IRVINE, Calif., September 20, 2016 – Conexant Systems, Inc., a leading provider of audio and voice technology solutions that enable a more natural user experience, has been named a finalist in the Consumer Devices & Software category of the Orange County Technology Alliance annual High-Tech Innovation Awards for its RoomAware Optimizer™. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on October 6, 2016 at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

RoomAware Optimizer is part of Conexant’s AudioSmart™ product portfolio. Conexant has leveraged its audio capturing algorithms to sense the context of the product and its surroundings to automatically optimize the end user experience. With this technology embedded in TVs, consumers can easily enhance their TV’s audio experience by using the microphone built in to their TV’s remote control to capture and analyze the acoustics of the surrounding room. The remote control then sends the room’s acoustic data to the TV for automatic adjustment. No professional audio tuning required. Audio is a critical component of, and often sets the tone for, the entire television viewing experience. With RoomAware Optimizer, TVs deliver an optimized, distortion-free listening experience from their internal speakers.

“For a perfectly well-rounded TV experience a TV should be able to recreate sound as brilliantly as it can picture,” said Saleel Awsare, President of Conexant. “However, while picture quality seems to only get better as time goes on, the thinning form factor of today’s TVs makes them difficult to tune for ideal audio performance. We designed our RoomAware Optimizer to take the guesswork out of tuning a TV’s audio system to sound its very best. We are thrilled that the OC Tech Alliance sees the value this solution offers by naming it a finalist for this year’s High-Tech Innovation Awards.”

RoomAware Optimizer has been adopted by LG Electronics for its 2016 lineup of OLED and UHD TVs equipped with the Magic Remote. LG calls the feature “Magic Sound Tuning.” RoomAware Optimizer is one of the many features offered by Conexant’s AudioSmart technology. Conexant’s AudioSmart technologies can also be utilized for acoustic echo cancellation and noise reduction, and can be utilized to maximize far-field speech recognition performance and accuracy, as well as enabling audio barge-in capabilities on today’s voice-enabled CE devices.

“Every year, it seems that technologies created by Orange County based companies get exponentially more exciting,” said Peter Craig, CEO, OC Tech Alliance. “The RoomAware Optimizer component of Conexant’s AudioSmart software exemplifies the dedication to pushing the limits of possible shown by technology companies of the region. We congratulate Conexant for being selected as a finalist of this year’s High-Tech Innovation Awards.”

Now in its 23rd year, the High-Tech Innovation Awards is Southern California’s premier awards program celebrating the achievements made among the region’s technology industry. The OC Tech Alliance honors local companies, individuals and products that drive innovation in Orange County.

For a complete list of the High-Tech Innovation Awards finalists, visit

http://www.octechalliance.com/high-tech-innovation-awards-2016-finalists/

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About Conexant:

Conexant Systems, Inc. is the CE industry’s go-to source for hardware and software solutions that offer unrivaled performance for audio and voice applications. The company combines its significant IP portfolio in DSP, analog and mixed signal technology with embedded software to enrich and expand audio and voice capabilities of products across nearly every vertical of the CE space. Founded in 1999, Conexant is a privately-held fabless semiconductor and audio technology engineering company headquartered in Irvine, California with offices and design centers worldwide.

About Orange County Technology Alliance

Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast- forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the successor organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of small-to-midsize technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, California. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about membership, contact OC Tech Alliance at info@octechalliance.com or www.octechalliance.com. Follow alliance activities on Twitter at www.twitter.com/octechalliance.

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