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Kirchheim/Teck, 6th May 2010 - Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a
leading provider of highly integrated innovative power management
semiconductor solutions, announced today that it has signed a licensing
agreement to use NXP's ultra-low-power embedded digital audio signal
processor (CoolFlux(TM) DSP) technology and accompanying firmware,
including NXP Software's LifeVibes(TM) Voice speech enhancement engine.
The move by Dialog is the next step in a strategic initiative to develop
and deliver market-leading standalone and integrated power management and
audio ICs with highly differentiated feature sets. Integration of the NXP
DSP allows multiple audio decoding algorithms to be supported, including
the facilitation of advanced speech processing algorithms.
Dialog's first products to integrate the NXP technology are in development
and will be introduced later this year.
Jalal Bagherli, CEO at Dialog said: 'Through this agreement with NXP,
Dialog continues to develop, acquire and license the market's best
technology and ensure its ICs remain truly cutting edge. Voice and music
quality have become increasingly vital to the success of smartphones and
portable convergent devices, and we will now be able to supply our existing
and expanding customer base with an integrated solution, empowering them to
achieve differentiation through superior audio and power management
Mark Hamersma, senior vice president of Business Development at NXP said:
'NXP's experience in complex processor design and voice enhancement has
enabled us to create a low-power DSP and high performance software solution
for portable devices, enhancing voice communications particularly in noisy
'We are proud our CoolFlux DSP core IP and LifeVibes audio enhancement
software have been selected for running on an industry leading integrated
power management and audio platform for portable devices.'
LifeVibes NoiseVoid, HandsFree and VoiceClarity voice enhancement modules
eliminate background noise and echo while improving speech quality in
smartphones and portable media devices. This is achieved without degrading
the voice quality; the caller's voice sounds both natural and clear.
Supporting multiple microphone set-ups, the software automatically adapts
instantly to changes in background noise, enabling users to enjoy
comfortable, high-quality communications effortlessly, independent of their
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Note to editors:
Dialog Semiconductor creates energy-efficient, highly integrated,
mixed-signal circuits optimised for personal mobile, lighting & display and
automotive applications. The company provides flexible and dynamic support,
world-class innovation and the assurance of dealing with an established
With its unique focus and expertise in system power management, Dialog
brings decades of experience to the rapid development of integrated
circuits for power management, audio, display processing and motor control.
Dialog's processor companion chips are essential for enhancing both the
performance of hand-held products and the consumers' multimedia experience.
With world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business
Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered near Stuttgart with a global
sales, R&D and marketing organisation. In 2009, it had $218 million in
revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor
companies. It currently has approximately 350 employees. The company is
listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange.
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