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CopperGate Co-Founder and VP David Baum to Speak at Worldwide HomePNA Technology Summit

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL and NEWARK, CA–(Marketwire – September 14, 2009) – Today, CopperGate Communications Ltd., the
Everywire Home Networking Company™, announced that co-founder and vice
president of worldwide marketing, David Baum, will join a stellar lineup of
speakers at the HomePNA Technology
to be held September 30 and October 1, 2009 in Houston, Texas.
Along with AT&T, Telefonica, Motorola, Cisco and other leading
communications companies, Baum will provide insight into current and future
developments about HomePNA technology, its applications and future. The
summit focuses on the HomePNA standard, which offers the best path for
distributing bandwidth-intensive entertainment and broadband applications
throughout the home using an existing wires approach.

The Summit, which is also being promoted by the FTTH Council, is co-located with the
2009 FTTH
Conference & Expo
, and will offer a wealth of information to broadband
carriers who recognize the tremendous business opportunity presented by
in-home networks.

Executive Quotes:

David Baum, Co-founder and Vice President of Worldwide Marketing,
CopperGate Communications

“CopperGate is proud to be a part of the HomePNA Technology Summit and to
be featured with the leading companies in telecommunications from around
the world talking about their experiences and how they remain competitive
in today’s demanding IPTV marketplace.”

“Broadband carriers across the globe are looking for ways to monetize the
in-home network of entertainment distribution and digital interactivity.
The HomePNA standard provides the highest performance and lowest costs for
delivering in-home networking and broadband access. I am pleased to have
the opportunity to share where the technology is going.”

Highlights / Key Facts:

--  Telcos that have deployed HomePNA have received higher fixed line
    retention, higher ARPU, and greater customer satisfaction. To date, the
    addition of CopperGate-enabled IPTV has generated more than $1 billion in
    new revenues for service providers.
--  When telcos want to get into IPTV and triple play, the technology they
    turn to most is HomePNA, the ITU-T based standard G.9954. Four out of the
    top five largest carriers in North America deploying IPTV have selected
    HomePNA. In a recent report, HomePNA 3.1 was ranked the most widely
    deployed IPTV solution amongst service providers worldwide.
--  HomePNA has helped service providers reduce installation costs by over
    $300 million.
--  David Baum has 17 years of experience in management and development of
    digital signal processing and data communications. Prior to co-founding
    CopperGate, David spent six years with Orckit Communications, a major
    developer of xDSL chips and solutions, as a senior SW and DSP engineer for
    the company's VDSL and ADSL projects. He oversaw Orckit Communications'
    interoperability tests with several ADSL vendors, and led the software team
    of the DSL LITE / G.Lite modem. David holds a B.Sc. degree cum laude in
    Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba,

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HomePNA Alliance

About HomePNA

HomePNA is an incorporated, non-profit association of industry-leading
companies including AT&T, Motorola and Cisco working together to create,
promote and certify multimedia home networking technology that operates
over existing wires. HomePNA technology operates over coax cables and phone
wires to deliver Internet Protocol (IP) services like IPTV, Voice over
Internet Protocol (VoIP) and data, often bundled by service providers as
triple-play services. Founded in June 1998, HomePNA members represent
cutting-edge international companies that span the networking,
telecommunications, hardware, software and consumer electronics industries.
For more information on HomePNA,
visit and the HomePNA blog.

About CopperGate

CopperGate Communications is the only company whose standards-based
chipsets enable carrier-class distribution of broadband digital content
over all three types of existing wires in the home: coax, phone, and power.
The company sells its technology to OEMs who build solutions for multimedia
home networking and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) broadband access markets.
CopperGate’s chips are used in set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical
network terminators and Ethernet bridges. CopperGate is headquartered in
Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in the United States, Taiwan, Korea, China,
and Japan. Please visit:

For Information:
CopperGate Communications
Michael Weissman
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