Cautionary Statement
All statements included or incorporated by reference in this press release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, assumptions and projections about future events related to our products, industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Important factors that may cause such a difference with respect to the deployment of AVM's FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7390 and the Fusiv Vx180 communications processors from Ikanos include, without limitation, market acceptance of the products, the ability of Ikanos and AVM to deliver timely all of the features required by carriers in each region in which the product will be sold, to generate and sustain consumer demand, and the ability to meet competitors' features and pricing. For a further discussion of the risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Ikanos' Annual Reports on Form 10-K and its most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Ikanos Communications cannot assure that the events and circumstances reflected in any forward-looking statements will be achieved or occur, nor does Ikanos Communications undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this press release.

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