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Cirrus Logic says it has licensed Central Research Labs' Sensaura 3D positional audio technology for use with its Crystal Audio products. Sensaura produces 3D positional audio from two standard speakers, and has been licensed by 70 per cent of vendors in the audio chip market. CRL claims that 130 games supporting the system are either released or in development, and says Sensaura also supports Microsoft's DirectSound 3D standard. CRL is an audio industry veteran, having been involved in the invention of stereo in the 30s. Sensaura was originally developed for the music industry, and according to Cirrus is "used by many recording artists including the late Frank Sinatra." So when the Sensaura-enabled Cirrus gear ships in Q1, presumably it'll be just like having the late Frank in the same room as you... ®

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