SOURCE: Intersil

Intersil

September 13, 2010 09:30 ET

Audio Icon Mark Levinson Teams With Intersil D2Audio to Develop Superior Audio Amplifiers

Collaboration Will Deliver Top Quality Music and Sound to Mainstream Consumer Audio Markets

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) -  Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today announced it has signed an agreement with world-renowned audio expert, Mr. Mark Levinson. Under the agreement, Mark Levinson will partner with Intersil to jointly develop custom-tuned audio amplifier solutions that provide audiophile-quality music and sound for the next-generation of consumer products from portable music players to upscale music and home theater systems. 

"Reproducing music at the highest level creates emotions that have been lost in today's world of digital audio. Intersil D2Audio has the technology and commitment to revolutionize the listening experience in every sector of consumer audio. That's the reason I'm collaborating with Intersil, a world-recognized innovator in semiconductors," said Mark Levinson. "For the first time, through Intersil's broad engagement in the consumer audio market, my personal quality expectations can now be universally realized."

Mark Levinson's custom tuning of Intersil D2Audio products will provide customers with the unique opportunity to create a wide range of affordable portable, home and automotive audio solutions with superior sonic performance. 

"The time has come for a new level of excellence in audio, and Intersil D2Audio is proud to make it happen," said Dave Bell, Intersil's CEO. "Working with Mark, Intersil will introduce a new breed of audio chips to this billion dollar market that overcome the limitations of conventional audio amplifiers such as poor frequency response, efficiency and heat dissipation. Combining these attributes with custom tuning by the world's most respected audio engineer, consumers will now be able to experience higher levels of quality and emotional impact than ever before."

About Mark Levinson
Drawing on his legendary experience as a jazz musician, recording and mastering engineer and developer of world reference high-end audio equipment, Mark Levinson has become the most respected audio expert of our time. His passion for quality audio reproduction, combined with artistic workmanship, has produced some of the most impressive audio systems the world has ever seen or heard.

For additional information on the collaboration between Mark Levinson and Intersil, visit http://www.intersil.com/audio/Intersil_D2Audio_Joins_Forces_with_Mark_Levinson.asp.

About Intersil's D2Audio Division

Intersil's D2Audio® division makes the world's only Intelligent Digital Amplifier™, which is powered by the patented Digital Audio Engine™ (DAE™). Its unique intelligence actively "listens" with the world's only all-digital feedback technology to optimize the amplifier's sound, delivering an immersive audio experience with incredible flexibility. The powerful D2Audio PWM ICs are also highly customizable and are supported with a series of reference designs that allow manufacturers to add their distinct sound and unique features through the on-chip DSP capability. D2Audio amplifiers can be found inside powerful consumer, commercial, professional and automotive audio equipment.

About Intersil
Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog, mixed signal and power management semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the fastest growing markets within the communications, computing, consumer and industrial industries. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the Company's web site and career page at www.intersil.com.

Intersil, the Intersil logo, D2Audio, Intelligent Digital Amplifier, Digital Audio Engine and DAE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intersil Corporation. All other brands, product names and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.