DIP International To Distribute Kleer Wireless Audio Technology In The UK And Europe

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Value Added Design Services Will Reduce Cost And Time To Market For Consumer Audio Companies That Are Stepping Up From Bluetooth Technology

Kleer™ today announced the signing of DIP International, a specialist supplier of audio and communications semiconductors, as a distributor of Kleer wireless audio technology in the UK and Europe. DIP International will distribute the Kleer KLR3012 wireless audio module, which delivers CD quality (16-bit, 44.1 kHz) music, robust co existence in the 2.4 GHz ISM band, point-to-multipoint transmission, low latency, and ultra low power consumption. DIP International will provide full design and technical support services to help ensure Kleer customers successfully release to market high fidelity wireless audio products quickly and cost effectively. Kleer wireless audio technology is ideal for wireless earbud, earphone, headphone, wireless home entertainment speaker, and rear seat car entertainment system manufacturers who need to add to their existing Bluetooth product line a higher end wireless audio product.

"We're pleased to add DIP International as a Kleer distributor for the UK and European markets," said Steve Humphreys, President & CEO of Kleer. "Adding DIP International confirms Kleer's dedication to reducing customers' costs and time to market as DIP International has an outstanding reputation for providing exceptional value added design and technical support services. Kleer believes in establishing successful partnerships in order to exceed our customers' expectations, and DIP International will be a great asset to our team."

"There is great demand in the UK and European audio markets for Kleer wireless audio technology," said Regis du Manoir, Director at DIP International. "Our customers are looking to add high-end wireless audio products to complement their Bluetooth product line, and Kleer is the market proven Bluetooth alternative for high fidelity wireless headphones, earbuds, and other consumer audio electronic applications. We look forward to providing our customers with our full range of design and support services to help them achieve market success on schedule and within budget."

Kleer wireless audio technology -- the KLR3012 module chip -- is a PC Magazine's 25th Annual Technical Excellence Award winner, and Kleer-based products have also earned industry recognition including the CES 2009 Innovations award and European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) 2008 award for the Sennheiser MX W1 true wireless earphones.

About DIP International (http://www.dipinternational.co.uk)
Formed in 1989, DIP is a privately owned company with offices in Cambridge, UK and Paris, France - both major centres for electronics design. All of the people at DIP have many years experience in the European semiconductor industry. DIP represents manufacturers that specialise in highly integrated semiconductors for major markets such as Communications , Digital Audio, security and Medical. The UK and France are among Europe's largest design locations for these markets. DIP offers in-depth technical support from our team of highly experienced product specialists. Commercial support includes customer dedicated stocking profiles and an Account Management team with many years experience. This ensures excellent customer service from design concept through to production. This highly focused approach also benefits the semiconductor manufacturer with quick and effective market penetration. As DIP is a representative and a distributor, the customer can deal with the manufacturer directly where appropriate benefitting from direct pricing while still enjoying DIP's dedicated local support. All of the products supplied by DIP are through a fully traceable stock control and management system all of which has been assessed and registered to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 quality standard.

About Kleer (http://www.kleer.com)
Kleer is a fabless semiconductor company that has developed the first wireless audio technology to combine high quality audio and robust ISM band coexistence with low power consumption to address portable, home and automotive audio markets. Unlike Bluetooth, Kleer's patented subsampling radio architecture was designed from the ground up to communicate lossless CD-quality digital stereo audio over a robust 2.4GHz radio link, while achieving 10 times the battery life of a comparable Bluetooth solution. Kleer's Audio LP technology is ideally suited for OEMs of portable audio players, iPod® and other player accessories, home audio/theater systems, earphones, headphones, and speakers. Kleer distributes its products via direct sales in North America, and a distribution channel in Korea and Japan. The Company is headquartered in Cupertino, California with product development facilities in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, contact the company at 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 111, Cupertino, CA, 95014, Tel: 408-973-7255, Fax: 408-973-7256, Email: info(at)kleer.com, or visit the company web site at http://www.kleer.com

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For more information

DIP International Contact
Simon Hilson
Tel: + 44 (0) 1753 860716

Kleer Contact
James Elrick
Tel: (613) 287-0989 x 250


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