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IDT and Cakewalk to Bundle Audio Offerings to Expand Consumer Computing Audio Experience

Combined Offerings Provide Optimal PC Music Recording, Editing and Content Saving Experience

 

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 26, 2008IDT®(Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQIDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, and Cakewalk, a leading developer of powerful and easy-to-use products for music creation and recording, today announced they have entered into an exclusive agreement to improve and expand the end-consumer personal computing (PC) audio experience.   By bundling the IDT proprietary High Definition HD sound graphic user interface (GUI) and audio codec, and the Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator LE product, the companies’ OEM and ODM customers can in turn enhance music creation and listening experiences for PC consumers.
 
The IDT HD sound GUI, available with all IDT PC audio codecs, provides an improved audio user experience as it has an intuitive, user-friendly interface and controls. Moreover, the GUI allows end users to differentiate the look of their individual desktop and notebook PCs through customization of the GUI image while allowing IDT customers — OEMs and ODMs — to include their branding information on the visible interface.  The Cakewalk pyro Audio Creator LE Editor includes a powerful and easy recording application that allows users to record, edit, and save their musical content. In addition, the virtual toolbox provides consumers with the ability to burn and rip CDs; convert and clean albums to CD or MP3; encode, tag and organize a sound library; — all from a standard home desktop or notebook.  
 
“The IDT HD sound GUI represents a complete shift in audio interface design for personal computers. Like Cakewalk, IDT clearly understands the drive to put audio control into the hands of the end user. The IDT interface is extremely easy to use and helps to guide the user to a richer understanding of PC-based audio within the context of the Vista operating system,” said Gina Garda, director of business development for Cakewalk. “The IDT interface with our pyro Audio Creator LE product provides a convenient one-stop control panel that effectively simplifies and manages this complexity in a context that is intuitive and easy to learn.”
 
“For IDT, this is another step towards providing a total PC audio experience – beyond what just a basic driver can do. By working with Cakewalk and combining a modified IDT driver with the Cakewalk interface, we’re demonstrating our commitment to helping make the PC audio experience easier to use, providing better fidelity and ultimately, making the whole experience more enjoyable for the end user,” said Henry Wong, senior strategic marketing manager for the IDT PC Audio division. “Providing an easy-to-use and customizable GUI is just one way we’re helping our OEM, ODM and channel customers improve the audio experience for their end users, and we’re happy to work with Cakewalk, who truly continues to break new ground in music and audio capabilities for the computing industry.”
 
About IDT PC Audio Solutions
IDT PC audio solutions ensure that PC systems have the highest performing audio fidelity available, while providing advanced software capability to maximize the user experience. The IDT audio portfolio includes devices that integrate from 2 to 10 channels of audio along with advanced technologies, such as integrated digital microphone interface, analog mixer, ADAT® optical interface and more, while achieving the audio fidelity required for advanced Windows Logo Program compatibility. The IDT superior worldwide customer service and support also includes driver software, utilities, tools and the necessary hardware, along with audio technology specialists, to accelerate system design and enhance the audio experience.
 
About Cakewalk
Cakewalk is the world’s leading developer of powerful, yet easy-to-use products for music creation and recording:

       Award-winning Digital Audio Workstations and Sequencers  

       Integrated Music Hardware and Software Solutions

       Innovative Virtual Instruments and Effects

       Entry-level Consumer Products

Millions of musicians around the world choose Cakewalk products to produce audio for the professional music, film, broadcast and video game industries. These customers include Grammy® and Emmy®-winning producers, composers, sound designers and engineers. We invite you to learn more about our company and products by visiting www.cakewalk.com.

 
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering low-power, mixed-signal solutions that solve customer problems.  Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.
 
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