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Core Logic now runs SPIRIT voice on its mobile processors

VON, San Jose, March 20, 2007 – SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of embedded voice, video and audio engines, today announced that Core Logic Inc. (KDQ: 048870), a global leader in mobile multimedia system-on-a-chip (SoC) products, has integrated SPIRIT voice processing solution into its Multimedia Application Processor (MAP) targeted for mobile phone OEMs.

The Core Logic MAP is an ARM-based dedicated multimedia accelerator for multimedia-enabled mobile handsets. The MAP is already deployed by major Asia-based phone manufacturers.

“The Asian vendors of low-cost semiconductors now realize the need for high-quality software, and SPIRIT value proposition is exactly what they need.” said Sukjoong Lee, senior executive VP and COO of Core Logic, Inc. “SPIRIT voice processing technologies are excellent. Thanks to SPIRIT now we enhance the competitiveness of mobile phone makers more than ever.”

“Recently SPIRIT has announced its significant expansion to Asia,” commented Alex Kravchenko, VP Sales&Marketing of SPIRIT DSP. “A Korean company, Core Logic has shipped out over 25 million MAPs last year to major handset manufacturers in Asia, including several top-ranked Chinese handset makers. This exciting cooperation with Core Logic allowed SPIRIT to make another step forward in our penetration to the Asian market. No matter how an OEM designs the mobile phone – using just baseband chip, powerful application processor or adding dedicated multimedia accelerator – all these processors are supported by SPIRIT solution for great voice quality along with extremely low power consumption.”


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.

19 March 2007