18.06.2013

Soundchip and Long Prosper announce substantive collaboration aimed at bringing best of consumer-style headphones to world of commercial aviation

Long Prosper to apply Soundchip design-expertise, quality test systems and HD-PA® components to create new headphone models that feature contemporary styling, enhanced sound quality & unmatched reliability.

Genève, Switzerland and Dongguan, China, 18 June 2013 – Soundchip SA, a Swiss based innovator in audio-systems technology and originator of the High-Definition-Personal-Audio™ (HD-PA®) Reference, together with Long Prosper Enterprise Co., Ltd (Long Prosper), the world’s leading supplier of commercial aviation headphones, announced today a substantive collaboration aimed at bringing the best of consumer-style headphones to the world of commercial aviation.

SC and LongProsper Signing May 13 sm“Leading airlines have come to recognize passengers’ increasing appetite for improved sound performance and are seeking our help in bringing the best of consumer electronics design and technology to commercial aviation,” said David Huang, President of Long Prosper. “Our collaboration with Soundchip provides us with access to state-of-the-art audio technology, design-expertise, manufacturing and quality systems and represents a critical step in responding to our customers’ and changing market needs.”

“We are thrilled that following a rigorous evaluation process Long Prosper chose Soundchip as its partner,” said Mark Donaldson, CEO of Soundchip. “By combining Long Prosper’s three decades of experience in airline headphone manufacturing with Soundchip’s strengths in audio, product design and in-flight entertainment, we have created a partnership that we believe will greatly benefit our customers.”

The substantive collaboration announced today will see Long Prosper license HD-PA-compliant components from Soundchip, including digitally programmable active noise cancelling headphone amplifiers and high-reliability MEMS silicon microphones. Long Prosper will also invest in Soundstation Production™ computer-aided-manufacturing tools which automate the tuning and testing of high performance active noise cancelling headphones as well as certifying their conformity to specification on a product-by-product basis.

Long Prosper plans to introduce new active noise cancelling headphones incorporating HD-PA components at the Airline Passenger Entertainment Experience (APEX) Exhibition, to be held in Los Angeles September 9-12, 2013.