CopperGate opens China office

October 29, 2007 -- The company is a provider of HomePNA 3.1-based IP over Coax silicon technology.

October 29, 2007 -- CopperGate Communications has opened a representative office in China. The company is a provider of chipsets for enabling the distribution of high-speed IP data throughout residences and multi-dwelling units over their existing wires. The new office will provide local support to designers using the company's CopperStream chipset platform. The chipsets are integrated into products from several OEMs based in the region.

"CopperGate's HomePNA 3.1-based IP over Coax technology provides an excellent solution for both MDU access and multimedia home networking applications being deployed by service providers in the region today," comments Rami Kopelman, VP of business development at CopperGate. "We are excited with the amount of interest and design activity we are seeing in China and have established the new office to better serve and support our customers."

According to a press release, the new office is managed by Kening Chuang, CopperGate's representative in China, and is located at 20F, Zhongda Square, 989 Dongfang Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 200122, China. "CopperGate has already established its position as a leader in the digital entertainment home networking market," says Chuang. "We are now moving forward to repeat this success in the rapidly growing market for broadband access solutions in MDUs."

The CopperStream chipset, which has been in volume production for over three years, is intended for integration into a number of products aimed at cable service providers. Such products enable the provisioning of triple-play services such as IPTV / VoD, broadband Internet access and VoIP to apartments in MDUs. The chipsets are also integrated into residential gateways, set-top boxes, Fiber ONTs, Ethernet bridges, and other equipment being deployed in volume by service providersto distribute IPTV within the home.

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