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Universal Electronics Garners Two Prestigious Awards at 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2005-- NevoSL Honored with Best of Innovations and Technology is a Girl's Best Friend Awards

Universal Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq:UEIC) today announced that the company has been honored with the esteemed Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award at the 2005 International CES. NevoSL, the ultimate control for the broadband home, was selected from among over 800 new product entries and 27 different categories submitted for Innovations Awards at this year's CES. NevoSL received Best of Innovations distinction, which is given to only the most highly honored products in all facets of the consumer technology industry. Reviewed by a pre-eminent panel of judges representing leaders in engineering, industrial design, consumer electronics technology and media, the NevoSL was given top honors in the Accessories category, based on user value, aesthetics, design and contributions to the quality of life.

NevoSL has also been recognized with the Technology Is a Girl's Best Friend (TechGirl) Award in the Home Networking Category. Journalists from top women's and technology media outlets judged product entries based on form, function, overall ease of use, and ways in which these products enhance the daily lives of female consumers, who according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) account for $55 billion of the consumer electronics market today.

The multi-award-winning NevoSL will be on display throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) at CES 2005. Attendees can see the NevoSL featured in two special displays in the LVCC Grand Lobby for Best of Innovations honorees and the TechGirl Showcase, as well as the Innovations Plus showcase located in CES Central Plaza and the Universal Electronics booth (No. 20513) in the LVCC South Hall. More information about this product can be found at

About Universal Electronics

Universal Electronics Inc., based in Southern California, develops firmware and turnkey solutions as well as software designed to enable consumers to wirelessly connect, control and interact with an increasingly complex home environment. The company's primary markets include original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in consumer electronics and personal computing, as well as multiple system operators in the cable and satellite subscription broadcasting markets. Over the past 16 years, the company has developed a broad portfolio of patented technologies and the industry's leading database of home connectivity software that it licenses to its customers, including many leading Fortune 500 companies. In addition, UEI sells its universal wireless control products and other audio/visual accessories through its European headquarters in The Netherlands, and to distributors and retailers in Europe, Asia, Latin America, South Africa and Australia/New Zealand under the One For All(R) brand name. More information about UEI can be obtained at

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, ordering, delivery and market acceptance of products and technologies identified in this release; the Company's continued ability to design products in a fashion that results in its technology becoming the standard for handheld devices; the continued importance of the Company's database of codes; 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.

Nevo and One For All are registered trademarks or trademarks of Universal Electronics Inc.

Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Waggener Edstrom
Stephanie Trussell, 650-266-7037 (Press Only)
SOURCE: Universal Electronics Inc.