LAS VEGAS, USA: Virage Logic Corp., the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, announced a partnership with Integrated Device Technology Inc., a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience.
Under the terms of the agreement, Virage Logic will offer its Sonic Focus suite of audio enrichment software on the IDT codecs sold to PC manufacturers worldwide. This includes the new 92HD89X Power Smart audio codecs, announced in September 2009, designed to meet the audio demands of today's business and consumer desktops. IDT, the second largest supplier of audio codecs to the worldwide PC industry, will market and support Virage Logic’s Sonic Focus audio software to their PC OEMs.
“There is a major wave sweeping over the PC industry that is turning desktop and portable PCs into consumer multimedia devices,” said Patrick Griffith, senior marketing director of the IDT Audio Division.
“While there have been major strides forward in display technology, the audio produced on these computing platforms has not kept pace. IDT’s latest codec offering addresses these audio challenges in concert with Virage Logic’s Sonic Focus audio enrichment software. Together we are able to compensate for the speaker size and compact enclosures to provide the consumer with an unprecedented listening experience.”
“Virage Logic’s partnership with IDT expands our Sonic Focus technology in the PC market, supporting our rapid growth with PC OEM’s worldwide,” said Michael Franzi, vice president and general manager of Virage Logic’s Sonic Focus Audio IP solutions.
“We are very pleased that IDT will be delivering our Sonic Focus audio solutions with their latest codecs for the PC market. Together we are delivering high performance audio solutions that meet consumer needs by offering an audio experience that rivals the video quality of high definition content.”