WiSA Introduces “WiSA Endorsed” Designation for Amplifiers
“WiSA Endorsed” designation coincides with the launch of the industry’s first WiSA Endorsed Amplifier from Infineon Technologies
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WiSA LLC, WiSA, the (Wireless Speaker and Audio) Association, an industry group comprised of over 40 leading brands including founding member Summit Wireless Technologies (NASDAQ: WISA), introduces “WiSA Endorsed™” for audio amplifiers designed for use in today’s powered home audio speakers. This new designation coincides with the launch of member brand Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) MERUS™ MA12070 4-26V ultra-efficient audio amplifier which is the first amplifier to receive the endorsement. Amplifier solutions with the WiSA Endorsed designation will be designed into a complete powered speaker solution that has passed WiSA Certification. These WiSA Endorsed amplifiers can then be designed into products by audio brands and manufacturers with confidence as they pursue WiSA certification.
“We are proud to announce the MERUS amplifier solution from WiSA member, Infineon Technologies, as the first WiSA Endorsed amplifier,” said Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA. “This program will be instrumental in driving our mission forward by helping simplify the process of developing WiSA Certified™ products with an array of readily available WiSA Endorsed components.”
The WiSA Endorsed MERUS MA12070 IC is powered by Infineon’s ultra-efficient switching amplifier multi-level technology. Operating from a fixed power supply voltage, the amplifier drastically reduces power losses at normal audio listening levels and provides outstanding audio quality. The MA12070 also eliminates the need for an external LC output filter with most applications.
“We are very excited that our innovative integrated multi-level amplifier ICs are being recognized for their exceptional audio quality,” said Jens Tybo Jensen, Head of Marketing and Application Engineering for Class D Audio at Infineon. “It is a great honor to be the first company to receive the WiSA Endorsed designation, and we are proud of this recognition by WiSA as we are aware that this is an important quality stamp for an increasing range of audio manufacturers around the world.”
The WiSA Association and its members are committed to revolutionizing the home entertainment experience by delivering wireless, uncompressed, high-definition, multichannel sound according to the universal standards established and certified by the WiSA Association.
For more information about the WiSA Association, its technology and products, please visit www.wisaassociation.org.
About WiSA, LLC
WiSA, the (Wireless Speaker and Audio) Association is a consumer electronics consortium dedicated to creating interoperability standards utilized by leading brands and manufacturers to deliver immersive sound via intelligent devices. WiSA Certified components from any member brand can be combined to dramatically increase the enjoyment of movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. WiSA also ensures robust, high definition, multi-channel, low latency audio while eliminating the complicated set-up of traditional audio systems. For more information about WiSA, please visit: www.wisaassociation.org.
About Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next generation home entertainment systems. Working with leading CE brands and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung, LG, Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Xbox, a subsidiary of Microsoft, and others, Summit Wireless delivers seamless, dynamic audio experiences for high-definition content, including movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. Summit Wireless is a founding member of WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association and works in joint partnership to champion the most reliable interoperability standards across the audio industry. Summit Wireless, formerly named Summit Semiconductor, Inc., is headquartered in San Jose, CA with sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. For more information, please visit: www.summitwireless.com
About Infineon Technologies AG
Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2018 fiscal year (ending 30 September), the company reported sales of 7.6 billion Euros with about 40,100 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY).
© 2018 Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Summit Wireless Technologies and the Summit Wireless logo are trademarks of Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. The WiSA logo, WiSA, WiSA Ready, and WiSA Certified are trademarks, or certification marks of WiSA LLC. Third-party trade names, trademarks and product names are the intellectual property of their respective owners.
Ashley Eggert, Dittoe Public Relations for WiSA, +1 317 202 2280, firstname.lastname@example.org
Volker Gieritz, Infineon Marketing, +49 89 234 36572, Volker.Gieritz@infineon.com
Source: Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Released December 18, 2018