Edinburgh, Scotland -- Wolfson Microelectronics Ltd. here today disclosed a partnership with Texas Instruments Inc. to create new chip solutions for current and future digital audio applications, such as those using MP3, Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Media Audio (WMA), and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) formats.
Wolfson -- a five-year-old fabless chip company specializing in advanced analog and data converter ICs -- said it will develop a family of "Media Deliver Devices" as part of its collaboration with Dallas-based TI.
The first product in Wolfson's new family of devices will be a complete solution for portable audio Internet appliances, which will be fully compliant with the Secure Data Management Interface (SDMI) for copyright protection, said the Edinburgh company. The first Internet audio devices will be available in June 2000. Additional product announcements are expected later this year.