GENEVA July 18
The substantive collaboration announced today will see ST license patented personal audio technology from Soundchip, becoming an active champion of the HD-PA Standard, while Soundchip will access design software tools from ST and promote ST’s HD-PA Ready™ silicon.
The intellectual property that ST is licensing from Soundchip provides access to a comprehensive set of technological resources that enable ST to deliver to its customers HD-PA-compliant sound performance in IC’s designed for state of the art headsets and headphones.
ST expects its first HD-PA Ready silicon devices to be available in sampling quantities at the beginning of Q4 2011.
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SOURCE STMicroelectronics; Soundchip SA