SMSC’s JukeBlox® Platform Enables Wireless Audio Streaming with Windows 8

SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC), a leading semiconductor company enabling content rich connectivity systems, today announced that it has added Windows 8 support to its JukeBlox® 3.0 wireless audio platform. JukeBlox 3.0 is the one of the industry's first independent platforms to enable wireless audio streaming with Windows 8. Leading consumer electronic brands are powered by SMSC's JukeBlox technology which brings wireless and Internet connectivity for music streaming throughout the home.

According to Gene Sheridan, senior vice president and general manager of SMSC's Wireless Products Group, "This collaboration with Microsoft, which delivers compatibility between the ubiquitous Windows platform and SMSC's emerging JukeBlox standard, opens the door to simple wireless music streaming for the mass market with Windows-enabled PCs and tablets."

JukeBlox technology connects tablets, smartphones, PCs, Macs and other consumer electronics products to a new world of audio entertainment. With the industry's only system-on-a-chip (SoC) and Software Design Kit (SDK) for networked audio, SMSC is making the connected home a reality and enabling consumers to access their local or cloud-based music library from any device and from any room in the home. Offering integrated Wi-Fi® support, the JukeBlox software platform enables music streaming to virtually all home audio equipment including home theater systems, A/V receivers, radios, wireless speakers and portable music player docking stations. Some of the biggest brands in consumer electronics, including Denon, Pioneer, Harman-Kardon, Nokia and Philips, are using JukeBlox technology in their products.

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