Mad Catz selects STMicroelectronics and Soundchip to provide HD-PA® components for upcoming GameSmart headsets

Advanced audio engine combined with high-performance MEMS microphones enable a range of feature-rich, software-controlled smart headsets

San Diego, 27 February, 2013 – Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today that its forthcoming range of GameSmart™ headsets will utilize HD-PA® components from STMicroelectronics that incorporate exciting Soundcore R3™ technology from Soundchip.

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) is a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of high-performance audio ICs. Soundchip is a Swiss-based innovator in audio-systems technology and originator of the High-Definition-Personal-Audio™ (HD-PA) Reference.

The HD-PA components to be incorporated into GameSmart headsets provide an authentic, High Definition sound experience as well as applying digitally programmable, zero-latency techniques to cancel unwanted background noise, which can often affect game play.

“We’re excited to be working with technology leaders and innovators to bring truly unique products to market that are optimized for gaming,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “We believe these attributes will prove highly enticing to the passionate gamer.”

Additional information available at: www.madcatz.com/gamesmart/

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About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com.