TEXT-Binatone picks DSP's chipset for Motorola phone

Wed Mar 3, 2010 8:43am EST

(The following was issued by Israel's DSP Group (DSPG.O)):

March 3 - DSP Group, Inc.(TM) (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, and Binatone, a Motorola Official Licensee and a leading consumer electronics firm, announced today that Binatone has chosen DSP Group's XpandR chipset for its multimedia cordless home phone powered by Android(R).

The Motorola phone will be available Q3 2010 in the U.S. The Motorola HS1001 cordless phone offers Internet services such as e-mail and web browsing, via local Wi-Fi connectivity, and a touch screen interface with a virtual keyboard.

DSP Group's XpandR chip set, the world's only system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution supporting both Wi-Fi and DECT 6.0, powers cordless communications and a full spectrum of multimedia applications for the home phone.

"Binatone has always been a company run with an entrepreneurial spirit and thislatest Android launch, we believe is just the beginning of a larger trend towards more open consumer converged communications devices," says Dino Lalvani, Chairman of Binatone.

"Our partnership with DSP Group enables us to bring this innovative product quickly to market, while maintaining high standards of quality at an attractive price point."

"We are proud to be the first company to bring Android capabilities into the home phone," said Oz Zimerman, VP of Marketing at DSP Group. "Our partnership with Binatone Motorola enables us to bring the XpandR chip set to the center stage of home telephony offering a fully integrated and connected multimedia device that brings a smart phone user experience to the home phone."

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