HHTech Selects Austriamicrosystems' AS3525 Processor to Provide a Complete MP4/PMP Production-Ready Solution


Unterpremstaetten, Austria (March 1, 2007) - 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.

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 minimise 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. www.hhcn.com

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: AMS). For more information, please visit the web site at www.austriamicrosystems.com.

For further information

austriamicrosystems AG

Sonja Pieber-Hascher

Media Relations

Tel: +43 (0) 3136 500 5968

press@austriamicrosystems.com

www.austriamicrosystems.com

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