November 12, 2007 -- Conexant Systems, Inc., a provider of semiconductors for broadband communications, announced that it has accepted an invitation to join the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) as a "Promoter" member.
MoCA is an open, industry-driven organization focused on the distribution of digital video, data, and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. The organization's Promoter members are responsible for the overall direction of the alliance. Previously, Conexant was a MoCA Contributor class member and a participant in the formation and direction of new specifications.
"We are a strong advocate of MoCA, which is becoming an increasingly popular in-home networking choice by operators and service providers," comments Dan Artusi, president and chief executive officer of Conexant. "To further strengthen our industry-leading broadband communications and digital home portfolio, we are developing a chipset based on the next-generation MoCA 1.1 specification, which we expect to begin sampling to customers next year."
"Conexant is a recognized leader in semiconductor solutions for the digital home, and we are very pleased to have them as a Promoter member of our board," adds Charles Cerino, president of MoCA. "They have made significant technical contributions to the Alliance, and we believe the industry insights they can provide in their expanded role will be invaluable."
MoCA says its home networking technology provides consumers with a robust network backbone that enables the distribution of multiple streams of high-definition television (HDTV) programming. MoCA technology is aimed at broadband access equipment such as DSL and cable modems, broadband routers, and media devices that include set-top boxes, DVD players and recorders, and MP3 players. MoCA technology is designed to allow consumers to easily access and share multimedia content on any device connected to a home network.
Conexant specializes in DSL semiconductors, and claims to have shipped more than 250 million DSL ports to customers globally. The company's broadband access platforms include a portfolio of end-to-end solutions for DSL networks including those based on the industry's most recent VDSL2 standard. Fiber access solutions include the company's Xenon family of products for passive optical networking (PON) applications. The company also offers digital set-top box components and system platforms for satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV entertainment broadcasting networks. The company's product offering includes silicon tuners, demodulators, MPEG audio and video decoders, and dial-up modems for back-channel applications.