Ikanos Enables Emerging Markets With New, Turnkey Reference Design for Home Gateways

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Oct 22, 2013 -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, today introduced a new cost-optimized home-gateway reference design based on the Fusiv® Vx183 processor. The new design extends Ikanos' reach into the entry-level gateway segment, furthering its lead in gateway processors for both emerging and maturing markets. GIGABYTE Technology is the first to adopt the new design and provide a solution. The Fusiv®-powered home gateway will serve emerging markets in South America, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Asia, where carriers are deploying, or planning to deploy, FTTx with VDSL2 to upgrade current ADSL customers or to increase deployments of fixed-line broadband service in previously underserved areas. Ikanos is showcasing GIGABYTE's implementation of the turn-key design at Broadband World Forum 2013, held October 22 - 24, in Amsterdam.

The Fusiv® Vx183 VDSL2 reference design is offered in a compact and cost-optimized form factor. The benefits of the Fusiv® distributed offload architecture are maintained, allowing for best-in-class QoS, carrier-grade voice, and host processor power to manage value-added services and applications. Additionally, the new home gateway design will benefit from Ikanos' inSIGHT™ Broadband eXperience Manager (BXM), which runs on an offload processor independent of the host. inSIGHT gives consumers and carrier personnel an intuitive user interface that enables quick, local or remote resolution of noise interference and wiring problems such as improperly connected microfilters, wire cuts, or corroded wiring, minimizing the need for service calls or truck rolls, and resulting in lower carrier OpEx and an improved consumer Quality of Experience.

The GIGABYTE platform based on this design integrates the basic wired and wireless interfaces needed for entry-level gateway markets and includes options for more advanced features such as gigabit Ethernet and dual-band concurrent Wi-Fi. This enables GIGABYTE with fast time to market and the ability to support multiple carrier needs with a common platform.

"Ikanos is, once again, propelling growth in the market for residential broadband services," said Omid Tahernia, CEO of Ikanos. "Building on the breadth and maturity of our Fusiv® product family, we are uniquely able to deliver the performance and key feature set for gateways that will truly drive adoption of broadband in underserved and emerging markets. We're proud to expand our partner base with GIGABYTE in providing leading-edge broadband gateways to these markets."

Similar to all Ikanos gateway processors, the Vx183 implements mature, integrated ADSL and G.Vector-compliant VDSL2 technology that is fully interoperable with all major DSLAM equipment providers, ensuring the processor's adaptability for a wide range of gateway applications.

About Ikanos Communications, Inc.

Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The company's broadband DSL, communications processors and other offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world's leading network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers. For more information, visit

© 2013 Ikanos Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Ikanos Communications, Ikanos and the Ikanos logo, the Bandwidth without boundaries tagline, Fusiv, inSIGHT, Ikanos Velocity and Ikanos NodeScale are among the trademarks or registered trademarks of Ikanos Communications. All other trademarks mentioned herein are properties of their respective holders.

About GIGABYTE Technology Co., Inc.

GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers & Datacenter systems and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to "Upgrade Your Life" with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service.

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