AUDIOSCIENCE ADOPTS CIRRUS LOGIC CHIPS, POWERED BY COBRANET TECHNOLOGY

NEWCASTLE, DE (August 1, 2004) – AudioScience Inc., a specialist in digital audio peripherals for the broadcast and entertainment markets, has announced that it has adopted Cirrus Logic’s (NASDAQ: CRUS) CS181xxx family of CobraNet™ enabled IC’s for future network-based radio broadcast products.

“We have done extensive research into the various network protocols for transporting digital audio and have concluded that CobraNet-enabled IC’s are the best candidate for the job,” said Stephen Turner, vice president of AudioScience. “The broadcast industry is beginning to see that audio-over-Ethernet is a logical step from the analog or AES/EBU wiring schemes currently employed by radio stations, and we intend to promote that industry shift, using CobraNet-based products.”

CobraNet technology from Cirrus Logic Inc. is the leading technology for distributing uncompressed, real-time, digital audio over a Fast Ethernet network. In recent months, Cirrus Logic has embedded CobraNet technology into a family of IC’s (CS181xxx).  CobraNet technology is featured in many of the world’s most prestigious facilities, including Wembley Stadium in the UK, Millennium Park in Chicago, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and major global theme parks.

“We’re delighted to enable AudioScience’s new generation of network-based radio broadcast products with CobraNet” said Rich Zwiebel, vice president of Marketing, Commercial Audio Products, Cirrus Logic. “The broadcast arena represents another market segment that will benefit from the CS181xxx family of cost effective ICs. By transitioning CobraNet technology from a module-based model to an IC model, Cirrus Logic is allowing system designers to integrate ICs directly onto their board designs and capture significant savings in the process.”

For further information, contact Richard Gross at +1-302-324-5333. 

AudioScience Inc.
AudioScience Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital audio peripherals for computer-based digital audio applications. AudioScience is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware with offices in Costa Mesa -California, Rochester -New York, Christchurch - New Zealand and Singapore. It is located at 42C Reads Way, Newcastle, Delaware 19720; phone +1-302-324-5333, e-mail salesasi<at>audioscience.com. For more information, the company’s Web site is at www.audioscience.com.

Cirrus Logic Inc.
Cirrus Logic, Inc. is a premier supplier of high-performance analog and DSP chip solutions for consumer entertainment electronics that allow people to see, hear, connect, and enjoy digital entertainment. Building on its global market share leadership in audio integrated circuits and its rich mixed-signal patent portfolio, the company targets mainstream audio, video and Internet entertainment applications in the consumer entertainment market. Cirrus operates from headquarters in Austin, Texas and major sites located in California and Colorado, as well as offices in Europe, Japan and Asia. More information about Cirrus Logic is available at www.cirrus.com.