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NXP Software's LifeVibes VoiceExperience 4.0 Now Available on Wolfson's Industry-leading Audio Hubs

EINDHOVEN, the Netherlands and EDINBURGH, Scotland, December 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

NXP Software, a world leader in mobile voice and multimedia software, and Wolfson Microelectronics, a global leader in the design and development of mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions for consumer electronics products, today announced that NXP Software's LifeVibes VoiceExperience 4.0 is now available on Wolfson's WM8280 Audio Hub, 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. Combined with LifeVibes VoiceExperience, Wolfson and NXP Software together offer a solution that provides natural speech for any calling use case, including speakerphone calls, even in the noisiest environments. The shared vision of best-in-class audio brings huge value to customers of both companies.

Eddie Sinnott, VP of Portfolio, Strategy and Marketing at Wolfson Microelectronics, said: "We are delighted to partner with NXP Software, and welcome them as the latest addition 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."

Nicolas Sauvage, Marketing and Sales Director, OEM Business Line at NXP Software, said: "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."

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 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.

About Wolfson Microelectronics plc:

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.  

The company's headquarters is located in Edinburgh, UK, with design centres, sales offices, applications teams and engineering expertise across Europe, the US, Australia and Asia.

Wolfson Microelectronics plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: WLF.L).

For more information about Wolfson Microelectronics, please visit: http://www.wolfsonmicro.com

About NXP Software

NXP Software is the leading global independent software vendor (ISV) for mobile voice and multimedia. It specializes in innovative solutions and use-cases that help device makers deliver extraordinary media experiences. Through its expertise, consumer insights and partnerships across the mobile eco-system, NXP Software enables the delivery of Premium experiences everywhere. Its LifeVibes software brings added enjoyment, creativity and differentiation to connected devices, unlocking the full potential of software and hardware platforms. Visit us at http://www.nxpsoftware.com. NXP Software B.V. is a separate legal entity of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI)).

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