Partnership Enables IDT to Provide Home Theater Audio to Its PC OEMs and Expands Virage Logic's Access to Include IDT's PC OEMs
LAS VEGAS, Jan 8, 2010 -- Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, today announced a partnership with Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience. Under the terms of the agreement, Virage Logic will offer its Sonic Focus suite of audio enrichment software on the IDT(R) codecs sold to PC manufacturers worldwide. This includes the new 92HD89X Power Smart audio codecs, announced in September 2009, designed to meet the audio demands of today's business and consumer desktops. IDT, the second largest supplier of audio codecs to the worldwide PC industry, will market and support Virage Logic's Sonic Focus audio software to their PC OEMs.
"There is a major wave sweeping over the PC industry that is turning desktop and portable PCs into consumer multimedia devices," said Patrick Griffith, senior marketing director of the IDT Audio Division. "While there have been major strides forward in display technology, the audio produced on these computing platforms has not kept pace. IDT's latest codec offering addresses these audio challenges in concert with Virage Logic's Sonic Focus audio enrichment software. Together we are able to compensate for the speaker size and compact enclosures to provide the consumer with an unprecedented listening experience."
"Virage Logic's partnership with IDT expands our Sonic Focus technology in the PC market, supporting our rapid growth with PC OEM's worldwide," said Michael Franzi, vice president and general manager of Virage Logic's Sonic Focus Audio IP solutions. "We are very pleased that IDT will be delivering our Sonic Focus audio solutions with their latest codecs for the PC market. Together we are delivering high performance audio solutions that meet consumer needs by offering an audio experience that rivals the video quality of high definition content."
About Virage Logic's Sonic Focus Audio IP Solutions
Virage Logic's Sonic Focus IP products are industry leading audio enrichment software that restore clarity, warmth, detail, and realism to digitally compressed audio. When files are compressed, many of the nuances and subtleties of the original studio recording or live performance are lost. Using technology created by artisans and engineers of the music industry, Virage Logic's Sonic Focus products raise the audio performance of today's consumer devices to a completely new experience level. As part of Virage Logic's vertically integrated "Sound-to-Silicon" solutions for OEMs and semiconductor companies, the Sonic Focus product line is ideal for a variety of home and portable consumer electronics devices. Adaptive Volume(TM) is the newest offering in Virage Logic's Sonic Focus portfolio of Audio IP solutions. It joins Virtual Bass(TM) which significantly enhances the low frequency response of speakers that have limited ability to reproduce bass without compromising voice integrity or detail; Adaptive Dynamics(TM) which helps restore clarity and fidelity of compressed audio in today's music, movies, and games; Extrapolator(TM) which expands stereo audio to a lifelike multi-channel sound stage using advanced physical modeling techniques; and X-Matrix(TM) which creates a surround-sound environment on stereo speakers or headphones for an immersive movie or concert experience.
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About Virage Logic
Virage Logic is a leading provider of both functional and physical semiconductor intellectual property (IP) for the design of complex integrated circuits. The company's highly differentiated product portfolio includes processor solutions, interface IP solutions, embedded SRAMs and NVMs, embedded memory test and repair, logic libraries, and memory development software. As the industry's trusted semiconductor IP partner, more than 400 foundry, IDM and fabless customers rely on Virage Logic to achieve higher performance, lower power, higher density and optimal yield, as well as shorten time-to-market and time-to-volume. For further information, visit http://www.viragelogic.com.