HHTech selects austriamicrosystems’ AS3525 processor to provide a complete MP4/PMP

austriamicrosystems (SWX: AMS), a leading global designer and manufacturer of
high-performance analog integrated circuits, and HHTech Co. Ltd, a leader in embedded
Linux technology provider in mainland China, have announced that HHTech will provide its
customers with a complete MP4/PMP production-ready solution based on austriamicrosystems’

AS3525 is a 32-bit ARM9 core-based high-performance and ultra-integrated single-chip
IC, ideal for all portable entertainment players in the OEM market. austriamicrosystems
will leverage HHTech’s design capabilities on embedded solutions to provide customers with
complete production-ready designs and help them minimize the time to market.

The AS3525 deploys the operation system of embedded Linux with enriched software
functions. It supports XVID, RM/RMVB, FLV and 3GP video, MP3, WMA, OGG, APE, FLAC and WAV
audio, as well as JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG and dynamic GIF photos. It delivers video decoding
performance at QVGA resolution with 25 frames per second (fps). It supports previewing,
zooming in and out and paralleling pictures. It also enables playback Flash in SWF and
supports GB/GBC, NES and SNES game simulators.

“We are very excited about the partnership with HHTech. The extremely capable
engineering team from HHTech was able to quickly adapt Linux OS and entertainment
applications to the austriamicrosystems’ mobile entertainment platform to produce a set of
production-ready solutions for virtually any portable consumer product, ” said Roberto
Simmarano, Senior Director Marketing BU Communications at austriamicrosystems.

“The flexibility of our integrated platform, enhanced with the Linux operating system,
gives OEMs options for differentiation, creation of new products, at low price points and
is quickly deployable to the market. austriamicrosystems is showing its commitment to
supporting HHTech and its customers by developing compelling and competitive solutions for
the Chinese and international markets.”

“AS3525 IC by austriamicrosystems is featured with ultra integration. The internally
integrated ARM9 processor with a frequency of 250 MHz, is a complete power management
unit, with a high-quality CODEC and other necessary components for audio front-end and
back-end processing analog circuits and systems. Using this IC, all the functions
mentioned are found on a single chip which helps customers greatly reduce the complexity
and cost of hardware production,” said Huang Ning, Product Director of HHTech.

“HHTech has rich experiences in audio – video CODEC arithmetic software and embedded
Linux software – hardware integrated solutions while having capabilities of designing
complete solutions and products rapidly. The accumulated technologies enable us to
collaborate with austriamicrosystems to jointly design abundant products and accelerate
time to market for customers.”

About HHTech

Established in 1998, when Embedded Linux Industry was first introduced, HHTech Co. Ltd.
now is a leading embedded Linux solution provider in mainland China. It offers a variety
of products and services covering complete production solution, embedded development
boards, and customised embedded designs. Its embedded Linux product line supports the
mainstream embedded processors made by vendors like ARM, Coldfire, PowerPC, ADSP and
MIPS. HHTech offers audio coding and decoding arithmetic like H.264/Divx/Xvid/Real RM/RMVB
and MP3/WMA/OGG/AAC/FLAC/APE while providing upper level software such as PPP, PPPoE,
Firewall and VPN, which serves customers with one-stop design.

About austriamicrosystems

austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs,
combining more than 25 years of analog design capabilities and system know-how with its
own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems leverages its
expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading customized and
standard analog products. Operating worldwide with more than 1,000 employees,
austriamicrosystems focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor
interfaces, portable audio and car access in its markets Communications, Industry &
Medical and Automotive, complemented by its Full Service Foundry activities.
austriamicrosystems is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker symbol:

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