DTS and Qualcomm Technologies Announce Availability of Next Generation Audio
Enhancement IP on Snapdragon Processors
Unparalleled 7.1 Multi-Dimensional Sound Available This Year Through DTS
Headphone:X™, to be demonstrated at the Qualcomm and DTS stands at MWC 2013
Mobile World Congress 2013
BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 2013
DTS, Inc.(NASDAQ: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio technologies, and
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm
Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced further collaboration with the
integration of DTS Headphone:X™ onto Qualcomm Technologies’ latest Snapdragon™
processors, starting with the Snapdragon 800 series. Launching in 2013, DTS
Headphone:X will enable Snapdragon powered smartphones and tablets to deliver
up-to 7.1 surround sound over headphones, an experience never before available
to consumers. The capabilities of DTS Headphone:X will be demonstrated at
Mobile World Congress 2013 by both DTS (Hall 5, Stand 5D40) and Qualcomm (Hall
3, Stand 3B64).
“Combining DTS Headphone:X, DTS’ most innovative technology onto Qualcomm
Snapdragon 800 processors will allow us to be the first to deliver a level of
performance that’s unmatched by any other application processor provider in
the industry,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice president of product management
at Qualcomm Technologies. “Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors set a new
standard in providing advanced mobile audio solutions to handset and tablet
With DTS Headphone:X, DTS provides an unparalleled and immersive re-creation
of the home theater surround sound experience using any brand or tier of
headphones. The technology externalizes sound, so instead of the listener
hearing it inside their heads, as is typical for traditional headphone
listening, they perceive it as coming from high quality loudspeakers located
some distance around them.
“DTS and Qualcomm Technologies have a long history of working together, being
one of the first successful Snapdragon Hexagon DSP Access Program developers
to deliver the highest quality HD mobile audio solutions available,” said Geir
Skaaden, senior vice president of products and platforms at DTS.
“Incorporating DTS Headphone:X on Snapdragon 800 processors provides a
superior audio solution, which every OEM can now integrate into any smartphone
DTS Headphone:X will be available on Snapdragon 800 processors in the second
half of 2013. This announcement represents a continued expansion of DTS’
collaboration with Qualcomm. In June 2012, DTS and Qualcomm collaborated and
successfully implemented DTS’ codecs onto the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP platforms.
About DTS, Inc.
DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment
exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio
technology to more than a billion consumer electronics products worldwide.
From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio,
DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now
increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies,
music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of
network-connected consumer devices. With the acquisition of SRS Labs, DTS
strengthens its position as a leader in providing end-to-end audio solutions
to the rapidly growing network entertainment sector. DTS technology is in car
audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home
theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every
device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate
headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing
operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los
Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan,
Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further
information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol
together, are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the
properties of their respective owners. © 2013 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.
Michael A. Farino
Global Results Communications
Asif Husain and Valerie Christopherson
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