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Aricent and Mindspeed Raise the Bar – Announce Launch of a High-Performing 20MHz Small Cell Reference Solution

  Aricent and Mindspeed Raise the Bar – Announce Launch of a High-Performing
  20MHz Small Cell Reference Solution

Aricent and Mindspeed Introduce an Integrated eNodeB Solution on the Transcede
 T3300 Baseband Processor Supporting 20 MHz LTE FDD and Throughputs of up to
                                   150 Mbps

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- February 25, 2013

The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, and
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), one of the leaders in small cell
technology, today announced the launch of a next generation, high-performing
metrocell reference design, supporting 20MHz LTE FDD and throughputs of up to
150Mbps. The companies have taken their existing relationship one step further
by integrating Aricent’s world class software stacks and Mindspeed®’s PHY
software with the Transcede® T3300 baseband processor, especially designed for
high performing small cell solutions.

"Operators are now demanding more from their small cells to effectively cater
to the ever increasing bandwidth demand from their consumers," said Pratyush
Dasgupta, vice president and head of wireless practice, at Aricent. "With more
than 50 LTE engagements, we have extensive experience and expertise in the LTE
domain and are pleased to partner with Mindspeed to develop this high
performance LTE small cell solution."

“Small cells are becoming a critical part of the network,” said Dr. Naser
Adas, senior vice president and general manager of the wireless business unit
of Mindspeed. “We are leading the small cell industry with the broadest,
future-proof portfolio of SoCs for small cells and a 63% share of the market
according to Infonetics Research. We are proud to be working with Aricent to
demonstrate a 20MHz small cell reference solution.”

Aricent continually invests in LTE, in areas like VoLTE, SON and LTE-A.
Aricent software finds presence in LTE devices commercially deployed by
operators in some of the most demanding markets across the world.

Mindspeed’s small cell SoC portfolio enjoys a leadership position in the
industry, in both commercial and technological terms. Mindspeed has 34 LTE
small cell design engagements and is one of the first small cell SoC companies
to have LTE systems commercially deployed. Recently, Mindspeed announced that
it has 63% share of the 3GPP small cell market according to Infonetics
Research data.

Mindspeed will be hosting small cell technology demonstrations for service
providers, OEM customers, press and analysts during Mobile World Congress 2013
at stand 7E.104 from February 25 - 28, 2013 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona,
Spain. Aricent will demonstrate an integrated LTE offering comprising of
eNodeB, EPC and a comprehensive VoLTE solution at the Aricent Group
Hospitality Suite in booth 2B104 in Hall 2.

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 the Aricent Group

The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that
helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the
connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of
Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the
Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that
seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering,
and systems integration. The client base includes communications service
providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device
makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company’s investors are
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta
Partners, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

For more information, please visit http://www.aricent.com. Follow the Aricent
Group on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/aricent.

Contact:

Mindspeed Contacts
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
Aricent Contacts
North America, Latin America, China, Australia, Europe & Middle East
Sonus PR San Francisco
Johnny Truong
+1 415-812-7888
or
India & Southeast Asia
Shashi Shekhar Pandey
Manager, Marketing
+91 783 829 1362
 
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