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DSP Group Chipset Solution Powers iiNET's Innovative Budii(TM) Home Gateway, Home Smartphone and Tablet

DSP Group

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced today that its DCX DECT SoC and XpandR III multimedia chipset are both powering iiNET's Budii™ home gateway, home smartphone and tablet.

iiNET's Budii is a comprehensive NBN-ready entertainment and network hub, home smartphone, and tablet - all in one package. Budii features high-speed WiFi and seven Ethernet ports to provide consumers better connectivity than ever before in their homes. The future possibilities for its use in the home, combined with the ability to connect multiple devices from a single compact unit, make Budii an Australian-first innovation.

Budii is powered by DSP Group's DCX DECT SoC solution, which delivers DECT cordless telephony capabilities including HD voice, multi-handsets and a rich set of advanced features. The Budii home smartphone and tablet are both powered by DSP Group's XpandR III multimedia chipset solution, running Android OS.

DSP Group's cutting-edge DCX is a DECT SoC which delivers full home coverage, HD voice and ULE (Ultra Low Energy) support for home automation and monitoring with industry-leading cost/performance. Supporting multiple lines and handsets and featuring in-field software upgradability, DCX enables home gateway developers to rapidly bring to market products complying with the CAT-iq 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0 standards.

DSP Group's XpandR III multimedia chipset solution enables cordless communications and a full spectrum of multimedia applications for advanced home devices. The comprehensive solution includes a SoC that supports both Wi-Fi and DECT, and an accompanying software package.

"iiNET certainly benefits from the close cooperation with DSP Group, but the real winners are our customers, who can enjoy a fantastic device that is simple to use," said iiNET Chief Product Officer, Steve Harley. "Leveraging DSP Group's technology, Budii's capabilities make home life easier and ensure our customers get the most out of their existing and future technology," he concluded.

"We are very pleased that iiNET selected our DCX and XpandR III solutions for their home gateway, smartphone and tablet," said Yosi Brosh, VP Sales & Marketing South East Asia for DSP Group. "We're pleased to work so closely with a company like iiNET, which has a longstanding track record of providing consumers with advanced, high-performance, high-quality yet cost-effective communication devices," he continued.

About DSP Group

DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications. Delivering semiconductor system solutions with software and reference designs, DSP Group enables OEMs/ODMs, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers and service providers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating products with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT/CAT-iq, ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, HDClear™, video and VoIP technologies. DSP Group enables converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse mobile, consumer and enterprise products – from mobile devices, connected multimedia screens, and home automation & security to cordless phones, VoIP systems, and home gateways. For more information, please visit www.dspg.com

About iiNET

iiNet is Australia's second largest DSL Internet Service Provider and the leading challenger in the telecommunications market. Publicly listed on the ASX 200, the company is now valued at approximately $1 billion. iiNet employ more than 2000 inquisitive staff across three countries – 80 per cent of whom are employed to directly service to the company's 900,000 customers. iiNet maintains its own super-fast broadband network and supports over 1.7 million broadband, telephony and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services nationwide.

iiNet is committed to making it simple for all Australians to connect across both iiNet's own network and on the NBN. iiNet's vision is to lead the market with products that harness the potential of the Internet and then differentiate with award-winning customer service. For more information, please visit www.iinet.com.au.

CONTACT: Orly Garini-Dil DSP Group, Inc. Phone +1-408-240-6822 orly.garini@dspg.com www.dspg.com

Source:DSP Group, Inc.