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Askey's Revolutionary Button Powered by DSP Group's ULE SoC

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, and Askey Computer Corp., a leader in Smart Home Solutions, announced today the launch of a new programmable button based on state-of-the-art ULE technology. The button allows service providers, operators and consumers to program the device in which it is integrated to support multiple use cases. Swisscom is the first telecoms operator to offer Askey’s button to its customers, as part of its new and innovative service allowing users to manage home Wi-Fi, control home lighting, and more – all by a press of a button.

ULE technology, the next generation technology for IoT applications, offers the advantages of superior range, video and audio support and long battery life. ULE products also benefit from a dedicated frequency band, which enables interference-free operation. Leveraging the DHX91 System-on-a-Chip (SoC), the new Askey button features ultra-low power consumption, extended range, simple installation and registration, and support for voice and visual security verification.

"We chose ULE for our new button due to its extended battery life, interference-free frequency bands, and long secure range," said Arthur Li, Product Director Smart Home at Askey. "With DECT already integrated into our gateways for wireless voice, it was a natural choice to upgrade to ULE. DSP Group's DHX91 is a perfect fit for our innovative button, offering the right combination of cost, performance, low power, and seamless integration with DSP Group’s DCX81 DECT/ULE home gateway solution,” he concluded.

“We are excited to cooperate with Askey, a market leader in Smart Home Solutions, following their choice of DHX91 of the ULE button,” said Raz Kivelevich-Carmi, VP marketing and business development, ULE Product line at DSP Group. “Our SoC features a high level of integration, superior range and low power consumption – making it the ideal solution for Askey’s advanced devices,” he continued.

The new button will be demonstrated in DSP Group’s private suite in the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6-9 in in DSP Group’s demonstration room in the Marriot Courtyard Hotel, located opposite the main CES halls. The demonstration is open to the public and to the media.
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The new button will be demonstrated at the Askey Booth at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6-9. The Askey Booth is located South Hall 3 and has the number 30258. The demonstration is open to the public and the media.

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 Askey
Founded in 1989, Askey Computer Corp. specializes in manufacturing communication devices and creating solutions and ecosystems for today’s demanding smart connected environments. Askey Computer Corp. is based in New Taipei City, Taiwan and has factories in Wu-Jiang, China.
For more information please visit: www.askey.com.tw

Contact: Tali Chen CVP Corporate Development Tel: +1(408) 240-6826 tali.chen@dspg.com

Source:DSP Group, Inc.