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Howdens and DSP Group Showcase IoT/ ULE Enabled Appliances at CES 2018

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications announced that its customer Howdens Joinery, a leading manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens and appliances, will be showcasing a live demonstration of Howdens innovative IoT-enabled kitchen featuring several connected kitchen appliances Powered by DSP Group.

Howdens announced its innovative connected kitchen initiative in early 2017 in direct response to consumer demand for IoT-enabled appliances for the home. Recognizing that strong partnerships in this area would help the company best bring connected kitchens to market securely, reliably, quickly and affordably, Howdens partnered with Cloud of Things, the premier connected device management company for its consumer IoT products and is using its DeviceTone™ family of IoT gateways featuring native Ultra Low Energy (ULE) support, which are based on DSP Group’s ULE chipset solution.

“Consumers want enhanced customer experience in every aspect of their lives, and this is even being seen in the kitchen,” commented Glen Isaacs, Director of Innovation and Strategy at Howdens. “Appliances such as connected ovens and stoves can improve consumer experiences, giving a new approach to everything from energy management to installment, repair and maintenance. ULE enables us to give our customer reliable technology that works in any environment due to the range and interference free spectrum band. We are extremely excited to partner Cloud of Things and DSP Group about the possibilities the future of the connected kitchen holds.”

“We are very excited to expand our cooperation with Howdens and include ULE also in their enabled appliances” said Tali Chen, Corporate Vice President Corporate Development & Chief Evangelist, at DSP Group. “The integrated ULE technology provides Howdens with unparalleled range coverage, especially important in the UK, where building structure and material are especially challenging for connected products. ULE has proven itself to be the technology of choice for IoT solutions at home and a unifying force in the home automation market.”

DSP Group’s ULE solution is based on its DHAN-S module which uses the DHX91 chipset and is designed to work easily with even the smallest smart home nodes. The module serves as either a wireless connectivity channel for applications running on an external microcontroller unit, or as a standalone solution with the DHX91 internal ARM926®processor for smart device hibernation features.

All this allows IoT applications to benefit from extremely long battery life, which can allow battery-operated devices to run for years, as well as advanced functionality compared to most smart devices on the market. DSP Group’s ULE technology also offers outstanding range and robust and secure RF channels, making it an ideal solution for IoT ecosystems.

See the DSP Group Connected Kitchen at CES 2018

CES 2018 is being held in Las Vegas, January 9 – 12 , 2018. You can visit DSP Group at the Marriott Courtyard For media or customers interested in meeting with representatives from DSP Group or its partners, please contact info@dspg.com

About Howdens
Howdens Joinery is the UK's largest manufacturer and supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products. For more information, visit http://www.howdenjoinerygroupplc.com/.

About Cloud of Things
Cloud of Things (CoT) is a technology pioneer focused on making IoT easy for businesses. The CoT DeviceTone™ is the only complete and ready-to-run “connect, manage, enable” IoT solution that instantly connects any device to any cloud. We empower customers with agility, flexibility and scale, making it incredibly simple to deliver IoT solutions to market today. For more information, visit www.cloudofthings.com.

About DSP Group
DSP Group®, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications. Delivering semiconductor system solutions with software and hardware reference designs, DSP Group enables OEMs/ODMs, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers and service providers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating products with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT/CAT-iq, ULE, Wi-Fi, PSTN, HDClear™, video and VoIP technologies. DSP Group enables converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse mobile, consumer and enterprise products – from mobile devices, connected multimedia screens, and home automation & security to cordless phones, VoIP systems, and home gateways. Leveraging industry-leading experience and expertise, DSP Group partners with CE manufacturers and service providers to shape the future of converged communications at home, at the office and on the go. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.

Contact:
Tali Chen
CVP Corporate Development & Chief Evangelist
DSP Group, Inc.
Tel: +1(408) 240-6826
tali.chen@dspg.com

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