Amoisonic Electronics Selects Microsemi Class-D Amplifiers For Power-on Board DVD Player
One of the China's Largest DVD Manufacturer Using 6-Channels, 30W(RMS) AudioMax® Solution
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 22, 2002--Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading manufacturer of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, today announced that its patented AudioMAX® Class-D audio amplifier technology has been selected by Amoisonic Electronics Co. Ltd., one of the China's largest DVD manufacturer, for its new line of power-on-board DVD players which add 5.1 surround sound to traditional DVD functions..
Microsemi's broad offering of AudioMAX Class-D amplifier products provide full power audiophile performance with an efficiency that eliminates damaging heat in space-constrained designs like next- generation home theater DVD players and automotive entertainment systems. The Amoisonic DVD player designs call for 6-channel, 30W amplifier solutions.
"We're continuing to see a favorable reception from China's largest DVD manufacturers for Microsemi's AudioMAX technology in new power-on-board DVD designs," said James J. Peterson, Microsemi president and chief executive officer. "AudioMAX's extraordinary sound performance and efficiency meet their critical design requirements to address this emerging market segment," he added.
With headquarters in Xiamen, Amoisonic Electronics has been the largest manufacturer and supplier of VCRs in China for five years. The company's consumer electronics products portfolio also includes digital audio, consumer communication and IT products.
About Microsemi Class-D Audio Technology
Microsemi has been a leader in developing AudioMAX Class-D audio technology that offers a choice of compatible mono/stereo controllers and reference designs to support both single and multiple-speaker systems.
Available power of up to 150 watts delivers a full 18Hz to 20kHz bandwidth performance with typical distortion as low as (less than) 0.04%. For portable applications, single-supply operation can be as low as 7 volts.
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Microsemi is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of analog, mixed-signal and discrete semiconductors. The company's semiconductors manage and regulate power, protect against transient voltage spikes and transmit, receive and amplify signals.
Microsemi products include individual components as well as complete circuit solutions that enhance customer designs by providing battery optimization, reducing size or protecting circuits. Markets the company serves include mobile connectivity, computer/peripherals, telecommunications, medical, industrial/commercial, space/satellite and military.
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