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Mad Catz® Selects STMicroelectronics And Soundchip To Provide HD-PA® Components For Upcoming GameSmart™ Headsets

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today that its forthcoming range of GameSmart headsets will utilize HD-PA components from STMicroelectronics that incorporate exciting Soundcore R3 technology from Soundchip.

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) is a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of high-performance audio ICs. Soundchip is a Swiss-based innovator in audio-systems technology and originator of the High-Definition-Personal-Audio (HD-PA ®) Reference.

The HD-PA components to be incorporated into GameSmart headsets provide an authentic, High Definition sound experience as well as applying digitally programmable, zero-latency techniques to cancel unwanted background noise, which can often affect game play.

“We’re excited to be working with technology leaders and innovators to bring truly unique products to market that are optimized for gaming,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “We believe these attributes will prove highly enticing to the passionate gamer.”

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About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz ® (gaming), Tritton ® (audio), and Saitek ® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to

About Soundchip SA

From its base in Switzerland Soundchip offers global customers access to a broad range of solutions in audio systems technology for sound at the ear. The company is the originator of the HD-PA Reference and is committed to providing customers with solutions that demonstrate the superior qualities of high definition sound in products designed for mobility and convenience. Soundchip licenses its solutions to leading brands involved in the design and manufacture of audio codecs, processors, sound transducers, multimedia systems and consumer products. Soundchip and HD-PA are registered trademarks of Soundchip SA. All rights reserved. Further information on Soundchip can be found at

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