Emerson Radio Corp. has signed a technology license from Ibiquity Digital to produce and sell HD Radio digital audio receivers for the North American consumer electronics market.
The company anticipates bringing its first HD Radio receivers to market this year.
Speaking of the non-exclusive deal, Emerson Radio executive Eduard Will said the company believes HD Radio is the next great frontier for consumer audio. Ibiquity President Robert Struble said Emerson will be an “essential element” in helping HD Radio technology become a broad consumer phenomenon.
Last year, Emerson sold 5.8 million electronic products that featured radio receivers, including a line of “Smart Set” clock radios that are protected against power failures.