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DSP Group Receives Wi-Fi Alliance Certification for XpandR-III 802.11b/g/n Multimedia Reference Design

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSP Group®, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, has been awarded the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval for its XpandR® III multimedia reference design. The certification recognizes the reference design's compliance with IEEE radio standards 802.11b/g/n, including WMM® (Wi-Fi Multimedia™) quality-of-service (QoS) and WPA2™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) security programs.

The XpandR III 802.11b/g/n form-factor reference design for media and video phones is based on DSP Group's innovative XpandR III system-on-a-chip (SoC) for connected multimedia screens. Facilitating the cost-effective development of multimedia terminals, the XpandR multimedia chipset family is empowering the new wave of devices that are reshaping home and enterprise communications. Optimizing real-time communications with enhanced video telephony, XpandR powered the world's first Android-based wireless multimedia home phone, and is the only SoC solution supporting both Wi-Fi and DECT. Featuring a highly integrated, two-cores application processor with wireless connectivity, XpandR is a complete system solution for multimedia home terminals, multimedia home phones, tablet/media phones, and video phones.

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED is a program for testing products to the 802.11 industry standards for interoperability, security, easy installation, and reliability. WMM certification indicates a product's support for multimedia content over Wi-Fi networks, enabling them to prioritize traffic generated by different applications using QoS mechanisms. WPA2 certification indicates a product's ability to operate with strong security and privacy in personal and enterprise environments. Wi-Fi certification accelerates time to market, minimizes risk, and reduces OEM/ODM costs in developing Wi-Fi enabled devices for real-time video and voice applications.

"We are very pleased to have received the Wi-Fi Alliance stamp of approval for our XpandR III 802.11b/g/n reference design," said Oz Zimerman, Corporate VP of Marketing and Business Development at DSP Group. "The certification of our cutting-edge multimedia chipset solution will enable fast development of low-cost and secure devices for all our customers and will ensure robust, interoperable and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity for their devices."

About DSP Group

DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, and with a growing share of the wireless home telephony market, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PSTN and VoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products – from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and connected multimedia screens – DSP Group proactively partners with CE manufacturers to shape the future of converged communications at home. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.

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CONTACT: Orly Garini-Dil
         DSP Group, Inc.
         Tel: +1-408-240-6839
         orly.garini@dspg.com
         www.dspg.com

         Monica Maron
         Spicetree Communications
         Mobile: +972-54-5429529
         monica.maron@spicetreecom.com
         www.spicetreecom.com

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