September 19, 2014 2:55 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of ESS Technology, Inc.

Company Overview

ESS Technology, Inc. designs, markets, and supports integrated mixed-signal semiconductor, hardware, software, and system solutions for the consumer entertainment, home, automotive, and professional markets. The company offers analog-to-digital converter (ADC) solutions for consumer applications, such as audio pre-amplifiers, audio processors, and audio/video (A/V) receivers; and professional audio applications, including recording systems, mixer consoles, and digital audio workstations. It also offers high-performance two-channel audio D/A converters for audiophile-grade portable applications, such as mobile phones and digital music players; consumer applications, including blu-ray players,...

48401 Fremont Boulevard

Fremont, CA 94538

United States

Founded in 1984

143 Employees

Phone:

510-492-1088

Fax:

510-492-1098

Key Executives for ESS Technology, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 66
Executive Chairman
Age: 71
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 55
Secretary
Director of Technical Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ESS Technology, Inc. Key Developments

ESS Technology Announces SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier as the Newest Addition to its Audio Converter Product Line

ESS Technology announced the SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier as the newest addition to its audio converter product line. The SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier delivers an unprecedented performance level of 122dB DNR and -117dB THD+N, making it the perfect companion for the critically-acclaimed SABRE-2M series of 32-bit DACs widely employed in audiophile-grade mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and digital music players. Using an internal charge pump, the SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier operates from a single +3.3V supply to produce ground-referenced outputs, eliminating pops and clicks as well as the need for large DC blocking capacitors. The SABRE9601 Headphone Amplifier will be sampling in March 2014 in 20-QFN package.

Pioneer Chooses ESS's ES9016 SABRE(32) Ultra DAC for its SC-LX57 Series of A/V Receivers

ESS Technology, Inc. announced that the ES9016 SABRE(32) Ultra DAC is shipping in volume in Pioneer's latest SC-LX57 9.2 channel A/V receiver. Additionally, Pioneer is incorporating the ES9016 SABRE(32) Ultra DAC in multiple 2013 A/V receiver models including the SC-LX87 and SC-LX77, as well as the Elite series SC-79, SC-77 and SC-75. The ES9016 SABRE(32) Ultra DACs add stunning sound stage, unmatched audio performance and jitter-free clarity to Pioneer's Direct Energy HD amplifiers built on Class D technology, delivering ultimate sound quality that will satisfy even the most demanding audio enthusiasts. Unlike conventional sigma-delta () DACs, the ES9016 SABRE(32) Ultra DAC incorporates ESS's innovative patented HyperStream(TM) circuits to deliver spectacular music with up to 128dB dynamic range and 0.0003% (-110dB) total harmonic distortion, free from clock jitter common in digital audio systems. The 32-bit HyperStream(TM) modulator is capable of 100% modulation and unconditional stability; the Revolver(TM) Dynamic Element Matching ensures performance over a wide dynamic range, while a Time Domain Jitter Eliminator removes the digital jitter that causes distortion.

Yamaha Selects ESS's SABRE(32) Ultra and SABRE Premier DACs for its AVENTAGE Series of A/V Receivers

ESS Technology announced that the ES9016 SABRE(32) Ultra 8-channel DAC and SABRE Premier 8-channel DAC are shipping in volume in Yamaha's latest AVENTAGE series of network AV receivers including the RX-A3030, RX-A2030 and RX-A1030 as well as the CX-A5000 A/V pre-amplifier available in the USA. By adopting the ESS SABRE(32) Ultra and SABRE Premier DACs, the new AVENTAGE A/V receivers acquire ESS's critically acclaimed SABRESOUND(TM) featuring spectacular audio, unsurpassed sound stage and jitter-free music clarity to compliment Yamaha's outstanding audio processing technologies and amplifiers to deliver the purest, best-sounding audio to the discerning home entertainment enthusiasts. Unlike conventional sigma-delta DACs, the ES9016 SABRE(32) Ultra DAC incorporates ESS's innovative patented HyperStream(TM) circuits to deliver spectacular music with up to 128dB dynamic range and 0.0003% (-110dB) total harmonic distortion, free from clock jitter common in digital audio systems. The 32-bit HyperStream(TM) modulator is capable of 100% modulation and unconditional stability; the Revolver(TM) Dynamic Element Matching ensures performance over a wide dynamic range, while a Time Domain Jitter Eliminator removes the digital jitter that causes distortion.

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