Milestones

 2013

  • Samsung and Wolfson sign multi-year IP license and component supply agreement, establishing Wolfson as a primary audio partner for Samsung's Galaxy range of smartphones and tablets
  • First deployment of Wolfson’s noise cancellation / reduction technology in a flagship smartphone

2012

  • Wolfson introduces the world's first quad core HD Audio Processor System-on-a-Chip (SoC) 
  • Supply chain support team established in Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Wolfson’s WM1811 Audio Hub wins NMI Product Excellence Award
  • Wolfson ships it’s 2 billionth chip

2011

  • Wolfson acquires Dynamic Hearing PTY Ltd
  • Wolfson delivers world's first Audio System-on-a-Chip (SoC)
  • Wolfson's Digital Silence™ unveils its first Digital Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

2010

  • Wolfson celebrates 25 years
  • Wolfson sets the benchmark for HD Audio in the next generation of multimedia applications
  • Wolfson receives techMARK Innovation Award

2009

  • Mike Hickey becomes CEO at Wolfson
  • Wolfson establishes its category-defining Audio Hubs franchise
  • Wolfson opens a Semiconductor Development Centre in Yokohama, Japan
  • Wolfson opens Design Centre in Newbury, UK

2008

  • Wolfson produces its billionth chip
  • Wolfson’s WM8350 AudioPlus™ Smart Power solution wins Portable Design’s 2008 Editor’s Choice Award
  • Michael Ruettgers becomes Chairman at Wolfson.

2007

  • New Wolfson AudioPlus™ strategy for growth
  • Wolfson acquires Sonaptic Ltd
  • Duke of Edinburgh presents Andrew Viterbi with James Clerk Maxwell Award sponsored by Wolfson
  • Wolfson acquires Oligon Ltd
  • Dave Shrigley becomes CEO at Wolfson

2006

  • Company of the Year at the Growing Business Awards
  • Entrepreneur of the Year for David Milne
  • WM8985 wins Semiconductor Product of the Year at Elektra 06
  • David Milne awarded CEO of the Year at Scottish Plc Awards
  • Wolfson awarded Plc of the Year at Scottish Plc Awards
  • Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation

2005

  • Expand Asian operations by opening new offices in Osaka (Japan) and Singapore
  • Annual revenues exceed $100M
  • Market capitalisation exceeds $1bn
  • Opened office on Shanghai
  • Awarded ISO 14001 environmental certification

2004

  • Logistics hub opened in Malaysia
  • European Supplier of the Year Award
  • Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade
  • New Company of the Year Award
  • WM9712L wins Analogzone’s Product of the Year Award
  • Introduced first Class D technology products

2003

  • Opened sales office in China
  • Publicly quoted on the London Stock Exchange (WLF.L)
  • CEO of The Year Award for David Milne
  • Introduced first dedicated multi-media phone product

2002

  • Winner of Fabless Semiconductor Association Outstanding Financial Performance Award
  • Catalogue reaches 50 products
  • Re-registration from a Private Limited Company to a Public Limited Company

2001

  • Shipped 40 millionth product
  • Opened sales office in Japan

1999

  • Opened sales offices in US and Taiwan
  • Introduced first Audio products

1996

  • Introduced first imaging products

1995

  • Strategic decision to become a fabless semiconductor company

1984

  • Wolfson Microelectronics Ltd founded as an analogue/mixed-signal design house
  • Registration Number: SCO89839

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