CALABASAS, Calif. (July 17, 2012) – DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio, today announced a collaboration with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd to integrate DTS’ audio solution into select models of Samsung’s 2012 premium Smart TV line. This worldwide implementation will deliver rich surround sound to Samsung’s flagship 7000 and 8000 series LED and plasma TVs, offering consumers the ultimate home theater listening experience.
“Our goal is to improve consumers’ television watching experiences by providing rich, immersive audio,” stated Brian Towne, executive vice president and chief operating officer at DTS, Inc. “The DTS audio solution allows users to effortlessly enjoy multi-channel surround sound regardless of the audio source.”
The DTS audio solution provides consumers with a seamless conversion from stereo to surround sound audio for elevated vocal quality and a more engaging, immersive sound. DTS’ audio solution allows up-mixing to 5.1 channels of surround sound via the Samsung TV in order to provide a superior audio entertainment experience to consumers across a variety of applications, including:
• Enhanced cinema viewing—broadcasts movies and television shows in surround sound for a captivating, immersive entertainment experience;
• Elevated music listening—delivers music with more depth and realism to better mimic the quality originally intended by musicians and producers;
• Heightened engagement for gaming—provides multi-dimensional audio to complement today’s visually stimulating video games for the ultimate gaming experience.
“DTS is becoming a significant leader in the television market as demonstrated by the growing number of leading TV manufacturers that are leveraging DTS’ audio solution to deliver a superior audio experience to the consumer,” said Jea Yoo, DTS vice president and president of DTS Korea.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) is dedicated to making digital entertainment exciting, engaging and effortless by providing state-of-the-art audio technology to hundreds of millions of DTS-licensed consumer electronics products worldwide. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of movies and other forms of digital entertainment on a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in home theaters, car audio systems, PCs, game consoles, DVD players, televisions, digital media players, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music software and every device capable of playing Blu-ray™ discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California, with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Northern California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit www.dts.com. DTS is a registered U.S. trademark of DTS, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners. © 2012 DTS, Inc. All rights reserved.