Tymphany and Qualcomm Atheros Collaborate to Deliver Music Everywhere with the Skifta Audio Module

Tymphany and Qualcomm Atheros Collaborate to Deliver Music Everywhere with the
                             Skifta Audio Module

Companies Combine Expertise in Audio Rendering, Wireless and Music Streaming
To Develop Next Generation of Whole Home Audio Solutions for the Consumer
Electronics Market

PR Newswire

SAUSALITO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012

SAUSALITO, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Tymphany^™, the leading
expert in transducer and audio system design and manufacturing, today
announced plans to collaborate with Qualcomm Incorporated subsidiary Qualcomm
Atheros, Inc. on the development of a broad range of wireless speakers and
next generation audio playback devices. Tymphany chose the Qualcomm Atheros
Skifta^™ Audio Module to meet demand for an end-to-end wireless audio
experience that accommodates the connected lifestyle of today's music
consumer.

As an original design manufacturer (ODM) for industry-leading audio brands,
Tymphany brings world class expertise in acoustic systems design and delivers
high-quality audio solutions to the consumer electronics industry. The Skifta
platform provides effortless and dependable media shifting to and from DLNA
Certified^® and UPnP^® devices inside and outside of the home. The platform
also comes with the Skifta Engine software for mobile devices, customizable
controller applications for popular smartphone operating systems and
integrated content Channels from leading audio and video content providers
such as Soundcloud, Rdio, ShoutCast, Soma.fm, Dropbox, Instagram, Facebook
Photos, Picasa, Flickr, Photobucket, TED Talks and more.

Designed for the connected home and mobile markets, the Skifta Audio Module is
based on Qualcomm Atheros' Wi-Fi^® system-on-chip and provides a
cost-optimized hardware, software and service solution for audio device
manufactures looking to enable multi-room streaming of local and cloud-based
audio to mobile devices and multiple speakers, audio/video receivers and other
audio playback devices in the home.

"Tymphany is committed to a strategy of integrating leading-edge digital
technology with audio products to address the future of smart, wireless,
connected, multi-room audio devices. The Wi-Fi and digital media streaming
technology provided by the Skifta Audio Module is the key to developing
easy-to-use wireless and networked streaming products and meeting customer
expectations in this emerging market," said Tom Jacoby, chairman and chief
development officer for Tymphany. "We are delighted to be collaborating with
Qualcomm Atheros to bring these technologies to industry-leading audio
brands."

The collaboration between Tymphany and Qualcomm Atheros is expected to bring
together the elements needed to provide a wireless whole home audio solution
that is easy to design and manufacture, and reduces time to market and costs.
"The Skifta Audio Module, combined with Tymphany's world class expertise in
acoustic systems design, will facilitate a broad range of products that will
expand the market for wireless whole home audio products," said Todd Anderson,
director, business development, Tymphany. "This collaboration is an excellent
opportunity to combine wireless networking expertise and advanced acoustic
design."

"Tymphany is an ideal audio rendering ODM for us to collaborate with to bring
Skifta to the audio market. Tymphany has best-in-class original designs,
existing relationships with top-tier brands, and the ability to work with
non-traditional players, which may not possess the internal structure to
develop these types of products," said Gary Brotman, director, product
marketing, networking business unit, Qualcomm Atheros. "This collaboration
allows us to deploy Skifta in speakers, docks, soundbars and other audio
products in a timely, cost effective manner, while achieving industry leading
wireless audio performance."

To see a demonstration of the Skifta Audio Module, visit the Qualcomm booth
30313 at CES Las Vegas January 5-8, 2013.

About Tymphany
Founded in the U.S. in 2002, Tymphany^™ Corporation is a global leader in the
design and manufacturing of premium quality, digital electronics systems for
the loudspeaker industry. Tymphany is an indispensable ODM partner to many of
the world's leading consumer electronics, automotive and professional audio
brands, combining advanced digital circuit design and premium analog speaker
components to achieve the highest level of audio performance. The company
delivers a wide range of turnkey solutions within its transducers and
integrated sound systems portfolio, including Peerless, a world-renowned brand
of transducers since 1926. Tymphany is a privately held corporation. More
information about the company is available at www.tymphany.com.

SOURCE Tymphany

Website: http://www.tymphany.com
Contact: Tymphany Press Contact: Kimberly Lancaster, Caster Communications,
+1-401-792-7080, klancaster@castercomm.com
 
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