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Focus Enhancements Spins off Rapidly Growing Semiconductor Division

by August 01, 2010
Summit Seminconductor

Summit Seminconductor


 Summit Semiconductor LLC to Concentrate on Growth of Wireless Audio Technology Portfolio with Summit Wireless, the Standard-bearer for High Definition Wireless Home Theater Surround Sound


Hillsboro, OR, July 29, 2010 – Focus Enhancements Inc. announces the spin off of its semiconductor division under the name Summit Semiconductor, LLC. Summit Semiconductor will be headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, along with its portfolio of wireless audio and video chip technologies. Brett Moyer, a veteran of the audio and video technology industry and former president of Focus Enhancements will be president and chief executive officer of Summit Semiconductor.  

 Summit Semiconductor’s business will focus on delivering wireless audio solutions such as its unrivaled Summit Wireless™ technology; an integrated circuit enabling home audio systems to distribute high-definition, distortion-free audio with ease. Summit’s patent pending technology allows the consumer to set up a high definition home theater system ranging from 2.1 to 7.1 speakers, in under 30 minutes with perfect sound calibration to the listener’s location using MyZone™ technology. Summit Wireless was named one of the “100 Best Innovations for 2009” by Popular Science magazine in the home entertainment category.

 In the fourth quarter of this year Summit Wireless will be designed into a variety of audio platforms including, home theater speakers, sound bars, audio video receivers and wireless audio hubs. Beginning in 2011, Summit Wireless is slated to be integrated into, digital televisions, Blu-ray DVD players, gaming platforms, MP3 players, docking stations, and set top boxes.

 In addition to the Summit audio solutions, the team will continue to support its long standing television encoder business with its high resolution digital video scan conversion integrated chips, ideal for information appliances, entertainment systems, medical display equipment and industrial applications.

 “With the explosive growth of flat panel digital televisions, 3D animation and game systems capable of decoding 5.1 and 7.1 content, analysts anticipate significant growth in wireless audio solutions,” said Brett Moyer, president and chief executive, Summit Semiconductor. “Since Summit Wireless enabled speakers deliver the industry’s only true high definition, 7.1 wireless surround sound, with automatic set up and instant sweet spot calibration, we believe Summit Wireless will soon be the de facto wireless solution.”

Consumers will be able to purchase products enabled with Summit Wireless technology in the fourth quarter of 2010, with several products being unveiled at the upcoming CEDIA Expo, Atlanta, GA, September 22-26, 2010. To schedule a product demonstration at CEDIA contact mzadeh@summitsemi.com or to learn more about Summit Wireless technology visit http://www.summitwireless.com.  


About Summit Semiconductor, LLC:

Summit Semiconductor, LLC, is a successful spin-off of Focus Enhancements with over a decade of fabless semiconductor chip design and wireless system integration experience targeting the home entertainment markets. Its award-winning Summit Wireless™ technology is the leading integrated circuit solution enabling home audio systems to distribute high-definition, distortion-free audio with ease. Summit Wireless is designed to be integrated into home theater speakers, sound bars, audio/video recorders, digital television, DVD players, MP3 players, set-top boxes, and gaming systems. Summit Semiconductor is headquartered Hillsboro, OR, USA, with offices in San Jose, CA, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. 

For more information on Summit Semiconductor, please visit www.summitsemi.com.

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