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Mindspeed and DSP Group Introduce DECT ULE-Powered Gateway Solutions to Market

DSP Group

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, today announced a collaboration with Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., (Nasdaq:MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, to introduce DECT-ULE across Mindspeed's Comcerto® 2000 family of processors, which target home gateways and other network applications.

Devices incorporating DECT technology for home monitoring and automation are already widespread with more than 500 million homes utilizing this wireless standard today. DECT-ULE, a low power consumption radio technology based on the DECT standard, is ideally suited for home automation and other Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications and provides numerous advantages over other radio technologies. Notably, DECT-ULE best-in-class features include interference-free spectrum, long range, low cost, easy installation, and ultra-low power consumption with no compromise on audio or telephony performance. DECT-ULE provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to other competitive solutions and leverages DECT's reliability and large installed base of households using it for telephony and monitoring today.

In the framework of the initiative between the two companies, Mindspeed®'s Comcerto 2000 communications processor will integrate DSP Group's DECT-ULE hardware and software solutions. The joint solution will meet and exceed the requirements of the advanced gateway market, offering sophisticated telephony and home automation features that meet next-generation CAT-iq and ULE standards.

"Our collaboration with DSP Group will measurably strengthen our gateway offering," said Marco E. Bello, Executive Director of Marketing and Product Management in Mindspeed's Communications Processors Business Unit. "We are ready to provide our customers with a complete hardware reference design and software. Comcerto 2000 is an ARM® Cortex™-A9 powered solution that is ideal for running OSGI or Android™, which with DSP Group's DECT-ULE solution on board, will enable a new class of broadband subscriber services including home automation, security, energy management and e-healthcare."

"We are pleased that Mindspeed has strengthened our relationship by integrating our DECT-ULE solution into its gateway processors," said Jan Abelev, Corporate Vice President of Product Marketing for DSP Group. "Now, providers adopting Mindspeed's Comcerto 2000 will be able to enrich their HD telephony offerings by including wireless home automation solutions utilizing superior DECT-ULE technology," he concluded.

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 Mindspeed

Mindspeed Technologies (Nasdaq:MSPD) is a leading provider of network infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry. The company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) mobile networks. The company's high-performance analog products are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video transport systems. Mindspeed's products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. To learn more, please visit www.mindspeed.com. Company news and updates are also posted at www.twitter.com/mindspeed.

CONTACT: Orly Garini-Dil DSP Group, Inc. Tel: +1-408-240-6822 orly.garini@dspg.com Kevin Trosian Mindspeed VP, Corporate Development and Investor Relations Tel: +1 949-579-3111 investor.relations@mindspeed.com

Source:DSP Group, Inc.