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Summit Semiconductor Introduces the First HDMI and WiSA Compliant Audio Hub Reference Design for Wireless Home Theater Systems

Demonstrations at International CES 2013, Las Vegas, Venetian Towers, Suite 30-217

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 01/02/13 -- Summit Semiconductor a leader in advanced wireless audio technologies and an advisory board member of the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™) Association, will demonstrate their entry level wireless audio hub reference design with HDMI® connectivity at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The low cost audio hub not only provides simplified wireless setup with WiSA certified speakers but is also an essential connection platform in a home theater system providing basic connectivity and audio decode for high definition sources such as Blu-ray Disc™ players, set top boxes, game consoles and TVs, offered in a desirable small form factor (7.5"x5.25"x1.5").

The audio hub reference design is compliant with the latest version of the WiSA Compliance Test Specification (CTS). The CTS is the industry's first compliance test specification that outlines an interoperability testing and certification program aimed at products that offer wireless, interference-free, uncompressed HD audio by taking advantage of the unique 5GHz Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) frequency band. The reference design is architected to ensure interoperability with WiSA-enabled speakers and to deliver key audio performance and ease of use characteristics (i.e. volume, audio latency, network setup, audio channel assignment, scalability, etc.) independent of price point and speaker attributes.

Details of the Summit audio hub can be viewed at http://summitwireless.com/library/.

"A class of audio enthusiasts have emerged that demand better sound without the setup complexity of a traditional home theater system," said Tony Parker, vice president of marketing, Summit Semiconductor. "The WiSA compliant audio hub will significantly reduce development time and expense for manufactures, but more importantly will greatly simplify home theater setup while providing consumers a choice of WiSA interoperable speakers from popular brands."

Summit Semiconductor will be an exhibitor at the International CES, Las Vegas, NV, January 8-11, 2013, in the Venetian Towers, suite 30-217, providing product demonstrations of the new soundbar, audio hub and amplifier reference designs for wireless home theater. If you are with the media and would like to schedule a demonstration, please contact Tony Parker at [email protected]. If you are a manufacturer and would like to learn more about Summit Wireless technology or receive a presentation and demo, please contact Mark Zadeh at [email protected].

About Summit Semiconductor, LLC:

Summit Semiconductor, LLC, has over a decade of fabless semiconductor chip design and wireless system integration experience targeting the home entertainment markets. Its award-winning Summit Wireless™ technology is the leading integrated circuit solution enabling home audio systems to distribute high-definition, distortion-free audio with ease. Summit Wireless is designed to be integrated into home theater speakers, sound bars, audio/video receivers, digital televisions, Blu-ray and DVD players, MP3 players, set-top boxes, and gaming systems. Summit Semiconductor is headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, USA, with offices in San Jose, CA, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information on Summit Semiconductor, please visit www.summitsemi.com

WiSA and the WiSA logo are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of WiSA, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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