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Ikanos Communications

Ikanos Communications

September 07, 2009 08:00 ET

Ikanos and DSP Group Demonstrate Multi-Service Residential Gateway With DECT Base Station Capabilities

PARIS--(Marketwire - September 7, 2009) - Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today announced that it has joined forces with DSP Group, Inc.™ (NASDAQ: DSPG) to demonstrate a reference design for a multi-service residential gateway with fully integrated Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) capabilities. The DECT/CAT-iq Module from DSP Group, a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, combined with Ikanos' Fusiv® Vx180 integrated gateway processor, is designed to enable network equipment manufacturers to quickly bring to market a platform that supports cordless telephony as a part of a residential gateway offering.

"One of the important differentiators in the newest-generation of residential gateways is integrated cordless telephony," said Mitch Kahn, vice president of Corporate Development at Ikanos. "As service providers seek to deliver more value-added offerings, built-in DECT communications is necessary. The offering from DSP Group and Ikanos can help manufacturers deliver products with this capability more quickly than ever before."

The reference design includes the Ikanos Fusiv Vx180 gateway processor and DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq Module. The Fusiv Vx180 device combines Ikanos' industry leading VDSL2 customer premises equipment (CPE) PHY and its widely deployed Fusiv network processor architecture into a power and space optimized chipset that supports all key types of DSL technology, including ADSL, ADSL2+ and VDSL2. The Fusiv Vx180 also combines accelerator processor (AP) engines for data path functions with a MIPS-based™ CPU core, resulting in the preservation of host CPU processing power for enabling powerful value-added applications.

DSP Group's DECT/CAT-iq Module enables superior voice coverage and wideband audio (HD voice). Based on DSP Group's single-chip architecture, the low-cost and small form-factor cordless base station module can be integrated into broadband residential gateways, such as integrated access devices (IAD), set-top boxes (STBs), IP office PBXs and passive optical network (PON) modems. DSP Group's DECT chipsets are CAT-iq 2.0 compliant and support all worldwide digital cordless technologies.

"The combination of Ikanos' Vx180 chipset and our DECT/CAT-iq Module into one system will give network equipment manufacturers a competitive edge when developing a fully-featured multi-service residential gateway," said Oz Zimerman, corporate vice president of Marketing at DSP Group. "The integrated reference design delivers the performance and flexibility that is required by manufacturers for developing gateways that meet the needs of service providers around the world."

The reference platform from DSP Group and Ikanos is being shown at Broadband World Forum Europe 2009.

About DSP Group

DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, and with a dominant share of the wireless home telephony market, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PSTN and VoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products -- from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and broadband multimedia screens -- DSP Group proactively partners with CE manufacturers to shape the future of converged communications at home. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.

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 multi-mode VDSL2/ADSLx, network processor 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 www.ikanos.com.

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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, estimates and projections about our 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 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 commercial and technical success of the Vx180 gateway processor for the multi-service residential gateway integrated with the DECT/CAT-iq Module from DSP Group, include without limitation, market acceptance of the product as designed, the adoption of integrated DECT-based gateways as a means for enhancing cell phone and cordless phone coverage, the timely delivery of features required by carriers and consumers in each region in which the product will be sold, and the ability to meet competitors' 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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