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

Ikanos Enables Emerging Markets With New, Turnkey Reference Design for Home 
Gateways 
Expands ODM Partner Base With GIGABYTE Technology as the First to
Adopt the New Fusiv(R) Vx183-Based ADSL/VDSL2 Gateway Design 
FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/13 --  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(R) 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(R)-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(R) Vx183 VDSL2 reference design is offered in a compact and
cost-optimized form factor. The benefits of the Fusiv(R) 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(TM) 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(R) 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 www.ikanos.com. 
Copyright 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.  
Visit b2b.gigabyte.com for more information. 
Ikanos Media Contact: 
Gary Good
Trainer Communications
707-837-1718
Ikanos@trainercomm.com 
Investor Relations Contact:
MKR Group, Inc.
Todd Kehrli or Jim Byers
(323) 468-2300
ikan@mkr-group.com 
 
 
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