New Bose® DVD Home Entertainment Systems Feature Cirrus DVD Video Processor

AUSTIN, Texas -- December 5, 2001 -- In a market where DVD players became the fastest selling consumer electronic product ever1, Cirrus Logic, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRUS) today announced that the world's premier manufacturer of high-end music and home theater systems, Bose® Corporation, has chosen Cirrus' CS98000, an advanced DVD video processor, to power three new models of Bose DVD-based home entertainment systems. Cirrus' CS98000 and supporting chips enhance the capability of Bose DVD-based home theater systems to deliver exceptional DVD movie reproduction and outstanding surround sound output.

"The sales of DVD players in 2002 are predicted to hit 39 million, with projections as high as 60 million by 2004, with complete DVD home theater systems becoming a larger part of the market," said Michelle Abraham, senior analyst, Cahner's In-Stat. "Combine that market with both corporations' audio leadership positions, and it's clear they are positioned to ride the wave of momentum."

In fact, the Bose 3-2-1, Lifestyle® 28 and Lifestyle 35 home entertainment systems are already on shelves across the nation in time for Christmas.

"We strive to make Bose products synonymous with excellence, which is why Cirrus' CS98000 is such a good choice for our DVD home theater systems," said Joe Veranth as a VP of Engineering for Bose Corporation. "The CS98000 processor contributes to the Bose standard of superior audio and video performance, which is essential to meet our customers’ high standards. Furthermore, its high degree of integration allows Bose to have an extremely compact and sleek design, which is also very easy to set-up and use."

"When an industry leader like Bose, known for outstanding quality, selects our technology to power its breakthrough home theater systems, we find it a strong validation of our exceptional DVD video technology," said Matthew Perry, vice president and general manager of Cirrus Logic's Crystal Products Division. "The CS98000 product family also enables manufacturers to rapidly design and bring to market a new generation of consumer electronic products such as DVD equipped mini-systems, combination DVD players and automotive entertainment systems."

The Cirrus CS98000 processor provides all necessary audio and video processing functions in home theater systems, including DVD video disk navigation, sub-picture decoding, MPEG-2 video decoding, along with Dolby Digitalâ, DTSâ and MP3 decoding.

In addition to the CS98000 processor, the Bose Lifestyle 28 and Lifestyle 35 DVD home entertainment systems also rely on a variety of Cirrus home entertainment class audio DACs, audio Codecs, video DACs, SPDIF receivers and transmitters.

3-2-1 Home Entertainment System

The new Bose 3-2-1 home entertainment system (say Three-Two-One) offers a DVD-based digital system, with easy three-wire set-up. Two new speaker arrays work with the new Bose proprietary signal processing to deliver most of the performance of a premium five-speaker surround system.

Bose Lifestyle 35 DVD and Lifestyle 28 DVD home entertainment systems

These new home entertainment systems offer superior performance for music and video programming, from elegant and easy-to-use systems and are expandable, offering multi-source/multi-room capabilities. The new Lifestyle 35 home entertainment system includes Bose’s award-winning Jewel Cube® speakers.

Bose Corporation

Bose Corporation is best known as an American innovator in the manufacturing of quality sound systems. Founded in 1964 by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Dr. Amar G. Bose, the company maintains an exceptionally strong commitment to research and is the world's premiere manufacturer of component quality home stereo loudspeakers, high-end integrated music and home theater systems and acoustically customized automotive systems.

Cirrus Logic

Cirrus Logic, Inc. is the premiere 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 Fremont and El Dorado Hills, California and Broomfield and Boulder, Colorado, as well as offices in Europe, Japan and Asia.

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Safe Harbor Provision

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties including such factors, among others, as the ability of the Cirrus CS98000 processor to perform as expected, and the risk factors listed in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2001, and in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The foregoing information concerning Cirrus Logic’s business outlook represents our outlook as of the date of this news release, and Cirrus Logic undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new developments or otherwise.

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Cirrus Logic® is a trademark of Cirrus Logic Inc. Bose® and Lifestyle® are trademarks of Bose Corporation.


1Consumer Electronics Association, 2001

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