MoCA Adds Broadcom� and Conexant to Board
San Ramon, CA, November 5, 2007 --- Continuing its march toward market acceptance and adoption as the home entertainment networking standard over coax, MoCA � has named communications semiconductor leaders Broadcom� and Conexant to its board of directors. Both companies have been active participants at the Contributor level.
“I'm excited about the wisdom and experience the addition of Broadcom and Conexant brings to our Board. Both companies excel as leaders in the manufacturing of devices at the core of digital home networking technology,” said Charles Cerino, president of MoCA. “These companies have an industry recognized imprint in all segments of the service provider ecosystem and a respected presence in the standard bodies shaping the home network.”
Combining Broadcom and Conexant with co-founder Entropic Communications, gives MoCA three board members with commitments to silicon development. This will benefit consumers and service providers as these companies help drive innovation, integration and adoption of the MoCA standard.
“Joining MoCA builds on our efforts to foster industry collaboration around open standards that address key areas such as accessibility, connectivity and interoperability,” said Dr. Richard S. Prodan, Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Broadband Communications Group for Broadcom. “We fully support MoCA's focus on leveraging existing home coaxial cabling infrastructure as the network for entertainment home connectivity.”
“Our position on MoCA's board of directors underscores our commitment to this key digital media connectivity technology and to worldwide, standards-based solutions,” said Dan Artusi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Conexant. “We look forward to deepening our involvement with the Alliance, and working with our peers to accelerate adoption of MoCA and high-definition broadband video entertainment distribution in the home.”
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA�) is an open, industry driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology provides the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products. The alliance operates under reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing (RAND). Please visit www.mocalliance.org for more information.