Ikanos' VDSL2 Gateway Solutions Ship in Gemtek's Triple Play Residential Gateway

Comprehensive Solution Qualified by a Major North American Carrier

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Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading developer and provider of Fiber Fast™ broadband solutions, today announced that Gemtek Technology Co. Ltd., an original design manufacturer (ODM) based in Taiwan, is now shipping a full featured triple play residential gateway that uses Ikanos' VDSL2 CPE and Fusiv® processor silicon and residential gateway software suite. Gemtek's WVDK-105G is being offered to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide and has been qualified by a major North American carrier.

"Ikanos gave us a significant timetomarket advantage by offering us its industryleading silicon solutions paired with its residential gateway software suite," said Howard Chen, Gemtek's president and CEO. "By combining a comprehensive hardware and software solution, Ikanos provided us with the necessary framework to quickly bring to market a triple play residential gateway that meets the needs of carriers worldwide."

The Fusiv Vx gateway processors use Ikanos' distributed architecture to offload switching, routing and firewall functions to onchip Accelerator Processors. This unique architecture enables wire speed performance across all local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) interfaces. By offloading these tasks from the host central processing unit (CPU), the majority of the Fusiv Vx host CPU processing power is available for Gemtek's applications. The highly integrated processor provides an unparalleled integration of full chain voice processing, signaling and network protocol processing on a single chip for the development of triple play gateways.

Ikanos' residential gateway software suite is a comprehensive, featurerich solution for triple play residential gateways. The combination of Ikanos' software and Fusiv processors offers ODMs, like Gemtek, a means for quickly developing multiple products, such as security gateways, VDSL2 triple play and ADSL2+ gateways, and routers.

Ikanos' Linuxbased residential gateway software suite includes:

- Fast path code using Accelerator Processors for wirespeed packet processing across LAN and WAN interfaces;
- Fast path code for WLAN packet processing;
- Clean application programming interface (API) for making use of Accelerator Processors;
- Linux kernel including networking stack;
- Complete voice chain support of various codecs;
- Fax over IP (T.38);
- Voice framework with a welldefined API for ease of integration;
- Flowbased quality of service (QoS) framework to ensure priority for rich media traffic; and
- Peripheral drivers.

"We are pleased to be providing Gemtek with what we believe is the industry's most advanced residential gateway software and silicon offering," said Dean Westman, vice president and general manager of Ikanos' Gateway Products Group. "Ikanos continues to encourage faster deployment of advanced broadband voice, video and data services by developing innovative solutions that are reducing development times for ODM partners worldwide."

About Gemtek

Gemtek, the worldleading provider of wireless broadband solutions, offers a wide range of solutions from residential to business. On the strength of technological excellence, Gemtek has earned the reputation for delivering highperforming and solidly reliable wireless solutions.
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