Skyworth, a leading technology company headquartered in China, and Via Licensing, the collaborative licensing leader, has announced signing of an Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent pool agreement granting Skyworth a worldwide license to use the patented technology in its televisions.
“We are glad to reach this global agreement with Skyworth, and welcome Skyworth into the AAC patent pool as they continue to grow their worldwide presence and consumer offerings,” said Joe Siino, president, Via Licensing. “Skyworth joins over 900 other licensees in the Via AAC pool, which addresses each region’s unique market considerations and enables companies like Skyworth to benefit from fair, transparent, and trusted licensing practices.”
“Skyworth is a leading high-tech company driven by innovation. We have always respected intellectual property and have a long-term commitment to fostering and creating high-value intellectual property. We are delighted to have signed this license with Via, which furthers Skyworth’s product innovation and ongoing internationalization,” said Mr. Zhiguo Wang, CEO of Skyworth. “Skyworth maintains its commitment to provide a superior digital audio experience to the world.”
AAC, incorporated in Skyworth’s television products sold worldwide, is a coding method that is necessary for consumers to enjoy high-quality audio with high compression efficiency, reducing the amount of data consumed and processing power required.