Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WISA), a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for smart devices, has announced that WiSA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: WISA), will integrate WiSA’s multichannel spatial audio capabilities into Realtek’s 5GHz IoT chip feature set. The collaboration will result in a low-cost IoT module that can offer uncompressed, high-definition spatial audio streams for an unrivaled immersive audio experience.
K.Y. Yen, the president of Realtek, said, “Realtek is looking for strong industry partners that can help us expand the capabilities of our IoT audio and video processors. Spatial audio is a new and fascinating industry for us, and we’re excited to collaborate with WiSA and the Summit engineers to provide this new immersive audio experience to our clients’ devices.”
Chairman of WiSA, LLC and CEO of Summit Wireless Technologies Brett Moyer remarked, “In order to deliver our 10 years of expertise in immersive audio solutions to the mainstream markets, we required an experienced semiconductor partner whose IoT Wi-Fi chip roadmap coincided with our strategic goal. Realtek was the best option. There is no better partner to deliver WiSA’s spatial audio capabilities to the people than Qualcomm, with their powerful array of audio and video processors and an extensive list of tier-one consumer electronics clients. Samples are expected to be ready in 2022, according to WiSA and Realtek.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (2379. TW) is a global leader in the design and development of integrated circuits (ICs) for linked media, communications networks, computer peripherals, and multimedia applications. Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, xDSL, VoIP Solutions, Bluetooth, xPON, IoT Solutions, Automotive Ethernet Solutions, High Fidelity Audio Solutions for Consumer and PC Applications, Card Reader Controllers, Web/IP Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Home Center Controllers are among the company’s products. Realtek provides full-featured, high-performance, and cost-effective comprehensive solutions based on extensive design skills in RF, analog, and mixed-signal circuits, as well as strong manufacturing and system understanding.
About WiSA, LLC
WiSA® is a non-profit organization that teaches, evangelizes, and promotes spatial audio solutions in the home. WiSA collaborates with major consumer electronics companies, technology providers, retailers, and ecosystem partners to create an immersive audio experience that everyone can enjoy, using technology developed by Summit Wireless Technologies. Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. owns WiSA, LLC, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, which is a fully owned subsidiary.
About Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc.
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a maker of WiSA-branded spatial wireless sound technology for smart devices and next-generation home entertainment systems. Summit’s technology creates immersive audio experiences for high-definition material such as movies and television, music, sports, gaming/esports, and other forms of entertainment. Summit Wireless is based in San Jose, California, and has sales offices in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea.