Core Logic MAP Integrates with SPIRIT Voice Processing

SPIRIT DSP, the world’s leading provider of embedded voice, video and audio engines, 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 employs 140 professionals, has been in the international software licensing business since 1992. A bootstrap company, SPIRIT has been profitable for 14 years. For the last 10 years SPIRIT’s focus has been voice, audio, video and data communication software products. SPIRIT counts among its customers Adobe, Agere, ARM, Atmel, Compal, Flextronics, Ericsson, HP, HTC, Interwise, Kyocera, LG, MediaRing, Microsoft, National Semiconductor, NEC, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Paltalk, Panasonic, Philips Semiconductor, Polycom, Quanta, Radvision, Samsung, Siemens, Texas Instruments, Toshiba and Trinity Convergence, among 200+ other communication OEMs and software vendors. SPIRIT communication software is used in over 80 countries and powers more than 100 million embedded voice channels. SPIRIT DSP is a member of major voice-related developer communities, including IntelR Developer Network, ARM(R) Connected Community, Philips Nexperia Partnership, TI Third Party Network, TI OMAP Developer Network for Wireless handsets and PDAs. SeeStorm is SPIRIT affiliate for synthetic video conferencing.

About Core Logic, Inc.
Core Logic, established in 1998, has accumulated leading edge semiconductor design technology and Digital Imaging Technology and provides End-to-End Total Solution from core parts of multimedia mobile phone such as CAP, MAP, ISP, etc. to various Interface Mechanisms and System-level Hardware Module. First of all, it has strived for continuous technology innovation and exploited world market to be listed in Kosdaq in the year 2004 and ranked as super-speed growing 500 companies in Asia-Pacific by Deloitte in the year 2005. It has been growing as a cutting-edge company that leads growth of multimedia, the future of mobile products.