Dialog Semiconductor Announces Latest Audio Codec To Enhance Smartphone Sound Quality

  Dialog Semiconductor Announces Latest Audio Codec To Enhance Smartphone
  Sound Quality

New Audio CODEC enables mobile devices expose a deeper, richer bass, clearer
sounds and the ambient details present in the audio source

Business Wire

KIRCHHEIM & TECK, Germany -- January 7, 2013

Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated power
management, audio and short range wireless technologies, today announced its
latest ultra low power audio CODEC, designed to provide full range, high
fidelity audio capture and playback to a variety of portable devices and audio
accessories.

Dialog's new DA7320 audio CODEC features a programmable Digital Signal
Processor (DSP) to offload audio software from the host processor. The use of
Dialog's audio algorithms has been market proven by leading smartphone OEMs to
help deliver a consistent and enhanced user experience under a wide variety of
use cases.

By using a multi-channel architecture that digitally mixes and routes multiple
audio streams, combined with programmable N-band parametric equalisation (EQ)
and Dynamic Range Compressor (DRC), Dialog's technology ensures louder and
cleaner audio delivery on headphone and speaker peripherals. A psychoacoustic
bass boost (PBB) can be enabled for improved perceived low frequency response
for playback on low cost small form factor speakers.

DA7320 is the first release in a new family of products that will be expanded
to include third party branded audio software, such as noise suppression,
acoustic echo cancellation and microphone beamforming.

Udo Kratz, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Dialog's Mobile
Systems business group, commented, 'Dialog's new DA7320 delivers natural,
immersive audio to wired headphones, headsets, earpieces and extremely small
form factor speakers as demanded by the thinner products that consumers
increasingly want to use. The device's built-in flexibility and multiple ways
to connect audio has already resulted in a reference design win for a
broad-based platform coming to market in 2013.'

The new audio CODEC uses a single supply voltage of just 1.6V, has an
ultra-low power consumption of 3.85mW and supports common sample rates between
8 to 96kHz in master and slave modes. The DA7320 comes in a 64 pin BGA package
with a 0.5mm pitch and has an operating temperature range of -400C to +85oC.
The product is sampling now.

Note to editors:

Dialog Semiconductor creates highly integrated, mixed-signal integrated
circuits (ICs) optimised for personal portable, low energy short-range
wireless, lighting, display and automotive applications. The company provides
flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and the assurance of
dealing with an established business partner.

With its focus and expertise in energy efficient system power management, and
with a technology portfolio including audio, short range wireless and VoIP
technology, Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of
ICs for personal portable applications including Smartphones, Tablet PCs,
digital cordless and gaming applications.

Dialog's power management processor companion chips are essential for
enhancing both the performance in terms of extended battery lifetime and the
consumers' multimedia experience. With world-class manufacturing partners,
Dialog operates a fabless business model.

Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered near Stuttgart with a global sales,
R&D and marketing organisation. In 2011, it had approximately $527 million in
revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor
companies. It currently has approximately 760 employees. The company is listed
on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange and is a member of the German
TecDax index.

Language:  English
Company:    Dialog Semiconductor Plc.
            Tower Bridge House, St. Katharine's Way
            E1W 1AA London
            United Kingdom
Phone:      +49 7021 805-412
Fax:        +49 7021 805-200
E-mail:     birgit.hummel@diasemi.com
Internet:   www.diasemi.com
ISIN:       GB0059822006, XS0757015606
WKN:        927200
Indices:    TecDAX
Listed:     Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in
            Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart

Contact:

Media:
Dialog Semiconductor
Helen McInnes, +44(0)1793 756 960
E-mail:helen.mcinnes@diasemi.com
Mobile: +44 (0)7554 419 180
Web: www.dialog-semiconductor.com