Service Providers deploying gateways based on the new platform can dramatically increase revenue streams by offering new services for home subscribers
Neubiberg, Germany, and San Jose, CA October 09, 2007 - Infineon Technologies (FSE/NYSE: IFX) and Jungo Ltd., today announced a partnership to deliver production-ready, carrier-grade reference designs for the multi-service residential gateway market. The partnership enables customers to offer complete solutions for operator-specific products based on a pre-integrated, carrier-ready software platform from Jungo and Infineon's communications chips. Furthermore, it also helps significantly reduce the customer's time-to-market by shortening in-house design by up to 50 percent. The new design is available for ADSL2/ 2+ and VDSL solutions.
"This cooperation with Jungo, the market leader in embedded software for residential gateways, will enable our customers to bring their products faster to market and leverage the silicon's value and capabilities", said Christian Wolff, Senior Vice President of the Communication Solutions business group and General Manager of the Wireline Access business unit at Infineon. "Furthermore this partnership will help, complete our offerings in the residential gateway market and additionally strengthen our business."
"Jungo's vision of the 'digital home' is one where the operator offers a plethora of managed value-added-services. By delivering managed easy-to-use targeted services, the provider can both retain and reclaim the customer relationship, and maximize the revenue potential of the subscriber base," said Ofer Vilenski, Jungo's CEO. "Jungo and Infineon are helping operators drive this vision," he commented.
Infineon is focusing on three key areas of business: Energy Efficiency, Communications and Security. The company plan to grow in these areas and strengthen existing businesses. This partnership contributes positively to Infineon's CPE-business and growth in the Communications area.
About the platform offerings
The gateway design is targeted at OEMs developing carrier grade CPE that can offer high-performance, next generation multi-service gateways. Service Providers deploying gateways based on the new platform can increase revenue streams by offering new revenue-generating services such as IPTV, video surveillance and Video on Demand (VoD).
The new reference design, for ADSL2/2+ (using Infineon's Danube IAD-on-a-Chip solution) and VDSL (using the TwinPass-VE and the Vinax-CPE), offers a wide range of popular services and functions, including IPTV, home media distribution, WLAN, firewall, VoIP, remote file access and parental control. This robust functionality gives gateway manufacturers the flexibility they need for rapidly developing market-specific products such as triple-play residential gateways, DSL, integrated access devices (IADs), wireless access points, voice and Private Branch exchange (PBX) gateways, VPN routers and home storage routers.
About Jungo's OpenRG(TM)
Jungo's OpenRG(TM) software for residential gateways enables delivery of innovative, usable and manageable value-added services to the evolving digital home, while minimizing the Operator's support cost and VAS time-to-market. OpenRG supports all popular home networks and access networks, and includes high-performance feature-rich VAS enablers, such as QoS, VoIP, Firewall and Remote management, as well as a growing set of value-added services. Millions of Jungo-based gateways are deployed worldwide. Operators deploying Jungo-powered gateways can rapidly and easily introduce new value added services that drive revenues and increase ARPU.
Jungo Ltd., an NDS Group company, is a provider of broadband home value-added service solutions. Jungo's flagship products, OpenRG(TM) (residential gateway software platform) and OpenSMB(TM) (small and medium business gateway software platform) enable broadband Operators to deliver managed revenue-generating services to the digital home.
Jungo also offers extensive connectivity software solutions for USB and PCI, including WinDriver(TM), a driver development toolkit that enables developers to quickly create custom device drivers that can run on a multitude of operating systems without modification, and USBware(TM), a complete, high-quality embedded USB software protocol stack, allowing device manufacturers to easily incorporate standard USB OTG/Host/Device connectivity in their designs.
To find out more about Jungo Ltd. and our products, please visit www.jungo.com
NDS Group plc (NASDAQ: NNDS), a majority owned subsidiary of News Corporation, supplies open end-to-end digital technology and services to pay-television platform operators and content providers. See nds.com for more information about NDS.
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, communications and security. In fiscal year 2006 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 7.9 billion (including Qimonda sales of Euro 3.8 billion) with approximately 42,000 employees worldwide (including approximately 12,000 Qimonda employees). With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the US from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX).
Further information is available at www.infineon.com.