Wolfson Microelectronics, a leading designer and developer of mixed-signal semiconductor audio solutions for the consumer electronics market, has agreed a multi-year IP License and a Component Supply Agreement with Samsung Electronics which helps to establish Wolfson as a primary Samsung audio partner. As a result of the agreement, Wolfson expects to be a major audio component supplier for Samsung’s GALAXY range of smartphones and tablets, including the GALAXY S4, in 2013.
This announcement builds on Wolfson and Samsung’s existing relationship, where Wolfson has provided audio products for Samsung devices including its best-selling GALAXY S III, as well as its GALAXY Note II and GALAXY Note 10.1.
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.”