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Partner Release - DTS Expands Enhanced Audio Offerings Available on Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP Cores

This Partnership Highlights Industry and Consumer Demand for High Quality, Cutting-Edge Audio Solutions for the TV and PC Markets 

CALABASAS, Calif. (October 2, 2012) – DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio, today announced that libraries for two of its latest audio enhancement suites targeting the TV and PC markets, Studio Sound™ and Premium Sound™, acquired through SRS Labs, are now available for Tensilica’s HiFi DSP cores. This expanded relationship offers Tensilica’s licensees the ability to quickly and easily implement DTS’ most powerful audio enhancement solutions targeting the TV and PC markets for their product designs.

“With more of our customers demanding access to solutions that create the potential for a high quality audio experience on TVs and PCs, it is essential for us to work closely with DTS, who having recently acquired SRS Labs, holds the industry’s broadest portfolio of audio processing solutions,” stated Larry Przywara, Tensilica’s senior director of multimedia marketing. “We believe that our platform partners will be thrilled that we are offering DTS’ latest premium audio solutions on our extremely popular HiFi DSP cores.”

Licensees of DTS who utilize Tensilica’s HiFi audio DSP cores have the option to enjoy the benefit of DTS’ tuning and audio consulting services, to help them achieve the best possible sound on their devices using DTS technology.

DTS Studio Sound™ (previously SRS StudioSound 3D) provides the ultimate audio entertainment experience for today’s flat panel TV architectures. Utilizing revolutionary audio depth rendering technology, Studio Sound complements 2D and 3D content unlike any solution ever offered. In addition, essential foundational technologies for speaker correction, louder sound, immersive surround, and better bass are included.

DTS Premium Sound™ (previously SRS Premium Sound 3D) is akin to Studio Sound, but designed for the next-generation of Windows-based devices,providing the ultimate audio entertainment experience from all content played on any Windows OS product. The suite also features essential speaker correction technologies, to insure optimal tuning for each manufacturer’s PC design, and the Company’s proprietary audio depth rendering solution, delivering incredibly immersive sound from small speakers

DTS Studio Sound & DTS Premium Sound Features

  • The ultimate multimedia super-suites for delivering premium audio quality
  • Immersive surround sound from two speakers or headphones
  • Audio Depth Rendering - Extracts acoustic placement cues from original audio signal and adds near and far depth to deliver rich, immersive sound
  • Features volume leveling technology for a consistent listening level
  • Deeper, more powerful bass
  • Crystal clear dialog

“Thanks to the long-term relationship that DTS has with Tensilica and the relationship we’ve built together, we’ve been able to deliver optimized audio suites and codec technologies to commercial projects very quickly,” said Geir Skaaden, senior vice president, products and platforms at DTS. “Tensilica’s DSP cores have become a favorite among our TV and PC partners. Because of this, we believe that our expanded relationship with Tensilica will play an instrumental role in maintaining the successes that both DTS and SRS have had as independent companies, while at the same time providing a strong foundation for the future success we anticipate to see in these markets, with DTS having acquired SRS Labs.” 

Tensilica’s HiFi Audio DSP is the most popular audio DSP core on the market and is licensed by ten of the top 20 semiconductor companies and many leading system OEMs. The HiFi Audio DSP solution includes more than 100 audio encoders, decoders, and audio-enhancement software packages for efficient audio processing in applications ranging from low power mobile devices – such as mobile phones and MP3 players – to high performance home entertainment systems, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players/recorders, and HDTVs. The HiFi Audio DSP is part of Tensilica’s growing line of dataplane processors (DPUs) that do the challenging, computer-intensive tasks in SOC (system-on-chip) designs.

Over 50 companies have licensed Tensilica’s HiFi audio DSPs, including Fujitsu, HiSilicon, Ibiquity Digital, Intel, LG Electronics, Novatek, NVIDIA, PnPNetwork, Samsung, Stretch and Wolfson Microelectronics.

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About DTS, Inc. 
DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to more than a billion consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. With the acquisition of SRS Labs, DTS strengthens its position as a leader in providing end-to-end audio solutions to the rapidly growing network entertainment sector.  DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS, the Symbol, and DTS and the Symbol together, are registered trademarks of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. © 2012 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.