Wolfson Provides TomTom Users with 1.5million Exceptional In-Car Audio Experiences
Edinburgh, UK, 5 December 2005 – Wolfson Microelectronics plc (LSE:WLF.L) today announced that it has exceeded 1.5 million device shipments to TomTom, the leading in-car navigation solution provider. Wolfson’s WM8711 stereo DAC and WM8971 stereo CODEC provide TomTom with its high quality audio output across the GO 300, 500 and 700 ranges.
“The primary criteria for selection was the quality of the sound achievable,” commented Mark Gretton, Development Director at TomTom. “TomTom users are generally in noisy automotive environments so we needed to select devices that gave a clear, exceptionally high quality output for both music and the spoken word in multiple languages. The Wolfson devices scored highly on every level.”
According to Yan Goh, product marketing manager for Wolfson, the devices selected were designed specifically with portable digital audio applications in mind. He said, “Wolfson designers are passionate about creating devices that provide the user with an outstanding audio experience no matter what the application. These devices offer TomTom low power, high quality audio and we are delighted to be working with them.”
The WM8971 is a low power stereo CODEC, which integrates complete interfaces to stereo or mono microphones and a stereo headphone. External component requirements are drastically reduced as no separate microphone or headphone amplifiers are required. The WM8711 is a low power complete replay-only DAC and includes an analogue input path through to a volume control and headphone driver for sources such as external tuners or microphones.
TomTom NV is a leading provider of personal navigation products and services to the consumer market. TomTom’s products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, quality, ease of use and value. TomTom’s products include all-in-one navigation devices which enable customers to navigate right out of the box, as well as navigation software products which integrate with third party devices such as PDAs and smartphones. TomTom’s portfolio of products and services includes the award-winning TomTom GO family of integrated navigation devices, the TomTom ONE, the TomTom Navigator software for PDAs, TomTom MOBILE navigation software for smart phones and TomTom Plus, a location-based content and services offering for TomTom’s navigation products and Datafactory’s Webfleet platform for Tracking and Tracing services. TomTom was founded in 1991 in Amsterdam and has offices in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States and Taiwan. TomTom’s products are sold through a network of leading retailers in 20 countries and online.
About Wolfson Microelectronics
Wolfson Microelectronics plc is a leading global provider of high performance, mixed-signal semiconductors for digital consumer electronics applications.
Renowned worldwide for its audio and imaging technologies, Wolfson devices can be found at the heart of many of the world’s highest profile consumer products, including mobile phones, MP3 players, gaming consoles, DVD players, DVD-RW, LCD-TV and multi-function peripherals. If a digital product can capture an image or play a sound, Wolfson’s vision is to supply a product that will allow it to perform these tasks better.
Headquartered in Edinburgh, UK, Wolfson has sales and engineering offices in the USA, Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea and Singapore. Wolfson Microelectronics plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: WLF.L).
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