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Wolfson to be the primary audio partner for Galaxy range of devices

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Samsung has finally signed a deal with Wolfson Microelectronics for the company’s audio chips to be used in the Samsung Galaxy range of smart phones and tablets. The South Korean smart phone giant has in fact worked with Wolfson Microelectronics before, on the Samsung Galaxy S. But first, what is Wolfson Microelectronics? Well, the company is a multinational microelectronics and semiconductor company, which is specifically known for its audio solutions. The company makes really good products in the signal processing and mixed signal market. And the company provides some of the best audio components for mobile devices.

After the Samsung Galaxy S, the South Korean smart phone manufacturer moved to Yamaha’s chips for its Galaxy S II and Galaxy  Note smart phones. After that, the company moved back to Wolfson’s chips for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The latest smart phone from the company, the Samsung Galaxy S IV, “uses a very high specs Wolfson WM5102 audio chipset for unequaled audio fidelity.”

The new agreement between the companies, which is destined to last at least for the next three years, will let the exchange of intellectual property as well as component supply. And as already mentioned, the awesome audio solution will be available in all Galaxy branded smart phones and tablets from the South Korean manufacturer.

Mike Hickey, CEO of Wolfson, said:

“This is a significant milestone for Wolfson, and we are delighted to be making this announcement. Having worked closely with Samsung over recent years on their GALAXY range of tablets and smartphones, this agreement is a testament to our strong IP portfolio and our growing partnership, and we very much look forward to working closely together to continue to deliver exceptional audio in Samsung’s smartphones and tablets.” 

Source: Just Amp