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DECT SoC From DSP Group Enables CAT-iq 2.0 in Orange's New Livebox(TM) Gateways

DSP Group

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group® (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, announced today that its state-of-the-art DECT/CAT-iq 2.0 DCX System-on-a-Chip (SoC) is integrated in Orange's recently-launched third generation gateways (Livebox Play and Livebox Pro).

DSP Group's DCX family of highly-integrated single-chip solutions cost effectively delivers full residence DECT coverage with multi-line, multi-handset support and crystal clear HD voice. The SoC is embedded with a certified CAT-iq 2.0 firmware, offering a rich set of advanced features, including phone book and call list synchronization.

The DCX SoC's in-field software upgradability allows providers to rapidly bring to market products complying not only with emerging standards like CAT-iq 2.1 and 3.0, but also with the DECT ULE (Ultra Low Energy) standard for home automation. DECT ULE support by residential gateways is forecasted to enable a vast market of Ultra-Low-Energy devices for home control, security and monitoring.

"DSPG's technology provides Orange customers with a best-in-class telephony experience: high definition sound quality, ease of use, seamless phonebook sharing between connected HD handsets, and an easy plug & play pairing experience," said Mr. Lionel Cler, Chief Marketing Officer Broadband Consumer at Orange.

"We are pleased that Orange made the strategic choice to integrate DECT in their new line of advanced home gateways, and are excited to cooperate with them in its development," said Mr. Ran Klier, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Europe and Americas at DSP Group. "Our DCX SoC solution is the ideal choice for Orange's home gateways, eliminating the need for an add-on dongle or analog phone connectivity for voice. With a high level of hardware integration and comprehensive software suite, DCX markedly enriches the home gateway offering," he concluded.

For more information on Livebox Play and Livebox Pro, visit Orange web site.

About Orange

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of 43.5 billion euros in 2012 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 31 March 2013, including 104,000 employees in France. Present in 32 countries, the Group has a total customer base close to 230 million customers at 31 March 2013, including 172 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.

With its industrial project, "conquests 2015", Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development.

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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

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

Source:DSP Group, Inc.