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Dr. Jeff Gilbert Joins Summit Semiconductor Board

Networking and RF Expert Brings Technical Vision to Wireless Audio LeaderBeaverton, Oregon -- April 14, 2015 -- Summit Semiconductor today announced that Dr. Jeff Gilbert, former Silicon Image and SiBEAM CTO, has joined the company's board of directors. Gilbert brings...…Read more

Sound & Vision: Bang & Olufsen BeoVision Avant 55 Ultra HDTV and BeoLab 18 Wireless Speaker System Review

ByDarryl Wilkinson • Posted: Feb 6, 2015PRICE$25,625 as reviewedAT A GLANCE Plus WiSA wireless multichannel audio technologyAll processing and switching built into the TVMotorized TV speakers and TV stand Minus No backlighting on remote controlNothing else but the priceTHE VERDICT Although most of us...…Read more

Summit Delivers Breakthrough Technology for Wireless Home Audio

Summit Semiconductor will demonstrate at 2015 International CES a New High Resolution Wireless Audio Technology Which Combines Both Home Theater and Whole House Multi-Zone Capabilities Portland, OR, December 29, 2014, Summit Semiconductor, a leader in advanced wireless audio technologies, today...…Read more

Summit Semiconductor Announces Availability of Extended Distance Modules In Support of the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association's Whole House Audio Specification

Product Demonstrations at CEDIA Expo 2014 Denver, CO, September 9, 2014, Summit Semiconductor, a leader in advanced wireless audio technologies today announced the availability of new extended distance transmit and receive modules for multi-zone home theater and whole home audio...…Read more


From SharpUSA.comThe Sharp WiSA-compliant Universal Player. Wireless, uncompressed sound and full HD video playback. HEAR TO THERE Audiophiles won't believe their eyes and ears. The first component to deliver uncompressed, audiophile sound quality - wirelessly. Experience surround-sound like never before...…Read more

TWICE: Sharp Sets Price, Ship Date For WiSA-Compliant Blu-ray

By Joseph PalencharMar 19 2014 - 3:11pmLas Vegas -- Sharp said it will ship the industry's first Blu-ray/SACD player equipped with WiSA-compliant wireless technology in June at a suggested $4,999.The deck transmits multichannel soundtracks to powered WiSA-compliant speakers, Sharp reported.A...…Read more

WiSA Bang & Olufsen Demo at CES 2014

Posted 1/10/14 at 9:21pmBy Mark HenningerBang and Olufsen is famous for its high-style, high-performance audio systems. The comapny has a long tradition of producing minimalist HiFi systems that look like they came straight out of a science fiction movie. The...…Read more

Bang & Olufsen delivers premium wireless sound to even more speakers

First Bang & Olufsen launched the world's first wireless speakers using the new WiSA standard. Now, the Danish sound crafters are launching a WiSA compatible transmitter/receiver set that enables wireless connection between any Bang & Olufsen sound system or television...…Read more

Summit Semiconductor and Anaview Partner to Expand Availability of Amplifiers for Wireless Home Theater Speaker Applications

. Media Contact:Tony ParkerSummit Semiconductor, LLC.Phone: 503-615-7718tparker@summitsemi.comDemonstrations at International CES 2014, Las Vegas, Venetian Towers, Suite 30-217Portland, OR, Jan 2, 2013 - Summit Semiconductor, a leader in advanced wireless home audio technologies and an advisory board member of the...…Read more

Sharp Readies WiSA-Certified Blu-ray Player

By Joseph Palenchar On Nov 12 2013 - 5:35pmMahwah, N.J. - Sharp plans early 2014 shipments of the first Blu-ray player certified by the WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio) Association to transmit multichannel audio wirelessly to active WiSA-certified home-theater...…Read more

Bang & Olufsen Receives Two INTERNATIONAL CES INNOVATIONS 2014 Design and Engineering Awards for newly launched products

PRESS RELEASENov. 13, 2013, 10:04 a.m. ESTNEW YORK and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Bang & Olufsen ( today announces that it has received the honorary International CES Best of Innovations 2014 Award in High...…Read more

Summit Wireless at International CES 2014, January 7-10

Summit Wireless will again be at International CES in Las Vegas, NV. We will be in The Venetian with the high-performance audio exhibitors, suite 30-217. To schedule time, please contact our sales team.More info on International CES 2014....…Read more

Wired: Bang & Olufsen Unveils a Stunning, $14,000 Speaker System

BY LIZ STINSON 10.30.1312:15 PMBang & Olufsen is very good at creating very pretty objects that sound nice. The Danish audio company always has been good at this, reaching all the way back to the late 1960s, when it...…Read more

Engadget: Bang & Olufsen promises 'second-to-none' experience from new wireless speaker technology

By Donald Melanson Posted Sep 27th, 2013 at 4:01 PMWireless speakers still aren't usually the first choice of those primarily concerned with sound quality, but high-end manufacturer Bang & Olufsen is setting out to change that perception with its...…Read more

Bang & Olufsen Introduces New Wireless Speaker Technology at CEDIA 2013

A second-to-none multi-channel wireless experience that provides robust acoustic performance and flexible and simple operation.DENVER, Colorado and STRUER, Denmark, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/Bang & Olufsen announces the introduction of a new wireless speaker platform, the first ever to use wireless technology that is robust enough...…Read more

CEPro: 3 Myths About Wireless Audio Systems

Wireless audio systems don't have to compromise quality, bandwidth and interoperability. Here's how to meet your clients' wireless audio expectations.By Jason Knott, August 12, 2013Wireless audio is here to stay, but there are still myths in the market regarding...…Read more

Summit Semiconductor Delivers RF Modules Enabling High Performance Multi-Channel Wireless Speakers For Pro-Audio Market

Summer NAMM 2013, Nashville, Exhibit 1669Portland, OR, July 02, 2013 - Summit Semiconductor, a leader in advanced wireless audio technologies, and an advisory board member of the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™) Association announced the industry's first high performance multi-channel wireless RF modules...…Read more

technology tell: Gibson, Onkyo, and DALI Join WiSA

Gibson, Onkyo, and DALI Join WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio AssociationOn June 18, 2013 at 11:17 am, Dennis Burger posted:When I wrote about the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association at last year's CEDIA Expo, I said, "The goal here...…Read more

Home Theater: Wireless that Just Works!

WiSA Sees Watershed Year for Wireless AudioApril 23, 2013, Bob Ankosko Posted:Will 2013 be the year of high-quality wireless audio?Jim Venable, president of the Wireless Speaker & Audio Association (WiSA), thinks so. The association was formed in 2011 to...…Read more

Digital Trends: Up close and personal with WiSA, the future of your wireless home theater

The driving force behind WiSA is the Summit Wireless chip and module, which will be standard in all WiSA compliant devices. With WiSA 1.0, the chip provides sound at a 96KHz sample rate, at 24 bits to 2.1, 5.1, 7.1...…Read more

Home Theater: Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Home Theater System

Wireless Wonder What makes the wireless magic happen is the Home Theater One preamp transmitter. It has a relatively small chassis (2 x 8 x 7.5 inches) with two antennae attached to the back--if you didn't know any better, you might...…Read more

Missing Remote: Aperion Audio Announces All Wireless Intimus 4T System

Renters, or anyone living in an older house, are painfully familiar with the problems associated with installing a proper surround sound system. There have been wireless systems around for a while, but most are targeted at the HTIB buyer and...…Read more

Engadget: Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit touts uncompressed surround sound without the cords

See that little box next to those huge speakers? That's Aperion Audio's ticket to what's reportedly a no-compromise approach to wireless home theater. The Intimus 4T Summit Wireless is billed as the only system of its kind to transmit uncompressed...…Read more

Gizmodo: This Wireless Home Theater System Always Makes Sure You Have the Best Sound

Wireless audio is supposed to make our lives easier. Between the little Airplay and Bluetooth speakers out there it does--Sort of. There are drawbacks. This home theater system is wireless audio the way it should be, but it'll cost you.The...…Read more

Sound + Vision: CES 2012: The Golden Age of Wireless?

In an ever more wireless world, the WiSA multichannel audio standard gets a little more tractionWi-Fi, 3G, and LTE networks may have been overwhelmed during CES 2012 itself, but news of wireless and wireless standards for audio (and video) was...…Read more

Home Theater: Summit Moves the Sweet Spot

The coolest trick at CES was Summit Semiconductor's WiSA (Wireless Speaker & Audio) technology and the way it could literally move the sweet spot from the usual front-and-center position off to the side or to the back of the room....…Read more

PCWorld: Home Theater Speakers Getting a Wireless Standard

Nothing complements a big-screen HDTV like a great 5.1 or 7.1 home theater audio system -- but running wires to connect speakers in all corners of a room can get messy. Wireless speakers address the cable problem, but with no...…Read more

Totally Cool Tech: Summit Wireless: Simplifying Home Theater

On Monday January 9th, Press Day a t CES 2012, I met the fine folks with Summit Wireless, a company that makes the technology that drives some, and hopefully soon, a lot of the home theater gear that you hear....…Read more

TWICE: WiSA Group Forms To Promote Wireless Audio Standard

Sunnyvale, Calif. - Key audio suppliers have signed on as advisory board members of an association that will promote a wireless audio technology for home theater systems and oversee certification testing to ensure products using the technology interoperate with one...…Read more

CE Pro: WiSA to Set Standard for Wireless Audio

A new organization called WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio) hopes to propagate a standard for wireless 7.1 surround sound. It is being driven by HDMI developer Silicon Image along with Summit Wireless, developer of the wireless audio technology on which...…Read more

CNET: Summit Wireless Showcased in CNET's Fall Tech Preview

CNET showcases the Summit Wireless powered Aperion Intimus system for it's Fall Tech Preview. Click through to read more about Aperion system and see the other great products coming this Fall Tech Preview 2011...…Read more

Electronic House: Summit Receivers and Transducers Bring Audiophile-Level Sound to Wireless Speakers

Want high-quality surround sound but can't route wires for side or back surround channels?You can now consider audiophile-grade wireless speakers.Yes, we wrote audiophile-grade and wireless speakers in the same sentence. The concept of wireless speakers often causes hesitation and doubt....…Read more

Audioholics: Summit Wireless Technology Affordable Wireless Solution Could Revolutionize the Industry

We are big fans of Summit's technology as we've demoed first hand at the last two CEDIA/CES shows.  The implications of making this tech more compact and affordable with the ability to use the HDTV display as the demarcation point...…Read more

Rave Now: Summit Semiconductor Presents Summit Wireless

Rave Now did a short video shoot from our sound room at CEDIA EXPO 2011. View below:...…Read more

Home Theater: The Summit of Wirelessness

Summit Wireless technology enables wireless 5.1- and 7.1-channel home theater systems. But it's more than just a set of wireless speakers. The technology allows the user to tailor the sweet spot of the system to any location in the room...…Read more

Wired: Wireless Surround Sound Brings the Sweet Spot to You

The two biggest hassles with setting up surround sound: cables and calibration. The Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 5.1 system fixes both, with audiophile-friendly uncompressed streaming and ingenious sweet-spot technology. Where most wireless setups squeeze everything until Top Gun on...…Read more

The New York Times: Wireless, Not Wimpy, Speakers

The Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System may have the longest name in the business, but it deserves to. The speakers look great, sound fantastic, eliminate wires, do away with calibration, obviate the need for a...…Read more

Popular Science: The Goods, June 2011

Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 5.1 SystemClick a button on the remote from your couch, and this home-theater system determines the distance between you and each speaker to within an inch. It then adjusts every speaker's volume and timing for...…Read more

HiddenWires: Industry Opinion: Are Wireless Speakers the Answer?

A potential client takes the plunge and asks you to quote for a fabulous home cinema, complete with the best surround sound you can provide. But... they've just redecorated, there are no carpets and they don't want any unsightly wires...…Read more

Sound + Vision: CES 2011: The Speaker Report

Summit Wireless demonstrated new Aperion Audio speakers featuring Summit's new wireless audio system. Using the UNI band, which Summit says is normally reserved for applications such as AWACS aircraft radar systems, the system at the show produced glitch-free, crystal-clear 5.1...…Read more

Residential Systems: 'Connectivity' was My CES Game Changer

Summit Semiconductor is a company that embraces the untethered approach to integration of home entertainment technologies, such as speakers and DTVs. I first met with Summit at CEDIA EXPO 2009, where I listened to wireless speakers from licensee Aperion, an...…Read more

Engineering TV: Summit Semiconductor Transforms Wireless Home Theater Speakers

Tony Parker and Bill Anderson of Summit Semiconductor explain how the company's chips and modules enable home theater speaker manufacturers to create wireless products that are a cinch to set up and optimize.View Joe Desposito's interview at Engineering TV......…Read more

PCWorld: Summit Semiconductor Debuts Airwave Hi-Fi, Smart TV Tech

Summit Semiconductor wants to remove the rat's nest of wires in your living room. The company's latest tech uses airwave connections to make it happen.At CES it showed two technologies: Speaker Finder and My Zone. Speaker Finder tells the music...…Read more CES 2011

Summit's demo was perhaps the most interesting. It featured uncompressed distribution of wireless multi-channel surround audio to randomly-placed powered speaker columns. A special remote activates a supersonic Doppler system that automatically adjusts the levels of all speakers so that you are...…Read more

Wired: Smart HD Speakers Bring the 'Sweet Spot' to You, Wherever You Are

LAS VEGAS -- Home theater nerds will advise you to spend hours calibrating your surround sound speakers, adjusting delay times and tweaking volume levels to place the system's "sweet spot" in perfect alignment with the well-worn ass groove in your...…Read more

EDN: Summit Wireless Receives EDN Hot 100 Product Award

Summit Wireless is proud to be chosen by EDN as a Hot 100 Product! Read the full article at the EDN website....…Read more

Audiophile Audition: Summit Wireless Products Receive FCC Certification

The first consumer products to be approved by the FCC for wireless operation in the uncongested 5GHz radio frequency band are the Summit Wireless Home Theater HDMI Audio Hub and Speaker Modules. The Summit Home Theater System is being manufactured...…Read more

Home Theater: Summit Wireless Reaches Aperion

Uncompressed wireless high-definition audio transmission along with a super-easy setup routine - and the ability to instantly realign the soundfield to accommodate changes in seating position are the hallmarks of Summit Wireless' technology. After lots of development work, the...…Read more

Stereophile: The 2010 CEDIA Show: Day 1

I am very happy to report that the forward-looking Summit Wireless designs are now in a real-world product. The Aperion Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System is a full 5.1 system consisting of a very small Home Theater One processor...…Read more

Big Picture Big Sound: Summit and Aperion Audio Show Off Wireless Speakers That Actually Sound Good

At CEDIA Expo in Atlanta this year, Aperion Audio and Summit Semiconductor demonstrated the Intimus 4T Summit Wireless 5.1 Home Theater System, the first production product to include Summit's proprietary wireless audio technology, known simply as Summit WirelessTM.  More...…Read more

Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity: CEDIA 2010 Show Report, Coverage by Jim Clements

I was able to experience a demo of the Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System this morning. This is a complete 5.1 or 7.1 turnkey sound system. It comes with a controller (which replaces your surround processor), a...…Read more

Audioholics: Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System First Look

Once again Aperion Audio and Summit Wireless teamed up at CEDIA to put on yet another impressive demo.  This time the full Intimus 4T Summit Wireless System was demoed as a finished product.  Imagine this: Plug in a box (HDMI...…Read more

TWICE: Aperion Readies Wireless Home Theater

Direct-to-consumer marketer Aperion Audio plans year-end shipments of a wireless home-theater system incorporating Summit Wireless technology to delivers 24-bit uncompressed audio to active speakers.Aperion will demonstrate its product at the CEDIA Expo in Atlanta, having shown a preproduction prototype at...…Read more

TV Audio Moves Closer to Wireless Speakers

In the last 3 years we have witnessed explosive growth in the sale of flat panel TV's. It's by far the form factor of choice, capable of delivering high definition video that consumers demand at a price point that...…Read more

Luxury CE: The Power of Summit Wireless

Summit Wireless technology is the only solution that can be installed in less than 30 minutes. It delivers interference-free, low-latency, uncompressed HD audio--24-bit versus competitors' 16-bit CD quality--that's scalable up to 7.1 home-theater configuration. Need more proof about the power...…Read more

Audioholics: Summit Wireless Technology Delivers Uncompromised Wireless HD Audio

Summit wireless technology has the potential to deliver where other wireless audio solutions have failed. It can be installed in less than 30 minutes and generates interference-free, low latency, uncompressed HD quality audio that today's A/V systems are capable of...…Read more

CEPro: Wireless Audio Solution Supports Lossless Formats

One of the biggest hurdles manufacturers and installers face when dealing with retrofit installations is signal transmission. This affects everything from computer networking and multiroom audio systems, to solutions as mainstream as home theaters. Focus Enhancements, an Oregon-based semiconductor company,...…Read more Summit Wireless is a Whole New Ball Game

Summit Wireless™ is a far cry from your father's home theater speaker system, with its tangle of speaker wires and hours of painstaking setup. Wireless surround sound from Summit Wireless is a whole different ball game. And you'll enjoy...…Read more Best Home Theater Products of CES 2010

Focus Enhancements/Summit Wireless Surround Sound Technology at CES 2010Wireless connectivity for home theater has been elusive over the years (refer to my article: What Is Wireless Home Theater?), but in the past couple of some interesting products have appeared that...…Read more

Home Theater: Even Easier Than Not Running Any Wires

Summit Wireless is coming closer to bringing their super-easy, super-robust, super-sounding wireless technology to the market. In addition to being able to deliver uncompressed 24-bit 48 kHz audio wirelessly without interference or dropouts, the system can handle up to 7.1...…Read more

Enjoy the Music: Consumer Electronics Show Pre-Show Report

Summit Wireless provides 24 bit lossless wireless audio technologies via an integrated circuit that allows for uncompressed audio. This audio signal can be combined with programmable filters and crossovers that are tunable to the characteristics of the speaker cabinets and...…Read more

Popular Science Best of What's New 2009 - Summit Wireless

Focus Enhancements new wireless technology delivers the pinnacle of wireless audio: uncompressed 7.1-channel surround sound. …Read more

Residential Systems: October 28, 2009 - Summit Wireless Named One of CEDIA EXPO's 50 Newsmakers

Focus Enhancements' vice president of marketing, Tony Parker, said that his company's Summit wireless technology can be used to custom tune and equalize different wireless speaker systems for various room configurations. Installers using Summit-enabled audio systems will have the ability...…Read more

Ultimate AV September 3, 2009 - CEDIA 2009 Show Report by Scott Wilkinson

At CEDIA next week, Focus Enhancements will be demonstrating what it calls the industry's only 7.1-channel wireless-audio system. Dubbed Summit, the technology uses the 5GHz band to transmit multichannel audio to powered speakers equipped with compatible receivers. The demo will...…Read more

Dealerscope: September 1, 2009 - New Speaker Brand Coming to CEDIA by Stephen Silver

Focus Enhancements and Aperion Audio Monday announced that they have teamed up a new speaker system, the Intimus 5 series, which the companies say is the first of its kind to offer "true high-definition wireless home theater surround sound."…Read more

CyberTheater: August 31, 2009 - Aperion Intimus 5 Series Speakers Up for Release

Audio complement for most home theater setups are growing in demand and to make sure that demand is answered, two companies have decided to hook up to deliver a new kind of wireless speakers that are bound to take the home theater world by storm. The new wireless speaker solutions are the Aperion Intimums 5 Series Speakers, the fruit of the partnership entered into by Focus Enhancements Inc. and Aperion Audio. The said speakers are expected to be unveiled at the CEDIA Expo.…Read more

Twice: August 31, 2009 - Focus' Wireless 7.1 Audio Gets CEDIA Expo Spotlight By Joseph Palenchar

Fabless semiconductor developer Focus Enhancements will go to the CEDIA Expo, here, to demonstrate its Summit multichannel wireless-audio technology, promoted as delivering 7.1-channel sound quality that's "virtually indistinguishable" from wired quality. Focus also promotes Summit as overcoming the sound quality, interference, latency and cost challenges associated with other wireless technologies designed for multichannel home theaters. Its speaker-level, speaker-delay and phase controls are said to be so flexible that they can be used to focus the audio sweet spot into the corner of a room where a sectional couch might be placed. …Read more

Audiophile Audition: July 14, 2009 - A promising re-thinking of some of the challenges of home theater audio setup by John Sunier

I attended a personal demonstration of the Summit chip at Focus Enhancements' Hillsboro, OR offices and was impressed with their well-thought-out approach and the versatility of the technology. It sounded great in the demo with slaved small NHT speakers. The developers say they hope to eventually be able to offer 96K/24-bit wireless which would really appeal to our hi-res readers -- whether staunch two-channel advocates or into surround.…Read more

Twice: June 8, 2009 - Focus Moves Forward with Wireless Multichannel Audio by Joseph Palenchar

Campbell, Calif. -- Uncompressed multichannel wireless-audio technology developed by fabless semiconductor designer Focus Enhancements is a step closer to appearing in home-audio products. The company signed an agreement with ODM supplier ANAM Electronics to include Focus' Summit IC into A/V receivers (AVRs) that it designs and manufactures. Focus's technology, unveiled late last year, is promoted as overcoming the sound quality, interference, latency and cost challenges associated with other wireless technologies designed for multichannel home theaters. It's designed for use in a variety of consumer electronics products, including TVs, DVD and Blu-ray players, home theater in a box (HTiB) systems, preamps and game consoles.…Read more