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Universal Electronics’ QuickSet® Powers IR Control in Porsche-Designed Huawei Mate 9

January 4, 2017

New Infrared-Equipped
Smartphone
Enables Effortless Control of Home
Entertainment Devices

SANTA
ANA, CA – Universal
Electronics Inc.
(UEI)(NASDAQ: UEIC), the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing
technologies for the smart home, today announced that its QuickSet® solution has been integrated
in the new Porsche-designed
Huawei Mate 9
, transforming the
cutting-edge smartphone into a universal remote control for home entertainment
devices.

The Porsche-designed Mate
9 is one of the latest high-end smartphones from Huawei to integrate UEI’s
market-leading universal control technology. The phone utilizes numerous
technologies from UEI, including infrared blaster firmware technology along
with UEI’s critically acclaimed QuickSet and the world’s most comprehensive database of
entertainment device control codes. Leveraging these solutions, the Mate 9 offers
consumers an enhanced TV viewing experience with seamless automated setup and
universal control of nearly any home entertainment device using their
smartphone, as well as control of air-conditioning systems throughout their home.

“Smartphones have quickly become an essential tool in
controlling the connected home, and the continued adoption of entertainment
control confirms the demand and potential for UEI technology in the mobile
space – namely QuickSet,” said David Chong, EVP of Asia for UEI. “Huawei is at
the forefront of this growing market, and we’re confident Mate 9 users will
enjoy the enhanced features and functionality this state-of-the-art phone
provides.”

QuickSet is UEI’s most
advanced software solution for entertainment devices, enabling effortless setup
and control of devices for an unmatched and simplified TV viewing experience.
The solution is deployed in millions of devices worldwide, including
televisions, stereos, set-top boxes, OTT players, game consoles, smartphones, tablets
and more.

In addition to
entertainment control capabilities, the new Mate 9 features an unmistakable Graphite
Black design, as well with the latest cutting-edge smartphone technology – such
as a 5.5 inch,1440×2560 pixel
AMOLED touchscreen; dual 20 MP camera; 6GB of RAM and a 4000mAh battery.

The Porsche-designed Mate 9 is expected to be
released globally in December, 2016.

About Universal Electronics

Universal Electronics Inc.
(NASDAQ:UEIC) is the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing
technologies for the smart home.  For
more information, please visit www.uei.com/about.

All
trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made
pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995.  Words and expressions reflecting something other than
historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties,
including the timely development, delivery and market acceptance of Huawei Mate
9 products and technologies identified in this release; the continued
penetration and growth of the products and consumer technologies identified in
this release; and other factors described in the Company’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.  The actual results that the Company
achieves may differ materially from any forward looking statement due to such
risks and uncertainties.  The Company undertakes no obligations to revise
or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances
that may arise after the date of this release.

Media Contact for
Universal Electronics:
Chris HuppertzBob
Gold & Associates
[email protected]
310-320-2010

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