Waves Expands Audio Collaboration with Qualcomm


The new partnership expands the availability of Waves processing solutions onto the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

Waves, the leading provider of intelligent audio solutions for professional audio and consumer electronics, on Wednesday announced the expansion of its collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Being an ISV Program Partner, Waves has partnered with Qualcomm Technologies to optimize the audio performance of their devices. This makes Waves processing solutions available to OEMs designing devices and software for the Snapdragon platforms.

The new partnership also expands the availability of Waves processing solutions onto the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform which was introduced at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., 4G/5G summit in Hong Kong in October. The Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform now has expanded audio capabilities, thanks to the incorporation of Waves Maxx and Waves Nx.

The company claims that both Waves Maxx and Waves Nx, when deployed, provide unique all-in-one audio solutions for OEMs.

It says, “Waves Maxx offers end users unparalleled sound performance, whether playing video games, watching movies, listening to music, or talking to friends online. In addition, Waves Nx on Snapdragon offers a deeply immersive 3D audio experience for headphones.”

Collaboration to improve audio processing solutions for mobile devices

“We are pleased to announce the expansion of our collaboration with Qualcomm,” stated Tomer Elbaz, EVP & GM, Consumer Electronics Division of Waves Audio.

Manvinder Signh, VP, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., said that Snapdragon was designed as the ultimate destination for hardware manufacturers and software developers that want to deliver premium solutions to users.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Waves to enable advanced audio processing solutions for mobile devices,” he added.

A recipient of a Technical GRAMMY Award, Waves is a leading developer of audio DSP technologies. As claimed by the company, its portfolio of cutting-edge technologies are used by more than 400,000 recording studios, mixing and mastering facilities to create top-selling music, movies and games.


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