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Cirrus Logic Elevates User Experience for Smartphones, Tablets with New Voice Processors That Deliver Clear Communications

  Cirrus Logic Elevates User Experience for Smartphones, Tablets with New
  Voice Processors That Deliver Clear Communications Anytime, Anywhere

  CS48LV12/13 Voice Processor ICs with SoundClearEmbedded Software Deliver
   Complete High Performance Solutions for Voice Quality and Improved Voice
                             Recognition Accuracy

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- February 13, 2014

Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS),  a leader in high-precision analog and
digital signal processing components, is extending its portfolio of
market-leading portable audio ICs with a new line of voice processors for
mobile applications. The ultra-low power Cirrus Logic CS48LV12/13 voice
processors with integrated SoundClear^® technology elevate the user experience
and improve voice recognition accuracy insmartphones, tablets and
wearablesby improving voice quality, eliminating background noise and
delivering clear communications in any environment.

Inside Cirrus Logic, an anechoic chamber (which is a room designed to
completely absorb reflections ...

Inside Cirrus Logic, an anechoic chamber (which is a room designed to
completely absorb reflections of sound waves) is used to test systems and
components in an environment that is free from outside noise and
reverberation. R&D staff utilize it to constantly innovate and improve our
cutting-edge SoundClear(TM) voice solutions. (Photo: Business Wire)

Cirrus Logic’sSoundClear technology features single/dual microphone noise
suppression and acoustic echo cancelation for both narrow and wideband audio
content, providing manufacturers with a complete hardware and embedded
software product capable of delivering unmatched consumer experiences with
voice recognition applications and phone conversations in handset or
speakerphone mode. Speakerphone use cases for both productivity and
entertainment are becoming increasingly important, and SoundClear technology
delivers a clear performance advantage with a best-in-class full duplex and
echo-free experience.

“Voice-enabled interface features will continue to fuel growth in mobile
devices, yet will require superior signal processing technology to give
consumers an exceptional user experience,” said Jason Rhode, president and
CEO, Cirrus Logic. “Cirrus Logic provides complete IC solutions that leverage
our audio DSP hardware and advanced SoundClear embedded software to ensure
superior voice performance, anytime and anywhere.”

To facilitate faster time-to-market for mobile applications with fundamental
voice processing requirements, the CS48LV12 offers a fixed function, turnkey
solution with the latest SoundClear voice technology for noise suppression and
echo cancelation. The configurable CS48LV13 adds ASR Enhance™, a
dual-microphone noise reduction technology, to improve the reliability and
accuracy of automatic speech recognition (ASR) engines operating in harsh,
noisy environments.

To enable “always on” voice wakeup of mobile devices, the CS48LV13 supports
the industry’s lowest power implementation of TrulyHandsfree™ technology from
Sensory, Inc. By combining TrulyHandsfree technology with SoundClear ASR
Enhance, ultra-low power voice detection, optimized hardware and intelligent
system control, the CS48LV13 provides customers a solution for using voice as
an interface to wake up a device and the ability to always be active and on,
without eroding the customer experience due to observed battery life
reduction.

Implemented and optimized on the industry’s smallest, lowest-power audio DSP,
the 32-bit CS48LV12/13 includes advanced multimedia software to enable a
variety of audio and voice enhancements. When combined with the SoundClear
RAPID2 acoustic tuning tool and world-class support, leading OEMs can rely on
Cirrus Logic solutions powered by SoundClear to enable compelling new features
and performance in the latest consumer products.

Cirrus Logic’s SoundClear technology has been shipped in more than 75 million
units representing more than 135 products, including leading smartphones,
tablets, Bluetooth^® speakers and automotive entertainment systems.

Availability

The CS48LV12 and CS48LV13 are currently in volume production and are available
in 20-ball wafer level chip scale or 24-pin QFN packages. For customer pricing
information please visithttp://cirrus.com/en/contacts/sales/index.htmlto
find a local sales representative.

Cirrus Logic, Inc.

Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated
circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse
analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly
optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications. The
company operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas, with offices in Phoenix,
Ariz., Europe, Japan and Asia. More information about Cirrus Logic is
available at www.cirrus.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in
this news release contain forward-looking statements, including our
expectations concerning voice-enabled interface features. In addition, any
statements that refer to our plans, expectations, strategies or other
characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current
expectations, estimates and assumptions and are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These
risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk factors
listed in our Form 10-K for the year ended March 30, 2013, and in our other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at
www.sec.gov. Any foregoing information concerning our business outlook
represents our outlook as of the date of this news release, and we undertake
no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new developments or otherwise.

Cirrus Logic, Cirrus, the Cirrus Logic logo design, SoundClear and ASR Enhance
are among the registered trademarks or trademarks of Cirrus Logic, Inc. and
its subsidiaries. Other brand names or trademarks belong to their respective
holders. © 2014 Cirrus Logic, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Contact:

Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Bill Schnell, 512-851-4084
Public Relations
bill.schnell@cirrus.com
or
Strategic Communications, Inc.
Angie Hatfield, 425-941-2895
ahatfield@strategiccom.biz
 
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