ViXS Ships over 1 Million Chipsets Designed for MoCA 2.0 into DOCSIS 3.0 Broadband Networks

ViXS XConnex™ 1000 and 1030 MoCA 2.0 Ready Chipset Shipping on Networked Cable DOCSIS 3.0 Modems with Major North American Cable MSO

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer and leader in media processing silicon solutions, announces today that the XConnex 1000 MoCA RF and XConnex 1030 MoCA MAC / PHY chipset solution will ship its 1 millionth unit this month, making it the largest volume shipment of a MoCA 2.0 ready standalone solution in advance of the official certification.  Though industry MoCA 2.0 test fixtures did not become available until December 2013, ViXS designed its MoCA 2.0 ready chipset such that it could be deployed in the field as a full MoCA 1.1 solution earlier this year, well in advance of the official certification.  With the certification set, the upgrade of existing field deployed MoCA 1.1 products to the full MoCA 2.0 standard is initiated through built-in advanced networking capabilities. ViXS is presently engaged with its customers to remotely upgrade field deployed boxes to full MoCA 2.0 capabilities through 2014.

ViXS embarked on its MoCA 2.0 development in advance of the formal certification and architected a product family based upon customer requests. Important criteria for customers choosing ViXS' MoCA based solutions over incumbent suppliers included the requirements to be lower cost, to manage power consumption effectively for very confined and small footprint devices, to have a lower overall chip count and to have lower bill of material, in addition to having a pin and plug-in compatible MoCA 1.1 and MoCA 2.0 hardware solution.  Based upon ViXS surpassing the 1 million shipment mark so quickly, ViXS believes it has met all of its customers' expectations.

"We are delighted to have reached this major corporate milestone in our company's history and to be at the forefront of MoCA 2.0 solutions roll out", said Sally Daub, President and CEO ViXS Systems Inc.  "The ability to offer MoCA solutions both as integrated technology and as standalone chip sets uniquely positions ViXS strategically for the connected home and new data rates for media streaming that will be required to connect multi-stream HD and 4K UltraHD media processing solutions across different devices within the home".

About ViXS Systems Inc.


ViXS is the pioneer in designing and developing high-performance semiconductor solutions for media processing equipment for the cloud, distribution network, and consumer homes.  With over 428 patents issued and pending worldwide, many industry awards for innovation, and a leader in advanced media processors with over 28 million shipments to date, ViXS has established a clear leadership position.

ViXS has a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet the diverse needs of the global media industry.  The XCode line of system-on-chip (SoC) products enable device manufacturers to create set-tops and gateways that support advanced services while keeping costs and power consumption low.  ViXS MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 solutions, whether stand-alone or integrated into the XCode SoC, create home networks capable of handling high-bandwidth video.  The latest addition to the portfolio is encoding, decoding and transcoding of High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) streams, up to 10-bit main profile.  HEVC will reduce video bandwidth by 50%, allowing UltraHD 4k and 8k content to proliferate at an unprecedented pace.

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America.  For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.

VIXS, the ViXS® logo, XCode®, XCodePro™, XConnex™ and Xtensiv™ are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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David Jones
ViXS Systems Inc.
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Robert Kelly
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