MPEG-4 SLS License Fees

There are two versions of SLS technology referred to as "SLS" and "SLS Non-Core." SLS extends MPEG-4 AAC to lossless quality and requires MPEG-4 AAC as a core coder. SLS Non-Core does not require MPEG-4 AAC as a core coder.

SLS Consumer Licensed Products (Other than PC Software)

Licensee shall pay Via for each product Sold or Otherwise Supplied in accordance with the following table.

Volume (per unit/annual reset)SLS
For the first 1 to 500,000 units$0.098
For units 500,001 to 1,000,000$0.076
For units 1,000,001 to 2,000,000$0.062
For units 2,000,001 to 5,000,000$0.052
For units 5,000,001 to 10,000,000$0.042
For units 10,000,001 to 20,000,000$0.024
For units 20,000,001 to 50,000,000$0.020
For units 50,000,001 or more$0.015

SLS Professional Licensed Products

Licensee shall pay Via for each product Sold or Otherwise Supplied in accordance with the following table.

 Decoder ProductsEncoders/Codecs
SLS Professional Products$2.00$20.00

SLS Consumer PC Software

Licensee shall pay Via for each copy of PC Software Sold or Otherwise Supplied in accordance with the following table.

Volume
(per unit/annual reset)
Decoder
1 to 102,041$0.098
Max per Year$10,000
Volume
(per unit/annual reset)
Encoder / Codec*
For the first 1 to 500,000 units$0.098
For units 500,001 to 1,000,000$0.076
For units 1,000,001
to 1,209,678
$0.062
Max. per Year$100,0000

SLS Professional PC Software Licensed Products

Licensee shall pay Via for each copy of PC Software Sold or Otherwise Supplied in accordance with the following table.

 DecodersEncoders/Codecs*
SLS Professional
PC Software Products
$2.00$20.00, or 4% of the end-user
product price, but not less than $5.00

* For PC Software based encoder and codec products sold before March 31, 2013, the license fees will be waived.

Scalable Lossless Coding (SLS "Non-Core")

SLS Non-Core does not require MPEG-4 AAC as a core codec and is not compatible with AAC decoders for base layer playback.

SLS Non-Core Consumer Licensed Products (Other than PC Software)

Licensee shall pay Via for each product Sold or Otherwise Supplied in accordance with the following table.

Volume (per unit/annual reset)SLS Non-Core
For the first 1 to 500,000 units$0.245
For units 500,001 to 1,000,000$0.190
For units 1,000,001 to 2,000,000$0.155
For units 2,000,001 to 5,000,000$0.130
For units 5,000,001 to 10,000,000$0.105
For units 10,000,001 to 20,000,000$0.060
For units 20,000,001 to 50,000,000$0.050
For units 50,000,001 or more$0.038

SLS Non-Core Professional Licensed Products

Licensee shall pay Via for each product Sold or Otherwise Supplied in accordance with the following table.

 DecodersEncoders/Codecs
SLS Professional Products$3.00$30.00

SLS Non-Core Consumer PC Software

Licensee shall pay Via for each copy of PC Software Sold or Otherwise Supplied in accordance with the following table.

Volume
(per unit/annual reset)
Decoder
1 to 51,021$0.245
Max per Year$12,500
Volume
(per unit/annual reset)
Encoder / Codec
For the first
1 to 500,000 units
$0.245
For units 500,001
to 513,158
$0.190
Max. per Year$125,000

SLS Non-Core Professional PC Software Licensed Products

Licensee shall pay Via for each copy of PC Software Sold or Otherwise Supplied in accordance with the following table.

 DecodersEncoders/Codecs
SLS Professional
PC Software Products
$3.00$30.00, or 5% of the end-user
product price, but not less than $7.00