Universal Electronics is Selected by Samsung to Deliver the Control Intelligence That Powers the Samsung WatchON Application in

  Universal Electronics is Selected by Samsung to Deliver the Control
  Intelligence That Powers the Samsung WatchON Application in Their Galaxy S5
  Smartphone, Samsung Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches

Business Wire

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- April 30, 2014

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (Nasdaq:UEIC)  today announced that its
industry-leading universal setup and control solution, UEI QuickSet™ along
with UEI’s global device control database is the underlying control technology
driving the Samsung WatchON application.

The Samsung WatchON application is available on Galaxy S5 through Galaxy
Essentials and the WatchON Remote is pre-installed in the Samsung Gear 2 and
Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches. Samsung WatchON provides a service that truly shows
the meaning of “connected devices,” allowing the smartphone to act as an
extension of a consumer’s daily life, offering users more control of their
lives by allowing them to control electronic products including their
television and set-top box through a built-in embedded IR LED sensor.

UEI QuickSet is currently deployed in millions of devices in cable, satellite,
gaming, and home entertainment, and also has proven itself as a “must have”
tool in the smartphone and tablet space.

“We are excited Samsung has selected us as a valuable partner in their
continued push for innovation in mobile devices.” said Paul Arling, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Electronics Inc. “Through these
product collaborations we are redefining what a remote control is and the
consumer experience surrounding control on a global level.”

UEI’s device code database is the industry’s leading device database for
universal entertainment control, giving users access to literally hundreds of
thousands of control functions for virtually all types of electronic
entertainment devices in the world. Consumers across the globe will benefit
from UEI QuickSet’s ability to deliver the right control code for their
specific digital entertainment device.

About Universal Electronics

Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader in
wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and
delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment
devices, digital media, and home systems. The company’s broad portfolio of
patented technologies and database of infrared control software have been
adopted by many Fortune 500 companies in the consumer electronics,
subscription broadcast, and computing industries. UEI sells and licenses
wireless control products through distributors and retailers under the One For
All® brand name. For additional information, visit our website at www.uei.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant
to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact
are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the timely
development, delivery, and market acceptance of products and technologies
identified in this release; the continued rollout of IR-based features and
functions in smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets; the continued penetration
and growth of the products and consumer technologies identified in this
release, including the end user download rate of the Samsung “WatchON”
application; and other factors described in the Company’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual results that the Company
achieves may differ materially from any forward-looking statement due to such
risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes no obligations to revise or
update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or
circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Contact:

UEI Corporate Marketing and Public Relations
Benny Canady, 714-918-9500
bcanady@ueic.com
 
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