updated 9/30/2010 12:46:18 PM ET 2010-09-30T16:46:18

SAN RAMON, Calif., Sept. 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kawasaki Microelectronics Inc. (K-Micro), a leader in advanced ASICs, has joined MoCA®, the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking, as an Associate level member.

K-micro is a strong player in the fast-growing home networking market, offering both standard and semi-custom analog front-end (AFE) chips to device manufacturers.

MoCA is the only home entertainment networking standard in mass deployment by all three pay TV segments—cable, satellite and telco/IPTV.

"We joined MoCA because we are committed to providing our customers with advanced SoCs for home networking applications using existing coaxial wiring," said Joel Silverman, vice president at K-micro. "MoCA is the dominant home networking standard in the US, so becoming an Associate level member was an easy decision to make."  

"As a developer of chips for the home networking market, K-micro is an ideal recruit for MoCA," said Charles Cerino, MoCA president. "By integrating MoCA technology onto their chipsets, K-Micro can help service providers to benefit from the growing demand for IP-based entertainment throughout the home, with unrivalled Quality of Service over existing coaxial wiring."

About K-micro (Kawasaki Microelectronics America, Inc.)

K-micro's innovative ASIC technologies and world-class design support are used in the consumer electronics, computer, office-automation, networking and storage markets. The company is an active participant in industry standards organizations, including InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) Technical Committee T10 for SCSI Storage Interfaces, PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), USB Implementers Forum, HomePlug Powerline Alliance (HomePlug), Universal Plug and Play Forum (UPnP), Serial ATA International Organization SATA-IO, Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA), IEEE P1901, IEEE P2030, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), HomeGrid Forum, Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MOCA), Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), High Definition Power Line Communications (HD-PLC), and OCP

About MoCA

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) is the worldwide standard for home entertainment networking. It is the only such standard that appeals to all three pay TV segments—cable, satellite and IPTV. MoCA technology can also be used to extend WiFi and powerline connectivity in the home.

MoCA has more than 70 certified products and more than 55 members representing the home entertainment network value chain including service providers, OEMs, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors.

Visit www.mocalliance.org for more information. 

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**MoCA is an internationally registered trademark

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