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Universal Electronics is Selected by Samsung to Deliver the Control Intelligence That Powers the Samsung WatchON Application in Their Galaxy S5 Smartphone, Samsung Gear 2, and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches

Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (Nasdaq:UEIC) today announced that its industry-leading universal setup and control solution, UEI QuickSet™ along with UEI’s global device control database is the underlying control technology driving the Samsung WatchON application.

The Samsung WatchON application is available on Galaxy S5 through Galaxy Essentials and the WatchON Remote is pre-installed in the Samsung Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches. Samsung WatchON provides a service that truly shows the meaning of “connected devices,” allowing the smartphone to act as an extension of a consumer’s daily life, offering users more control of their lives by allowing them to control electronic products including their television and set-top box through a built-in embedded IR LED sensor.

UEI QuickSet is currently deployed in millions of devices in cable, satellite, gaming, and home entertainment, and also has proven itself as a “must have” tool in the smartphone and tablet space.

“We are excited Samsung has selected us as a valuable partner in their continued push for innovation in mobile devices.” said Paul Arling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Electronics Inc. “Through these product collaborations we are redefining what a remote control is and the consumer experience surrounding control on a global level.”

UEI’s device code database is the industry’s leading device database for universal entertainment control, giving users access to literally hundreds of thousands of control functions for virtually all types of electronic entertainment devices in the world. Consumers across the globe will benefit from UEI QuickSet’s ability to deliver the right control code for their specific digital entertainment device.

About Universal Electronics

Founded in 1986, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) is the global leader in wireless control technology for the connected home. UEI designs, develops, and delivers innovative solutions that enable consumers to control entertainment devices, digital media, and home systems. The company’s broad portfolio of patented technologies and database of infrared control software have been adopted by many Fortune 500 companies in the consumer electronics, subscription broadcast, and computing industries. UEI sells and licenses wireless control products through distributors and retailers under the One For All® brand name. For additional information, visit our website at www.uei.com.

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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 products and technologies identified in this release; the continued rollout of IR-based features and functions in smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets; the continued penetration and growth of the products and consumer technologies identified in this release, including the end user download rate of the Samsung “WatchON” application; 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.

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