LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) - Wolfson Microelectronics plc and Audyssey Laboratories Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to greatly improve audio capture in mobile devices. Wolfson is the first partner to bring Audyssey's AudioFrame™ advanced audio recording technology to market with its low-power Audio Hub product portfolio, including the WM8280 Audio Hub solution, which delivers outstanding audio to mobile devices.
With AudioFrame™, the recorded audio signal dynamically adjusts to match the video zoom, focusing on the action within the frame and filtering out superfluous, unrelated sounds and noise. The result is a recording where the audio perfectly matches the video. Unlike traditional beamforming methods that require four to eight microphones to be effective, AudioFrame™ enables exceptional recording performance with just two microphones.
"We are delighted to welcome Audyssey to Wolfson's growing partner programme. Consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices to capture video and the unique experience of Audyssey's AudioFrame™ technology brings a new, professional dimension to mobile device video capture by ensuring the audio from the subject of interest is clear and authentic," said Eddie Sinnott, VP of Portfolio, Strategy and Marketing at Wolfson Microelectronics. "By having AudioFrame™ available on our Audio Hub product line, Wolfson delivers the best possible audio quality for video recordings shot on mobile devices, greatly improving the consumer experience when played back, and enabling OEMs to further differentiate their products in an increasingly competitive marketplace."
Wolfson Microelectronics has long been a leader in the design and development of mixed-signal semiconductor devices and audio solutions for consumer electronics products. The company's Audio Hub products are application processor-agnostic and therefore deliver a highly portable solution that enables OEMs to create customized audio solutions for their devices, and differentiate in the market across product families and through product tiers. Customers can therefore maximize investment as they have the choice to run Wolfson's suite of sound enhancement and noise reduction software, their own software, or third-party software, such as Audyssey's AudioFrame™, on Wolfson's Audio Hub products.
"Today's mobile devices have reached near-professional levels by capturing in high resolution and providing advanced camera effects, but the audio recording quality has not been addressed," said Chris Kyriakakis, Audyssey's Founder and CTO. "AudioFrame™ resolves this mismatch by focusing on the content within the scene and de-emphasizing the unwanted background. We're delighted that Wolfson Microelectronics decided to implement our technology in its portfolio of Audio Hub products."
To learn more about Wolfson Microelectronics' Audio Hub products, visit http://www.wolfsonmicro.com/products/audio_hubs/
Visit http://audyssey.com/technologies/audioframe to learn more about Audyssey's AudioFrame™ technology.
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. Wolfson's customers are located worldwide, and so is Wolfson, 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). For more information about Wolfson Microelectronics, please visit: http://www.wolfsonmicro.com
Established in 2002, Audyssey is the industry leader in research-based audio technologies that correct acoustical problems to improve the sound quality of any device or listening environment. The company's technologies are integrated into home theater products, automobiles, TVs, mobile phones and movie theaters from industry-leading manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.audyssey.com.