Tripath Introduces First Trivici Based Amplifier for Flat-Panel Televisions; TAA2009 Industry's First Audiophile-Quality Single-Die Amplifier
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Tripath Introduces First Trivici Based Amplifier for Flat-Panel Televisions; TAA2009 Industry's First Audiophile-Quality Single-Die Amplifier

LAS VEGAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Jan. 5, 2006— Tripath Technology Inc. (OTCBB: TRPH), creators of Class-T(R) Advanced 1-bit Digital Amplifiers, is pleased to introduce the TAA2009. The TAA2009 is Tripath's first amplifier that integrates a Class-T controller, driver and output transistors all on the same die. Based on the Trivici architecture announced in September, this significant leap in integration allows Tripath to offer the TAA2009 at an attractive price to its customers, while providing the sound quality that Class-T is famous for. The TAA2009 is an amplifier that offers amazing value for the flat-panel television market and MP3 accessories like iPod Docking Stations.

"The TAA2009 further establishes Tripath as the leading provider of digital amplifiers for the rapidly growing flat panel market," said George Fang, Tripath's vice president of sales. "The TAA2009 offers the price and performance necessary to help increase our adoption in flat panels and consumer audio accessories as this volatile market continues to expand."

The TAA2009 is a stereo amplifier that can deliver a maximum of 12 watts per channel into 6 ohms. In standard applications it provides 2 x 9 watts into 8 ohms from a 12 volt power supply. Efficiency of 89 percent eliminates the need for costly external heat sinks. The TAA2009 doesn't skimp on sound quality, offering audiophile sound quality with THD+N less then 0.05 percent. The TAA2009 features a dynamic offset correction that emanates turn-on and turn-off pops. The superb sound quality will help HDTV and iPod Docks sound as good as they look.

The TAA2009 offers the smallest solution footprint available, with a filterless mode that eliminates the need for large components on the output lines. The entire solution can fit in less then 2 square inches. Other features that also contribute to the small footprint are:

-- A small 7x7mm QFN package

-- Internal gain settings

-- No external heat sink required

-- Minimal external components

The TAA2009 is available in a 32-pin QFN package, and retails for $2.65 in quantities of 1000. The reference design is available from Tripath's website with schematics, layout, and component lists for quick and easy implementation. Evaluation boards are also available through Tripath's distributors. For more information visit www.tripath.com.

About Tripath Technology Inc.

Based in San Jose, California, Tripath Technology Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that focuses on providing highly efficient power amplification to the digital media consumer electronics and communications markets. Tripath owns the patented technology called Digital Power Processing(R) (DPP), which leverages modern advances in digital signal processing and power processing. Tripath markets audio amplifiers with DPP under the brand name Class-T(R). Tripath's current customers include, but are not limited to, companies such as Alcatel, Alpine, Hitachi, JVC, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba. For more information on Tripath, please visit Tripath's web site at www.tripath.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this release concerning Tripath's leadership position in the digital amplifier market, the implementation of Tripath's Trivici architecture, when and if Tripath will launch new products, including implementation, designs and pricing for the TAA2009, and the performance and cost benefits from Tripath's products contain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially. The risks and uncertainties include many factors, such as silicon wafer pricing and the availability of foundry and assembly capacity and raw materials, availability and pricing of competing products and technologies that would affect sales and pricing of our products. We may experience fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third-party semiconductor foundries and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products. We may not be able to specify, develop or acquire, complete, introduce, market and transition to volume production new products and technologies in a timely manner. Further information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties is included in the Company's United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings, particularly our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2005 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 15, 2005 as amended.



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