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Ikanos and Atheros have developed a Fusiv-based reference platform that integrates VDSL2 technology with 802.11n draft 2.0 technology

July 25, 2007

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FREMONT, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Ikanos Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: IKAN - News), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast(TM) broadband solutions, and Atheros Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR - News), a leading developer of advanced wireless solutions, have jointly developed a Fusiv®-based reference platform that integrates VDSL2 technology with the new 802.11n draft 2.0 technology. This reference platform combines Ikanos' Fusiv Vx180, introduced as the industry's fastest integrated VDSL2 gateway processor, with Atheros' XSPAN(TM) 802.11n draft 2.0 solutions, the Wi-Fi market's most broadly adopted new-generation designs, to provide a high-performance, wireless-enabled, xDSL residential gateway reference platform for triple play applications.

The reference platform is a fully qualified solution that offers scalability and best-in-class performance. The Vx180 supports 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN) using less than one-half the processing power of comparable DSL platforms. This is accomplished by optimizing and running 802.11n drivers on Fusiv's distributed architecture, which includes a host CPU and multiple high-performance Accelerator Processors. Optimized for rich media services, Ikanos' Fusiv Vx180 is a single chip, multi-mode VDSL2 gateway processor, which provides up to 2.7 GHz of processing power, on-chip voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), virtual private network (VPN) security, routing and bridging, while supporting best-in-class quality of service (QoS) and wire speed performance.

"Ikanos' Fusiv product line offers the power and performance necessary to take full advantage of the high throughput delivered by Atheros' 802.11n draft 2.0 technology," said Michael Stauffer, director of marketing for the carrier business at Atheros.

Ikanos Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IKAN)

Atheros Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR)

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