Ikanos, picoChip Team Up
FREMONT, Calif., and BATH, UK -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home, and picoChip today announced a strategic relationship to advance the integration of smart mobile devices into the home network. Together, picoChip – a leading provider of femtocell technology products that enable new types of cellular communications service – and Ikanos are making possible single box multiservice gateways that support the integration of smart mobile devices into the home network. These products will enable improved cellular coverage and will enhance the mobile broadband experience with the delivery of rich media content, such as video to the wireless handset.
Sagemcom, one of Europe’s leading developers of advanced broadband communications equipment, has selected the Ikanos and picoChip-based femtocell/xDSL gateway for worldwide deployments. The next-generation single box gateway – Sagemcom’s BroadW@ve 4704 – combines Ikanos’ advanced A/VDSL Fusiv communications processor and picoChip’s robust PC302 picoXcell™ baseband system-on-chip (SOC), and is currently in field trials with several leading service providers. Sagemcom will unveil the BroadW@ve 4704 during Mobile World Congress February 15-18, 2010, in Barcelona.
“Integrated femtocell-xDSL gateways are the future of cellular and home interconnectivity,” said Eric Rieul, Sagemcom’s director of energy and telecom business unit. “Ikanos and picoChip are enabling us to quickly bring to market the next-generation of advanced femtocell gateways, which are capable of meeting our service providers’ stringent requirements, while increasing access to broadband mobile services and reducing the proliferation of multiple boxes in the home.”
Ikanos Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IKAN)