Soundchip opens R&D office in the United Kingdom

Daresbury, United Kingdom, 07 July 2011 – Soundchip SA is pleased to announce the opening of a new research and development office at the Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus (Daresbury SIC), near Manchester in United Kingdom.

Daresbury SIC is one of two national science and innovation campuses and is a world-class location for high-tech business and leading edge science. It provides a unique environment for innovation and business growth, with knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking.

Home to the ground-breaking Daresbury Laboratory and the Cockcroft Institute as well as over 100 high-tech companies, its private-public sector joint venture partners are Langtree, Northwest Development Agency (NWDA), Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Halton Borough Council.

Mr Donaldson, Chairman and CEO, said, “We are very pleased to announce the opening of a new office focused on technology in the UK. Our team of electroacoustic specialists, led by Dr Paul Darlington, will gain access to a tremendous wealth of resources and expertise here at Daresbury SIC as well as those offered through various support agencies, including UK Trade and Investment and associated technical institutions. ”

“We have made a commitment to maintaining the core of our HD-PA research and development activities within Europe and this facility in the UK will compliment our operations both in Switzerland and in Asia.”

John Leake, business development manager at Daresbury SIC said: “The cornerstone of Daresbury’s ambitions is to provide a platform for innovation and collaboration between hi-tech businesses, universities and research organisations. It is our overriding aim to attract the future of enterprise and there is little doubt that Soundchip fits the bill.

“Personal audio technology continues to be one of the world’s most rapidly evolving and lucrative sectors and we hope that the Campus facilities will assist Soundchip to remain ahead of the game.”

Soundchip is the originator of the High Definition Personal Audio™ (HD-PA™) reference and is committed to providing solutions that enthral listeners with environmentally resilient sound quality, comfort and convenience. The company offers customers access to a comprehensive set of resources that streamline the process of building HD-PA compliant audio devices. These resources have been developed in association with partner companies who have also committed their organizations to HD-PA and the development of technologies that promote a step change in the performance and capabilities of personal audio devices.