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Realtek’s Hi-Fi Audio Single Chip with Voice/Sound DSP and CODEC (ALC5642) Receives ‘Innovative Product Award 2012’

HSINCHU, Taiwan – December 14, 2012 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s leading IC providers, today announced that its Hi-Fi Audio Single Chip with Voice/Sound DSP and CODEC (ALC5642) has received an ‘Innovative Product Award 2012’ from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration in Taiwan.

The Realtek ALC5642 is the first audio single chip to integrate a Hi-Fi audio codec, high-efficiency/low-power amplifiers, and voice/sound DSP, as well as Realtek trademarked SounzReal™ sound effect technology. The high-integration and low-power architecture of the ALC5642 is designed for mobile product applications such as tablet and smartphone. Products featuring the ALC5642 will provide a high-quality voice communication experience, and excellent acoustic-fidelity and immersive audio when listening to music or watching movies etc. 

SounzReal™ sound effect technology includes BassBack (virtual bass), OmniSound (virtual surround), and TruTreble/Bass (Treble/Bass enhancement). The high performance Voice DSP provides wide-band level voice processing capabilities and very high voice communication quality. Built-in noise suppression, echo cancellation, and duplex capabilities all feature class-leading technologies. The voice DSP builds-in a proprietary long-range, low-noise recording technology enabling a smartphone or tablet to function as a voice recorder and camcorder.

“Our ALC5642 was designed specifically to offer a top quality audio experience on today’s ubiquitous mobile devices”, said Realtek’s Vice President and Spokesman, Jessy Chen. “To further enhance mobility, Realtek proprietary audio codec and amplifier architecture provide lower power consumption to enable longer playback time in battery powered devices”.