SHENZHEN, China and UPPSALA, Sweden, December 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
AAC and Dirac announce cooperation. AAC's high performance micro-speaker products to be combined with Dirac's advanced audio technologies.
World-leading micro component total solution supplier AAC Technologies Holdings and Swedish audio technology provider Dirac Research AB today announced a cooperation that will combine the best of AAC's advanced micro speaker technology with cutting edge audio signal processing from Dirac.
With AAC's high performance speakers and Dirac's M-Suite™ technologies, smartphone users will now be able to experience a wide dynamic stereo sound and exceptional clarity.
The unique package comprising AAC's high performance speakers and acoustic design with Dirac's custom audio optimization algorithms offers mobile device manufacturers unprecedented sound quality and shorter time to market.
"The cooperation with AAC creates exciting opportunities to leverage our digital audio processing on a wider scale in mobile devices. The combination of the class-leading bass, sensitivity and distortion performance of AAC's speakers and our audio software competence will form a unique base for development of new products, and create great value for the customer," said Dr. Mathias Johansson, CEO at Dirac.
"Smartphones and tablets are becoming entertainment platforms. Therefore consumers' demand for sound quality increases and the speakers are moving in the direction of high fidelity but miniature size. With Dirac's cutting edge technology in audio signal processing working together with AAC's high performance speakers, the sound quality is enhanced, and the combination fits well with our strategy to provide customers with total solutions." said Mr. Zhu Bingke, R&D Senior VP at AAC.
AAC Technologies was founded in 1993 and listed in Hong Kong in 2005 (stock code 2018.HK). It has become the world's leading supplier of micro components total solutions for communications, IT and consumer electronics markets. Backed by strong scientific research, design, and production capabilities, the Company provides customers with high quality value-added products. AAC Technologies owns 12 R&D centers and employs more than 600 senior research staff and engineers. Production facilities are located in Changzhou, Suzhou, Shuyang and Shenzhen in China and are equipped with cutting-edge automated production and testing equipment, providing customers with a one-stop shop for acoustics, haptics, radio frequency (RF), optics and integrated solutions. AAC Technologies also have subsidiaries in the United States, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and Europe.
As one of the industry leaders, AAC Technologies maintains strategic relationships with a number of the world's top brands and its products are widely used in smart phones, tablets, ultra-thin notebook computers, wearable devices and other consumer electronics products. In 2013, the overall annual sales of the Group reached US1.3 billion (approximately RMB 8 billion). Read more at http://www.aactechnologies.com
Dirac Research is a Swedish audio research firm specializing in high-performance digital sound optimization, room correction and sound field synthesis. The company was founded by researchers from the Signals & Systems Group of Uppsala University, Sweden. With Dirac's patented toolbox for efficient and accurate audio system optimization, customers such as BMW, Bentley, Rolls Royce and Datasat Digital Entertainment have achieved dramatically improved sound quality and a shortened time-to-market. Dirac Research maintains offices in Sweden, Tokyo, Detroit, Seoul and Shanghai.
Dirac M-Suite is a total sound optimization package for mobile devices based on a set of high-end technologies originally derived from the high-end home audio, professional cinema and premium automotive markets. Dirac M-Suite consists of a set of advanced technologies for louder, clearer and richer sound from mobile devices. Read more at http://www.dirac.se/en/technologies/dirac-m-suite.aspx.
SOURCE Dirac Research AB