NXP Releases Unique Class-D Amplifier Pushing Car Stereo Sound Into New Dimensions

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, August 28, 2012 – NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the TDF8599C,a new automotive stereo Class-D amplifier which targets sound systems in premium cars where high power output and efficiency are required. The device offers a supply voltage range up to 48V. This enables extremely high output power and the flexibility for sound designers to drive high-ohmic load speakers. Such speakers can be lighter, smaller and morecost efficient, resulting in vibrant automotive sound for the best sensory experience in the car.

With its audiophile-quality sound,the extremely robust TDF8599C Class-D amplifier is specifically
designed for automotive applications. The solution is energy efficient and environmentally friendly as it produces little waste heat. With potent 48V sound power, the amplifiers allow high supply voltages enabling designers to increase the impedance of the load speakers at high output power.  High impedance of the speakers enables compact speaker design, saving weight and cable diameters.

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Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications.  A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.