Tempo Semiconductor Expands Sales Channel With EDOM Technology of Taiwan

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Distribution Agreement Will Help Promote Low Power, High Fidelity, Mixed Signal Audio Semiconductor Solutions in Asia

Austin, TX, December 22, 2014 – Tempo Semiconductor is expanding its sales channel in the Asia region via a distribution agreement with EDOM Technology, a professional IC agent and distributor based in Taiwan. This relationship will help Tempo broaden its customer base and take advantage of EDOM's strong technical and business relationships.

Under terms of the agreement, EDOM will distribute Tempo's Audio Solutions, system-on-a-chip (SoC), Audio Hubs and Audio Amplifier products which target mobile phones, tablets, PC/NB and other consumer and industrial electronic products. Tempo will be introducing several new products specifically for mobile phones and tablets in 2015. The explosive growth of digital audio requirements into portable digital audio is driving demand for ultra-low power advanced audio codec Hubs, SoC and power amplifiers, such as Tempo’s. According to market research firm SensiAn, the global demand for audio components is currently at about 3.7 billion units and will reach 7.3 billion units by 2020.

K. Gozie Ifesinachukwu, Chairman and CEO of Tempo, stated, "EDOM is an exceptionally experienced, respected and professional IC distributor. Through its excellent team and outstanding technical support in Taiwan, Greater China and Southeast Asia regions, we will be able to aggressively expand our distribution channels and more efficiently and broadly provide our innovative audio Hubs and SoC solutions to customers in Asia where we see great opportunity."

Wayne Tseng, Chairman of EDOM Technology, commented, "Taiwan and China are two major manufacturing regions of products requiring Audio components such as Hubs, SoC and amplifiers. The demand in the market is soaring, and through our distribution of Tempo’s state-of-the-art Audio products and technologies, we look forward to addressing and serving this market need and further expanding Tempo's presence in a variety of consumer products."

Supporting ultra-low power audio solutions, Tempo is developing advanced semiconductor solutions to allow audio Hubs and SoCs , coupled with Tempo's Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) Assist software, in addition to providing software driver support for Windows, Android and Linux. Tempo combines these technologies to support customers with best in class ultra-low power audio solutions while maintaining cost effectiveness and highest quality standards.

About Tempo Semiconductor
Based in Austin, TX, Tempo Semiconductor is a privately held company that formed through a 2013 acquisition of IDT’s Audio Business Unit. Tempo Semiconductor is expanding this base of audio products, and delivering new ultra low power, high fidelity, mixed signal semiconductor solutions to the handheld and portable device markets, as well as PCs. For more information, see http://www.temposemi.com/

About EDOM Technology
Founded in July 1996, EDOM Technology is a professional IC agent and distributor based in Taiwan, with subsidiaries in China, Singapore, Thailand, India and Penang of Malaysia. EDOM is a distributor for more than forty fabless IC design companies and software companies who specialize in IC designs and software with advanced technologies. Applications of EDOM distributed products include portable and wearable devices, wireline and wireless communications, Internet of Things (IoT), automotive products, industrial control, computer, opto-electronics and consumer electronics, involving digital, analog and mixed-signal fields. For more information, please visit http://www.edom.com.tw/

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