SOURCE: Summit Semiconductor

Summit Semiconductor

May 04, 2011 08:00 ET

Summit Wireless Home Theater Audio Technology Delivers Everything Gamers Need, Including a Competitive Edge

Easy to Set Up, Low Latency, Interference-Free High Definition Wireless Connection

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Summit Semiconductor LLC, a leader in wireless audio technologies for home theater speaker systems, introduces gamers to the advantages of the award-winning Summit Wireless™ audio technology for gaming applications. Gamers simply attach their Sony PlayStation®3, Xbox®, or digital TV to a small Summit Wireless powered HDMI audio hub for audio/video receiver connectivity. Once connected, a high definition wireless link is created to Summit Wireless enabled speakers, giving gamers the ability to hear the game as it was intended by the developer. Being immersed in 24 bit uncompressed audio will produce aural cues in 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound guaranteeing a competitive edge; such as hearing an opponent sneak up from behind and an ultra low latency audio path that ensures what a gamer sees and hears are in sync with one another.

According to Nielsen Research, 51% of today's game consoles are now located in the living/family rooms taking center stage as the entertainment hub of choice by consumers. Home theater systems designed to deliver high definition performance for today's blockbuster movies are now expected to deliver an HD quality surround sound gaming experience that is easy to set up and will not interfere with existing equipment or gaming performance. Today, Summit Wireless is the only wireless, multichannel audio system that operates in the UNII (Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure) band away from the overcrowded ISM (Industrial, Scientific, Medical) band used by today's wireless gaming accessories so as not to interfere with gamers' existing Wi-Fi internet connection, headsets and Bluetooth controllers which often results in slower network performance and reaction times.

Summit Wireless has made it easier than ever for consumers to now go wireless. It is the only wireless solution available that is scalable from 1.0 to 7.1 on power up and automatically sets up a home network using Speakerfinder™ and MyZone™ technologies. SpeakerFinder technology identifies the location and number of speakers and selects the correct audio channel while MyZone technology time aligns the audio transmission to the exact listening position, adjusting volume and delay for perfect balance. This allows gamers to move anywhere in the room and instantly realign the soundfield each time with just the push of a button on the remote control.

"PS3 and Xbox gamers living with audio from their TV are missing out on the true immersive experience their games are designed to provide. Up until now, it has been a very complicated task to set up a home theater system, but with Summit Wireless speakers, it is as easy as plugging in a lamp," said Tony Parker, vice president of marketing, Summit Semiconductor. "Summit Wireless is perfect for gaming with its ease of setup, extreme high fidelity, imperceptible latency, instant sweet spot control with MyZone, and a truly interference-free wireless connection."

To learn more about the latest system to incorporate Summit Wireless technology, such as the Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System, visit www.summitwireless.com. If you are with the media and would like to schedule an interview, please contact Linda Ferguson, public relations counsel, at 503-869-5827 or lferguson@summitsemi.com. If you are a manufacturer, please contact Mark Zadeh, vice president of sales, Summit Semiconductor, at mzadeh@summitsemi.com.

About Summit Semiconductor, LLC:

Summit Semiconductor, LLC, is a successful spin-off of Focus Enhancements with 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 recorders, digital television, DVD players, MP3 players, set-top boxes, and gaming systems. Summit Semiconductor is headquartered Hillsboro, OR, USA, with offices in San Jose, CA, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. For more information on Summit Semiconductor, please visit www.summitsemi.com.

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