E-TEN Licenses SPIRIT Voice Processing Solution for Mobile Devices
To Support Quality Voice on Glofiish Brand
BANGKOK, Thailand, ITU Telecom Asia 2008 – September 3, 2008 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of voice and video software engines, announced today that E-TEN Information Systems Co., Ltd., the world-renowned designer and manufacturer of smart handheld devices, has chosen SPIRITТs voice solution to ensure superior voice quality on its mobile devices.
SPIRIT’s cutting-edge voice enhancement solution with full-duplex echo-free voice will be incorporated into various models of 3G/3.5G devices and PDA-phones, based on Windows Mobile 6.0.
Turned to handheld devices in 1997, E-TEN has gained great experience in building cutting-edge smart handheld devices and released a number of hugely successful smartphones that featured combinations of GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 3.5G GSM functionality.
With its new brand name Glofiish for smart handheld devices and accessories, launched in 2006, E-TEN burst into the consumer sector and was awarded the Best Choice of Computex Award 2008 for its innovative new Glofiish DX900. As it was announced March 3, Acer Inc., the world’s third-largest branded PC vendor is going to acquire E-TEN Information Systems Co. towards the end of Q3 2008.
With every licensing contract SPIRIT progressively expands its leading position of voice solutions for the fast-evolving smart handheld devices market. Tier1 OEM manufacturers that already implemented SPIRIT voice and video processing solutions cover up to 60 per cent of todayТs worldwide smart phone shipment. This market is estimated to grow by more than 30 percent by 2011, according to Gianfranco Lanci, President of Acer Inc.
“The Asia Pacific market, where SPIRIT Voice and Video Engines are well-established, is the largest world factory for communications equipment: 9 out of every 10 devices are produced in this region. Additionally, all the major Taiwanese OEMs are already SPIRIT customers and benefit from SPIRIT’s high-quality voice and video software engines,” stated Alex Kravchenko, VP Sales at SPIRIT. ” We are very glad that E-TEN finally turned to SPIRIT to gain outstanding voice quality and resource efficiency. They join our established and growing list of brand name customers in mobile device manufacturers including Arima, Compal, HTC, Quanta and others.”
“We consider SPIRIT a world leading and widely recognized provider of mobile voice and video processing solutions, with a deep and strong deployment history,” said Hawk Wu, PM Director at E-TEN. “With SPIRIT’s high quality voice and instant AEC adaptation of voice enhancement to new handset designs, coupled with resource availability and fast time-to-market integration, we will definitely meet the increasing customer expectation for communications in our current and future mobile products.”
SPIRIT DSP (www.spiritDSP.com) is the world’s leading provider of carrier-grade voice & video software engines since 1996. SPIRIT communication software is used in over 80 countries and powers more than 100 million voice channels. SPIRIT counts among its direct customers Adobe, ARM, AT&T, Blizzard, BT, China Mobile, Cisco, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Huawei, Korea Telecom, Kyocera, LG, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Polycom, Radvision, Samsung, Siemens, Skype, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, ZTE, and 200+ other telcos, OEMs and software vendors. SPIRIT smart-phone OEM customers’ shipments jointly exceed 60% share of the global market.