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Wolfson delivers outstanding audio to Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 and Samsung GALAXY Note II

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wolfson Microelectronics plc, a global leader in the design and development of mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the consumer electronics market, has today announced that its ultra-low power Audio Hub, the WM1811, has been selected by Samsung to provide outstanding audio for its latest tablet device, the GALAXY Note 10.1, and its latest smartphone, the GALAXY Note II.

The GALAXY Note 10.1 and the GALAXY Note II are the latest Samsung devices to feature Wolfson’s audio technology inside, with Samsung having previously designed Wolfson’s Audio Hubs into several of its leading-edge smartphones including its best-selling Samsung GALAXY S III, and its earlier Wave and GALAXY S smartphones.

With class-leading technology, including an integrated stereo speaker driver and a high output power headphone driver, Wolfson’s WM1811 provides crystal-clear audio playback for music and video while minimising power consumption, enabling outstanding high definition audio user experiences with long battery life. Its small size and fully integrated design means the WM1811 requires fewer components than a discrete solution, resulting in a smaller PCB footprint and a reduced bill of materials cost for the manufacturer. The WM1811 also supports a vast range of different architectures and use cases, thanks to its stereo full-duplex asynchronous sample rate conversion and multi-channel digital mixing.

Mike Hickey, CEO of Wolfson, said: “We are delighted that Samsung has chosen Wolfson’s audio solution once again, this time for its latest innovative devices, the GALAXY Note 10.1 and GALAXY Note II. Samsung’s confidence in our technology is testament to the exceptional quality of our audio solutions, which enable manufacturers to provide consumers with differentiated audio experiences and optimised battery performance.”

Powered by Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the GALAXY Note 10.1 features a powerful 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor, a 10.1-inch LCD display and many additional features such as an innovative S Pen for a natural writing experience. Including a variety of S Note templates and productive tools, Learning Hub for accessing education curricula and creative application Adobe Photoshop® Touch, Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 is the perfect device for active content creation, productivity and learning.

Samsung GALAXY Note II, powered by Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean), is the most powerful smartphone to spark everyone’s creative inspirations. It features a powerful 1.6GHz quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED screen and many S Pen optimised features including Air View, which allows users to hover with the S Pen over an email, S Planner, image gallery or video to preview the content without having to open it, and Easy Clip which allows users to instantly outline and crop any content on the screen in any shape to save, share or paste.


Wolfson Press Contacts:

Chris King/Ellie Dobson
EML Wildfire
Tel: +44 (0) 208 408 8000

Laura Moore
Wolfson Microelectronics plc
Tel: +44 (0)131 272 7000

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