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Universal Electronics Wins Emmy® Award for Voice Control Innovation and Creativity

September 6, 2017

 

UEI’s Voice Technology

Helps Revolutionize the TV Viewing
Experience

SANTA ANA, CA Universal
Electronics Inc. (UEI) (Nasdaq:UEIC)
, the worldwide leader in universal control and sensing technologies for
the smart home,has been awarded a 2017 Technology &
Engineering Achievement Emmy® Award from The National Academy of Television
Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for its work relating to voice navigation technologies
for discovering and interacting with TV content.  UEI was selected for its excellence in
engineering and creativity that has materially affected the television viewing
experience.

The award will be presented at the 69th annual Technology &
Engineering Achievement Emmy® Awards ceremony on April 8, 2018 in partnership
with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas,
NV. The honor will be shared with Comcast, Apple TV, and Nuance Dragon TV for
their individual contributions to voice control technologies.

Through consumer-focused research and development, UEI has continually uncovered and
delivered meaningful innovations that simplify daily experiences within the
connected smart home. UEI has diligently expanded optimized voice remote
offerings with state-of-the-art microprocessors, tightly coupled with software
and acoustic design to enhance the accuracy of daily voice interactions.

UEI’s advancements relating to voice navigation technologies have quickly become instrumental
in changing how consumers interact with their devices and TV content.  Today the company has deployed one of the most
experienced and knowledgeable development teams in the industry to deliver highly
dependable voice interactions with home entertainment devices.  UEI has been working on voice related
technologies for many years and has helped to deploy over 40 million voice
enabled remote controls to entertainment industry customers across North
America, Europe, and Asia.

“Voice has become a natural evolution in how consumers find and consume entertainment
content,” said Robert P. Siedel, Chairman, Engineering & Technology
Committee, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  “It is important to recognize the impact and achievements
that companies like Universal Electronics have made in helping to provide a
better experience to consumers.”

“Our goal has always been to redefine what a remote control is and what it can do –
reimagining something to take the complexity out of the entertainment
experience for everyone,” said Paul Arling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of Universal Electronics.  “We are
honored to be recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences as this is truly the pinnacle of recognition in the industry.”

Launched in 1948, Technology and Engineering Awards honor development and innovation in
broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations, and individuals
for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television
engineering.

About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional
service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of
television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational
and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes
excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News &
Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts &
Entertainment, Public & Community Service, and Technology & Engineering.
NATAS membership consists of broadcast and media professionals represented in
19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive
educational programs including Regional Student Television and its Student
Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students,
as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry
professionals and the viewing public. “Emmy” is a trademark of the
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences / National Academy of Television Arts
& Sciences. For more information, please visit the Emmys on the Web: http://emmyonline.org/

About Universal Electronics

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

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Apple TV and Nuance Dragon TV are trademarks of their
respective owners, and are not affiliated with UEI.  All other trademarks appearing herein are the
property of their respective owners.

UEI Media Contacts:

Chris
Huppertz
Bob Gold & AssociatesChris@bobgoldpr.com
310-320-2010

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