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CopperGate Unveils HomePlug(R) AV CG2110 Chipset

GENEVA and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL–(Marketwire – October 5, 2009) – Today, CopperGate Communications Ltd., the
Everywire Home Networking Company™, announced its HomePlug® AV CG2110
Chipset for the delivery of demanding video, audio, data, and voice
applications over powerlines. The CopperGate chipset offers service
providers and CPE equipment manufacturers a cost-effective, reliable, and
easy method for the distribution of high-definition multimedia
entertainment, including triple-play services and IPTV throughout a home.
Today’s announcement also makes CopperGate the first semiconductor company
to support multiple home networking standards (HomePNA for coax and
phoneline and HomePlug AV for powerline).

Executive Quotes:

Michael Weissman, Vice President, North American Marketing:

“Using existing wires is the smartest way to network a home. Now,
CopperGate can deliver digital broadcast content over every wire inside the
home — coax, phone lines and now with the HomePlug AV CG2110 — electrical
wiring in the home.”

“The CopperGate HomePlug AV CG2110 chipset delivers excellent throughput at
an aggressive price. It is an excellent solution for European service
providers who want to provide IPTV solutions over powerline. The solution
works well streaming YouTube and Hulu content, downloading Netflix videos,
serving IPTV media content, connecting home computers or game consoles and
efficiently enabling VoIP throughout the entire home network.”

“Our HomePlug AV chipset is the first step in building our powerline
business, and is especially important as we prepare for the next generation solutions that are due to arrive in 2010. Experience in HomePlug will
help CopperGate become the leader in by adding powerline expertise to
our strong coax and phone know-how.”

Highlights / Key Facts

--  The CopperGate HomePlug AV CG2110 Chipset is a high-performance
    solution, providing up to a 200 Mbps physical layer (PHY) bit rate, and up
    to 110 Mbps effective throughput. The chipset is optimized to stream high
    and standard definition TV (HDTV and SDTV), VoIP, and other applications
    that are highly time-sensitive and require low latency.
--  CopperGate HomePlug AV CG2110 Chipset offers the simple plug-and-play
    installation of a complete in-home network, eliminating technical support
--  The CG2110 Chipset contains an integrated HomePlug AV media access
    control (MAC) and PHY transceiver that interfaces with an external
    integrated analog front end (AFE). The chipset implements OFDM, channel
    adaptation, FEC, and noise mitigation schemes.
--  The CopperGate HomePlug AV CG2110 Chipset is fully compliant with the
    HomePlug AV 1.1 specification and coexists with HomePlug 1.0.
--  CopperGate also offers a comprehensive reference design kit based
    around the HomePlug AV CG2110 Chipset to enable rapid time-to-market.

Links/Urls to learn more:

HomePlug Powerline Alliance

HomePlug AV –
IPTV Delivery Over Powerlines

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,
Japan, and Brazil. Please visit:

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
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Rainier Communications
Karen Quatromoni
508-475-0025 x150
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