Samsung concludes licensing agreement for HD audio technology

August 26, 2004 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has entered into a licencing agreement for high-definition audio technology from Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc. through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Desper Products Inc.

According to Spatializer Audio Laboratories, under this license agreement, Samsung will have a nonexclusive license to use the UltraMobile HD technology in certain products, including DVDs and portable digital audio players. Samsung intends to make this technology a standard feature in its product offerings. Spatializer is beginning to license its technologies directly to semiconductor companies.

“This agreement with Spatializer enables Samsung Electronics to provide differentiated 3D Virtual Surround technologies on silicon chips supporting sound/music functions for applications such as DVD players and MP3 players,” said K.H. Shin, senior manager of Samsung Electronics’ System LSI division. Shin added that these advanced technologies and features will enforce Samsung’s presence in the multimedia system-on-chip semiconductor market.


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