Toshiba Introduces Industry's First MaxxAudio PC

Waves Psycho-Acoustic Technologies Improve Audio Quality in Microsoft Vista

Notebook PCs

Aug 21, 2007, 01:00 ET from Waves Audio Ltd.

    TEL-AVIV, Israel and TOKYO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Waves, the world's
 leading developer of professional audio signal processing tools, announced
 today that Toshiba is using MaxxAudio technologies in their new Qosmio G40
 and F40 notebook for Japan models. These are the industry's first notebook
 PCs to adopt the powerful psycho-acoustic technologies which improve the
 acoustic performance of small integrated speakers.
     "Waves is pleased to be working with Toshiba, to deliver a new level of
 audio performance in their new Windows Vista(R) notebook models," stated
 Paul Bundschuh, vice president sales & marketing, Waves Semiconductor and
 OEM Licensing Division. "Waves also thanks Microsoft's Windows Vista(R)
 Audio team and Realtek Semiconductor for their assistance in integrating
 MaxxAudio into their codec driver architecture."
     "Realtek is pleased to work with Waves to integrate these new MaxxAudio
 technologies into our popular codec driver architecture," stated Robert
 Wang, director of marketing, Realtek Semiconductor. "MaxxAudio is an
 attractive solution to improve audio quality in Microsoft Vista notebook
     Waves MaxxAudio provides a comprehensive APO solution for small speaker
 compensation using patented psycho-acoustic algorithms, including patented
 technologies for dynamics, frequency response, and imaging. Waves' new
 MaxxAudio technologies not only improve audio quality, they allow for
 smaller speakers enabling innovative industrial designs.
     About Maxx(R)
     With more than a decade of leadership in the development of
 psychoacoustic algorithms, Waves now offers a variety of solutions under
 the Maxx(R) brand. Manufacturers of consumer electronics are dramatically
 improving performance and reducing system costs using Maxx technologies.
 These solutions include custom semiconductor devices and licensing Waves'
 proprietary algorithms to DSP and computer platforms. Maxx solutions are
 rapidly being adopted by firms such as Sony, Sanyo, Toshiba, JVC, NEC,
 Microsoft, Delphi, Clarion, Altec Lansing and others. For more information,
     About Waves Audio Ltd.
     Waves introduced the industry's first audio plug-in 1992 and has become
 the world's leading developer and provider of professional digital audio
 processing tools. Waves technologies are used to improve sound quality in
 the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, popular gaming and
 multimedia titles the world over. For more information, visit
     Contact Information:
     Waves North America Office:
     Waves, Inc., 306 West Depot Avenue, Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37917;
     Tel: 865-909-9200, Fax: 865-909-9245, Email:, Web:
     Waves Corporate Headquarters Israel
     Waves Audio Ltd., Azrieli Center, The Triangle Tower, 32nd Floor, 132
     Derech Petach-TikvaTel-Aviv 67027, Israel, Phone: +972-3-608-4000 ,
     Fax: +972-3-608-4056,
     Contact: Daniel Weizmann
     Tel: 1-865-909-9263
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