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CopperGate to Speak at Smart Energy Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwire – August 31, 2009) – Smart Energy Conference — CopperGate Communications, Inc., the
Everywire Home Networking Company™, today announced that company
executive Michael Weissman, Vice President, North American Marketing, will
be a featured speaker at the Smart Energy West
Coast Conference
. Weissman will be part of a panel discussion on
Tuesday, September 1st called, “Powerline Communications, Applications for
Utilities, Smarter Grids.” During his presentation, Weissman will explain
how smart energy customers can leverage the entertainment networks
infrastructure to accelerate smart home initiatives. (Other panelists
listed below.)

Executive Quotes:

Michael Weissman, Vice President, North American Marketing, CopperGate:

“The future of home entertainment networking is G.hn. This new standard
will allow up to 1 Gbit/s of performance over coax, phone lines and
powerlines within the home. This exciting new standard is near final
standardization in ITU and is perfect for home entertainment networking
applications. Over the next 10 years, G.hn has the potential for one
billion PCs, TVs, routers, modems, set top and other consumer devices to be
deployed.”

“The smart energy industry will benefit greatly from leveraging home
entertainment networks based upon G.hn. These networks will already exist
in the home, will support low-cost, low bit rate, low power profiles for
smart energy and will enable new customer management applications.”

Highlights / Key Facts:

— The Smart Energy West Coast 2009 conference will create a platform
for utilities, technology vendors and government and municipal managers
to find solutions for the West Coast’s energy and technological
demands. The conference will touch on issues such as how to gain
interoperability through collaboration, effective cyber-security,
governmental regulations, corporate carbon footprints, and putting the
meter data to work and net-metering. AMI for sub-metering will be a key
focus area within the conference as well as the smart grid advancement
initiatives.

— Panel Discussion: Powerline Communications Applications for
Utilities – Smarter Grids Chairman: Chris Graham-Fielding, Director
Smart Grids, Freedom Digital Networks & UPA Smart Grid Working Group
Chairman, CA

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
John J. Joyce, President and CEO, Ambient Corporation, MA

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Michael Weissman, Vice President, North American Marketing, CopperGate, CA

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Venkat Shastri, CEO, PCN Technology, CA

— CopperGate is the only company that provides standards-based chipsets
to enable carrier-class distribution of broadband digital content over all
three types of existing wires in the home: coax, phone, and power.
CopperGate’s chips are used in set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical
network terminators and Ethernet bridges deployed by four of the top five
telcos in North America who are deploying IPTV. CopperGate is leading the
way in Home Entertainment
Networks
with solutions for IPTV
Solutions
,
Triple Play Services
, or Whole
Home DVR
.

— G.hn, the working name for the ITU-T recommendation G.9960, is a new
home networking standard designed to enable the connected home. It is the
only proposed home networking standard with a unified solution for
delivering IP traffic across AC powerlines, coax cables and phone lines.
The new standard is the only one for performance improvements up to three
times the existing standards available today.

— G.hn will enable consumer electronic devices such as TVs, set-top
boxes, video download equipment, media storage solutions and gaming devices
to connect with personal computers and home networking equipment such as
routers, wireless access points, Internet gateways, Optical Terminal
Networks (ONTs) and iNIDs.

— Bio: Michael Weissman, Vice President, North American Marketing,
CopperGate, has over 20 years of high technology management experience.
Previously, Weissman was CEO of a venture-backed start-up; advised over 50
leading technology companies including Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Intel and
Qualcomm; and managed a $680 million business unit for Canon. Weissman is
co-author of the Amazon business bestseller The Paradox of Excellence which
appeared in Harvard Business Review and Fast Company magazine. He holds a
B.S. in BA from Babson College and an MBA from UC Irvine. Weissman is also
on the board of the HomeGrid Forum.

Links / URLs to Learn More:

CopperGate Communications – http://www.copper-gate.com

Smart Energy Conference –
http://www.spintelligent-events.com/sewc2009/en/index.php

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: http://www.copper-gate.com.

CopperGate and CopperGate Communications, the Everywire Home Networking
Company and the CopperGate Emblems are trademarks or registered trademarks
of CopperGate in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks
mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

For Information:
CopperGate Communications
Michael Weissman
510.656.8500
Email Contact

Rainier Communications
Karen Quatromoni
508-475-0025 x150
Email Contact