Conexant to Provide Virage Logic's Sonic Focus(R) Software on Their Audio Codecs to Major PC OEMs Worldwide
LAS VEGAS, Jan 11, 2010 -- Virage Logic Corporation (NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, today announced a joint marketing agreement with Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNXT), a leading provider of solutions for imaging, audio, embedded-modem, and video surveillance applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Virage Logic will offer its Sonic Focus suite of audio enrichment software on the Conexant codecs sold to PC manufacturers worldwide. Conexant is currently providing audio codecs running Sonic Focus audio software to major PC OEMS worldwide.
This agreement marks another milestone in Virage Logic's efforts to offer industry leading audio enrichment technologies to the broad base of global chip manufacturers, OEM and ODM customers. Sonic Focus audio IP is part of Virage Logic's integrated "Sound-to-Silicon" solutions including high performance and low power Processor IP, development tools, codecs and operating systems. By combining Conexant's audio codecs with the Virage Logic Sonic Focus audio enhancement technologies, OEM customers can deliver a compelling listening experience on a wide range of PC offerings.
"As competition heats up, PC OEMs are turning to audio solutions that allow them to differentiate their products and provide their customers with additional value," said Jonathan Chien, audio marketing director at Conexant. "The combination of Virage Logic's Sonic Focus audio enrichment software and our low power, highly integrated HD-Audio Codec meets this need by providing PC OEMs the means of improving the consumer's audio experience."
"Building on our proven audio experience and technologies, our latest Sonic Focus IP solutions enable the Conexant codecs to deliver an immersive audio experience for PC OEMs looking to differentiate their next generation of consumer products in the market," said Michael Franzi, vice president and general manager of the Sonic Focus Audio IP Solutions at Virage Logic. "We are confident that the latest Conexant products combined with our Sonic Focus technology and unique product mastering services deliver on all these aspects for PC customers."
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.
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.