Wolfson Microelectronics – NXP Software partnership
Wolfson Microelectronics plc is a global leader in the supply of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market. In the home, in the office and on the move, Wolfson’s innovative technology can be found at the heart of many of the world’s leading digital consumer goods, including premier hi-fi equipment, smartphones, mobile phones, tablet computers, MP3 players, televisions, digital still cameras and gaming.
Wolfson Partner Programme
NXP Software and Wolfson Microelectronics partnered to make NXP Software’s LifeVibes™ VoiceExperience 4.0 available on the latest Wolfson’s Audio Hubs, using Wolfson’s industry-leading Audio Digital Signal Processor (ADSP) platform. Wolfson’s low power WM8280 Audio Hub solution is designed to deliver revolutionary audio performance for smartphones, tablets and portable multimedia devices, setting a new standard for mobile audio processing.
Eddie Sinnott, VP of Portfolio, Strategy and Marketing at Wolfson Microelectronics, says: “We are delighted to partner with NXP Software, and welcome them to Wolfson’s growing Partner Programme. Our customers are looking to enable the highest quality voice performance, and having the LifeVibes™ voice portfolio available on our Audio Hubs can make a significant difference to the voice call experience on their devices.”
Reinforce each other
Nicolas Sauvage, Marketing and Sales Director, OEM Business Line at NXP Software, says: “NXP Software and Wolfson mutually reinforce each other’s technologies and products for the long term. The Wolfson Audio Hub with LifeVibes™ VoiceExperience provides state-of-the-art voice quality and more choice for our customers.”
Combining Wolfson’s and NXP Software’s audio processing expertise offers solutions that provides natural speech for any calling use case, including speakerphone calls, even in the noisiest environments. Our shared vision of best-in-class audio brings huge value to customers of both companies.
LifeVibes™ VoiceExperience ensures mobile devices can offer clear and natural voice calling for every use case. It allows device manufacturers to deliver voice quality that exceeds mobile operator requirements. Deployed in over one billion devices, VoiceExperience is a platform-independent, full-software solution offering fast time-to-market and measurably superior quality, backed by worldwide support teams.
Wolfson’s Audio Hubs
Wolfson’s family of low power Audio Hubs provide exceptional signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and a range of processing options (up to an extremely fast 600 MIPS of processing power). The ADSP family is platform agnostic and has the ability to run Wolfson’s suite of sound enhancing and noise reduction software, customers’ own software or third party software, such as NXP Software’s LifeVibes™ VoiceExperience, helping OEMs differentiate their products in the market.
Cirrus Logic acquired Wolfson Microelectronics
On August 2014 Cirrus Logic announced that it completed its acquisition of Wolfson Microelectronics.“Wolfson has a rich history of audio innovation, a broad catalog of audio products and a first-class customer list,” said Jason Rhode, Cirrus Logic president and chief executive officer. “This acquisition strengthens Cirrus Logic’s core business as a leader in audio signal processing components, enhances our ability to differentiate our products with software, and adds new product categories such as MEMS microphones to our portfolio.”
Wolfson Microelectronics plc is a global leader in the supply of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions to the consumer electronics market. In the home, in the office and on the move, Wolfson’s innovative technology can be found at the heart of many of the world’s leading digital consumer goods, including premier hi-fi equipment, smartphones, mobile phones, tablet computers, MP3 players, televisions, digital still cameras and gaming. Wolfson’s customers are located worldwide, and so is Wolfson, with design centres, sales offices, applications teams and engineering expertise across Europe, the US, Australia and Asia. For more information about Wolfson Microelectronics, please visit: www.wolfsonmicro.com. Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ : CRUS) develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications. The company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in Edinburgh, UK, Phoenix, Arizona, Europe, Japan and Asia. The company’s headquarters is located in Edinburgh, UK. Wolfson Microelectronics plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: WLF.L).