Mad Catz® Selects CSR® µEnergy ® Chip for GameSmart™ Mobile Gaming Accessories


Mad Catz®Selects CSR®µEnergy®Chip for GameSmart™ Mobile Gaming Accessories

Bluetooth®Smart Single-Chip Solution Provides Industry Leading Battery Life, Simplified Setup and Low Latency

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) announced today the Company's wireless range of GameSmart gaming products for mobile and smart devices will utilize CSR's µEnergy® Bluetooth 4.0 chip.

CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions, and the µEnergy™ chip offers industry leading battery life and low latency, enablingGameSmart control products to offer core gaming experiences across a wide range of mobile and smart devices. In addition, the µEnergy chip provides simplified setup with all Bluetooth 4.0 compatible devices.

"By combining our gaming experience with CSR's Bluetooth experience we were able to develop a unique implementation based upon the µEnergy chip that achieves data transfer rates as low as 7.5ms, much lower than the 20 to 50 ms rates that most games poll for data." said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "The result is Bluetooth Smart gaming devices that perform at or around the same level as a wireless console or PC control product. For that reason, we're confident that our GameSmart control products will deliver gaming performance unmatched by other Bluetooth devices in the market place today."

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About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to

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