Originally established in 1991, C-Media Electronics is a Taiwan-based semiconductor company that manufactures a wide range of computer hardware. As a global leader, its primary focus is to provide innovative products to PC audio, USB storage, wireless audio device, sound card, motherboard, PC and VoIP peripheral manufacturers across the globe.
Over the years, this company has garnered recognition across the board and brought home numerous honors, thus bolstering their reputation. Some of its most notable accolades include the Best of Computex 2005 Award, the 2008 Certificate of Corporate Governor System honor and the International CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award. The latter was an honor received for its highly regarded Xonar HDAV 1.3, the first audio solution in the world to enable passing via lossless digital audio on PC platforms. This device marks the only solution for Home Theater Personal Computers in the new Blu-ray era.
C-Media has been highly successful in the computer hardware industry, a company that can hang its hat on a long line of firsts. Some of its most notable innovations include the first single-chip USB audio control with a built-in power amplifier, the first driver-based implementation of Dolby Virtual Speaker and Dolby Headphone, as well as the first software implementation of Dolby Digital Live. The company also boasts the title as the company to deliver the first completely qualified solution for HD audio. These cutting edge innovations can be attributed to the fact it has one of the most experienced development and software teams in the entire industry.
Considering the track record, the sky appears to be the limit for C-Media and the company is showing no signs of slowing down soon. With a number of patents under its belt and several others pending, the company hints that even more industry firsts are to come in the very near future.