InterDigital, Mindspeed and Radisys Collaborate to Deliver Integrated Small Cell with Wi-Fi Solution

  InterDigital, Mindspeed and Radisys Collaborate to Deliver Integrated Small
  Cell with Wi-Fi Solution

    Integrated System Can Cut Carrier TCO in Half Compared to Traditional
                                 Architecture

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- February 20, 2013

InterDigital (NASDAQ: IDCC), Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), and
Radisys® (NASDAQ: RSYS) announced today that they will be demonstrating an
integrated Wi-Fi and LTE small cell solution at Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona later this month. The solution combines InterDigital’s Converged
Gateway, a licensed and unlicensed bandwidth management software with
carrier-proven Radisys TOTALeNodeB™ complete small cell software, all running
on Mindspeed®’s Transcede® dual-mode processor. The Transcede system-on-chip
(SoC) is a dual-mode device with designated headroom available for value-added
software, which fully supports both 3G/HSPA, 4G/LTE and Wi-Fi applications
from Radisys. This enables OEMs to efficiently develop small cell solutions
that combine HSPA, LTE and Wi-Fi in one access point.

Network operators are increasingly embracing cellular and Wi-Fi as
complementary technologies in delivering the ever-growing volume of data
through offloading cellular users onto Wi-Fi. As such, many operators are
deploying carrier Wi-Fi in significant volume today. But critically, for urban
deployments with metrocells, the total cost of ownership (TCO) is driven by
the number of nodes, as each requires power, backhaul, installation and site
acquisition. Having separate carrier Wi-Fi installations and small cell
installations to serve the same area doubles TCO compared to an integrated
unit that shares power, backhaul and installation.

InterDigital’s Converged Gateway software delivers a novel offloading and
traffic management solution by intelligently managing application data flows
across multiple physical transports or networks, and simultaneously enhances
the overall user experience. This enables synergies between cellular and Wi-Fi
by using advanced operator-controlled policies to combine, split or hand over
data streams based on contextual parameters, such as channel conditions,
content, user preferences, subscription plans, etc. This is fully compatible
with both 3GPP and 802.11 standards, and embodies the Small Cell Forum ISW
(Integrated Small Cell Wi-Fi) reference architecture.

“InterDigital’s innovation and technology leadership in the wireless industry
is contributing bandwidth management solutions for the HetNet, and helping
solve the bandwidth crunch for carriers while ensuring QoE for users,” said
Allen A. Proithis, Executive Vice President of InterDigital Solutions. “We are
pleased to partner with Radisys, an industry leader in the small cell protocol
stack and platform software, and Mindspeed, a leader in SoC, in delivering a
reliable industry solution that can address TCO issues for carriers in such a
compelling way.”

“Small cells represent one of the most exciting segments in wireless today,
and we are proud of our market-leading position,” said Dr. Naser Adas, Sr.
Vice President and General Manager of the wireless infrastructure business
unit at Mindspeed. “We are the only small cell SoC company commercially
shipping both 3G and LTE. Through this initiative with InterDigital and
Radisys, our dual-mode SoC enables a complete, triple mode ISW access point,
delivering the benefits of Small Cells and Wi-Fi in one system.”

“Radisys is pleased to be part of the next leap of HetNet innovation,” said
Todd Mersch, senior director product line management, Software and Solutions,
Radisys. “Efficient and cost effective deployment of multi-mode technologies
is key for operators for both capex and opex expenses. Radisys’ field deployed
3G and LTE multi-mode small cell software solution turns the HetNet concept
into the deployment reality for operators. In 2013, as multi-mode deployments
proliferate, operators will need policy driven control on their access assets
and we are pleased to be at the forefront of solving the HetNet deployment
challenge.”

The ISW software from InterDigital controls both Wi-Fi chipset and the
Mindspeed Transcede platform, integrating 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with LTE and
HSPA. It will work with all of Mindspeed’s small cell SoC products, scaling
from cost-effective residential systems to high-performance “metro cells” for
public access and dense urban deployment.

Recently, the Small Cell Forum and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) announced
that they will work together to intelligently integrate small cells and Wi-Fi
to improve quality of service, lower costs and simplify deployment. The Forum
is developing a reference architecture for ISW, building on the work in other
standards bodies to help operators define and deploy such integrated products.

By 2017, nearly 21 exabytes of mobile data traffic will be offloaded each
month to fixed networks by means of Wi-Fi devices and femtocells according to
predictions in the Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic
Forecast Update, 2012–2017.

About InterDigital^®

InterDigital develops fundamental wireless technologies that are at the core
of mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the
industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions
for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years
ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic
relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in
1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400^®
index.

InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc.

For more information, visit: www.interdigital.com.

About Mindspeed Technologies

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.

About Radisys

Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure
solutions for telecom, aerospace and defense applications. Radisys'
market-leading ATCA, MRF (Media Resource Function) and COM Express platforms
coupled with world-renowned Trillium software, services and market expertise
enable customers to bring high-value products and services to market faster
with lower investment and risk. Radisys solutions are used in a wide variety
of 3G & 4G / LTE mobile network applications including: Radio Access Networks
(RAN) solutions, wireless core network applications, Deep Packet Inspection
(DPI) and policy management; conferencing and media services including voice,
video and data, as well as customized mobile network applications that support
the aerospace and defense markets.

Radisys^® and Trillium^® are registered trademarks of Radisys. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

InterDigital, Inc.
Media and Investor Contact
Patrick Van de Wille
+1 858-210-4814
patrick.vandewille@interdigital.com
or
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.
Investor Relations:
Kevin Trosian
VP Business Development and Investor Relations
+1 949-579-3111
investor.relations@mindspeed.com
or
Media Contact:
Rupert Baines
VP Corporate Strategy and Marketing Communication
+44 1225 469 744
rupert.baines@mindspeed.com
or
Radisys
Media Contact:
Lyn Pangares
Director Corporate Marketing
+503-807-9069
Lyn.pangares@radisys.com
 
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