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[November 16, 2012]

Wolfson's Audio Hub wins NMI Product Excellence Award

Nov 16, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Wolfson Microelectronics plc, a global leader in the design and development of mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for the consumer electronics market, today announced that its WM1811 Audio Hub won the prestigious Product Excellence Award at the 2012 NMI Awards in London last night.

The Product Excellence Award recognises new and innovative thinking and demonstrable success; understanding the quality and reliability requirements of a given market sector; and delivery of the product to the market to the expected quality levels including a plan to tackle yield, quality or reliability issues.

As one of Wolfson's most successful Audio Hubs to date, the WM1811 ultra-low power solution delivers outstanding voice call quality and audio playback to portable consumer electronic applications including smartphones and tablet computers. The WM1811 provides exceptional audio for leading consumer electronic applications including Samsung's flagship smartphone, the GALAXY S III, as well as its GALAXY Note 10.1 tablet device, and its GALAXY Note II smartphone.

Rash Sahota, VP of Audio Solutions at Wolfson, said: "We are delighted to receive this award from NMI. Our Audio Hub technology is leading the way in the consumer electronics industry and it's a great honour that the WM1811 is being recognised for its innovation and success in delivering excellent audio quality to world-leading consumer electronics applications." Speaking at the event, Derek Boyd, CEO of UK electronics trade organisation NMI, said: "The UK provides a lot of world beating innovation and products that enable exciting capabilities within the tight constraints of market opportunities. It was therefore difficult for the judges. The WM1811 is top quality product, with a high level of integration and we were delighted to award this to Wolfson." Press image details: Rash Sahota, VP of Audio Solutions at Wolfson Microelectronics (centre) receives the Product Excellence Award from Derek Boyd, CEO of NMI (left); and Kees Revenberg, Operations Manager of Maser Engineering, award category sponsor (right).

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