DSP Group CAT-iq 2.0 Chipset Powers Sagemcom Home Gateways With HD Voice

DSP Group

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced today that Sagemcom, a global high-technology group specializing in broadband, telecom and energy solutions, has selected DSP Group's CAT-iq 2.0 DECT chipset solutions for integration into Sagemcom's advanced home gateways (HGW) with HD voice capabilities.

Designed for world-leading operators, Sagemcom's next generation home gateways integrate DSP Group's DECT CAT-iq module, enabling delivery of HD voice and network services to home terminals like Sagemcom's D47 and D680 handsets, enabling easy pairing, shared phone book and call logs, multi-line services, firmware upgradability, and other advanced features.

DSP Group's CAT-iq 2.0 chipset is a single-chip solution based on the company's cutting-edge XceedR™ cordless chipset family. The highly integrated, small form-factor DECT CAT-iq module can be easily and cost-effectively integrated into diverse broadband residential gateways, and is provided with CAT-iq firmware and reference software features. This minimizes R&D costs and lowers time to market, while guaranteeing standards compliance.

"The design of DSP Group's CAT-iq module enabled us to optimize time to market by providing HD Voice and CAT-iq solutions to our customers, enhancing their overall quality of experience for voice services," said Ahmed Selmani, deputy CEO of Sagemcom Broadband. "We've also been able to leverage DSP Group's CAT-iq expertise to smoothly certify our devices as compliant with the latest CAT-iq standards," he concluded.

"We are very excited that Sagemcom strengthened our partnership by choosing our DECT solution for its advanced home gateways. This integration allows operators to improve their home offerings with fully-featured DECT CAT-iq-enabled home gateways and handsets," said Jan Abelev, Corporate Vice President of Product Management at DSP Group. "Moreover, by leveraging our seamless software upgrade to DECT-ULE (Ultra Low Energy), service providers adopting Sagemcom's solutions can further enrich their platforms with new value added services like home control and automation," 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, DECT 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. Leveraging industry-leading experience and expertise, DSP Group partners with CE manufacturers and service providers to shape the future of converged communications at home, office and on the go. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.

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About Sagemcom

French high-technology group with an international dimension, Sagemcom operates on markets of broadband (digital home, digital set-top box, broadband and residential terminals), telecom and energy (M2M, telecommunications infrastructure, smartgrid and metering), and management of documents (printing terminals, software and solutions, digital production workflow).

With a turnover of about 1.5 billion Euros, Sagemcom employs 4,600 people on five continents; already a European leader in most of its key markets, Sagemcom aims to become a world leader in high added value communicating terminals.

Sagemcom is strongly committed to sustainable development through the life cycle of its products: eco-design, energy consumption, ethical code of all its suppliers.

For more information: www.sagemcom.com

CONTACT: Orly Garini-Dil DSP Group, Inc. Tel: +1-408-240-6839 orly.garini@dspg.com www.dspg.com Aurore Chiquot Sagemcom Tel. +33 1 53 32 11 83 aurore.chiquot@linkrp.eu www.sagemcom.com

Source:DSP Group, Inc.