INTERNATIONAL CES, LAS VEGAS, NV, January 10, 2012 — The Consumer Electronics Division of Waves, the industry leader in professional audio digital signal processing technologies and recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY® award, announces an ongoing partnership with Nuvoton Technology, a premier developer of consumer electronics and computer ICs. This partnership will enable customers to get acclaimed Waves audio enhancement algorithms on silicon, for a variety of applications including TVs, soundbars, speaker systems, and much more, all at competitive prices with full support worldwide.
Both companies are leaders in their respective market sectors, and each brings its own expertise to the partnership. Waves contributes its superior audio processing IP and the leading DSP R&D team for this industry. Nuvoton provides silicon IC design expertise, high volume production experience and their worldwide sales and support channel, which is second to none.
Nuvoton is now offering the NPCA110x family of five new devices optimized for sound enhancement applications based on Waves IP. The collaboration between Waves and Nuvoton provides the acclaimed Waves algorithms in a competitive priced silicon chip. Nuvoton offers a full design kit that enables a very fast integration of NPCA110x divided into a target system. In direct response to this new partnership, Nuvoton has reinforced its worldwide support team to include audio engineers with extensive mixing and mastering studio experience who will work closely with NPCA110x customers to reach studio quality sound.
“We partnered with Nuvoton because they are great at what they do,” stated Tomer Elbaz, Waves Consumer Division GM. “They are a semiconductor giant – they make hundreds of millions of chips each year and provide chips to some of the biggest names in the consumer electronics and computer industry. They are experts at their craft, and we are glad to be able to offer Waves tools on Nuvoton silicon.”
“The partnership of Waves’ Technical GRAMMY Award-winning technologies and Nuvoton’s Consumer & Computing ICs leadership has brought about an exciting collaboration that will yield high-quality professional audio into the high volume affordable consumer sector. The high-quality professional sound is becoming available in everyone’s living room and portable devices, thanks to this relationship,” said Uri Trichter, senior director of business development in Nuvoton Israel.
For more information, please visit www.maxx.com.
About Nuvoton Technology:
Nuvoton Technology Corp. was established as a spin-off of Winbond Electronics’ Logic business group, starting operation in July 2008 and IPO in September 2010. Nuvoton Technology focuses on the R&D and sales in logic ICs, and leads in global market shares of speech ICs and computer related application ICs. Nuvoton values the long-term relationship with its partners and customers; the company has established subsidiaries in the USA, China and Israel to strengthen regional customer support and global management. For more information, please visit http://www.nuvoton.com/.
Nuvoton Contacts for NPCA110x queries:
Waves offers software and hardware solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. Additionally, Waves also offers semiconductor-with-embedded-software solutions under the Maxx brand for consumer electronics audio applications. Waves’ Maxx technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Sony, Sanyo, JVC, Toshiba, and many others.
Email: LC Wang; LCWang@nuvoton.com
About Waves Ltd.:
Waves is the world's leading provider of audio DSP solutions for professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets, and recipient of a 2011 Technical GRAMMY® award for its contributions to the recording industry. Waves has twenty years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge on the human perception of hearing to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of the world’s most popular music, movie soundtracks, and multimedia titles.