SAN JOSE, Calif. and NEUBIBERG, Germany, May 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group, Inc™. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, and Lantiq, a leading company in next-generation access and home networking technologies, jointly announced the successful completion of interoperability testing based on the CAT-iq 2.0 (Cordless Advanced Technology: Internet and Quality) specification.

Recently adopted as an industry standard, CAT-iq 2.0 ( http://www.cat-iq.org) is a key technology to enable advanced communications and infotainment applications driven by IP-based gateways in the digital home. The standard meets the requirement for widespread availability of fully interoperable home gateways, access points and cordless handsets to deliver the best user experience possible.

"Industry cooperation is essential for the success of the CAT-iq standard," said Brian Robertson, President of DSP Group. "We are pleased to collaborate with competing companies to ensure that third-party interoperability is not just a possibility but is actually achieved. The future of converged communications is about giving consumers more choices and flexibility and we are fully committed to continuous innovation to make this vision a reality."

The joint testing included interoperability between cordless handsets and residential gateways and demonstrated an excellent user experience of diverse telephony functions including phonebook management, synchronized call lists and multi-line support. DSP Group and Lantiq's silicon and software solutions are deployed in many IP telephony and gateway products, including xDSL, cable, xPON and office PBX, providing multi-line and multi-handset control, natural wideband voice and advanced data services.

"Interoperability is a significant milestone in bringing the CAT-iq 2.0 specification to market and is the key to the standard's success," said Ulrich Huewels, SVP and GM of Business Unit CPE of Lantiq. "Lantiq has an extensive background in interop testing with competitors through its carrier engagements in voice and DSL, and with CAT-iq, we continue to pursue this path to ensure the future success of industry's new standard. Lantiq reinforces its commitment through its investment in the technology by embedding CAT-iq in all of its residential xDSL and Ethernet-based gateway devices."

About DSP Group

DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, and with a growing share of the wireless home telephony market, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PSTN and VoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products – from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and connected multimedia screens – DSP Group proactively partners with CE manufacturers to shape the future of converged communications at home. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.

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About LANTIQ

Lantiq offers a broad and innovative product portfolio for next-generation networks and the digital home. The company has a global team of about 1,000 experts in Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific regions. The company is headquartered in Neubiberg just outside of Munich, Germany and specializes in broadband communications encompassing analog, digital and mixed-signal ICs along with comprehensive software suites. Lantiq is a fabless company and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers and in home networks in every region of the world. Further information is available at: www.lantiq.com
CONTACT:  DSP Group, Inc.          Orly Garini-Dil, Marcom Manager          +1-408-240-6822          orly.garini@dspg.com          www.dspg.com           Spicetree Communications          Monica Maron          Mobile: +972-54-5429529          monica.maron@spicetreecom.com          www.spicetreecom.com          Lantiq           Media Relations           Europe          Christoph von Schierstadt             +49 (089) 89899 7556             Mobile: +49 160 96901486             media-relations@lantiq.com          North America          Sarah LaLiberte            +1 978-502-8558             sarah.laliberte@lantiq.com          www.lantiq.com

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