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Jim Bohac
Phone: 408.716.8022

Fortemedia, Inc. 
4051 Burton Dr.,
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 408-861-8088



January 16, 2006

Fortemedia Picks Internix as Distribution Partner in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, January 16th, 2006 – Fortemedia Inc, the world leader in small array microphone (SAM) voice processing technology, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Japanese distributor Internix, Inc. ( As adoption of SAM technology into markets such as mobile phones, hands-free telematics, and PC/VoIP continues to increase, this collaboration enables Fortemedia to extend its first class customer support and service to its rapidly expanding customer base in Japan. Internix will carry and support all of Fortemedia’s voice processors, including FM1093, FM1185/FM1182, FM1073, FMTuner software, and development kits.

Fortemedia chose Internix for its strong technical support and outstanding quality assurance group. Customers highly value this expertise, especially for analog ICs. Internix has 12 offices around the world, providing sales and technical support to over 1,500 customers.

“Demand for hands-free communications in the digital consumer and automotive markets is growing rapidly,” said Toshio Hori, Internix’s Director of New Business Development Division. “Our partnership with Fortemedia allows Internix to provide revolutionary voice processing technology to our Japanese customers who are looking for the highest quality in noise-free communications.”

“This new partnership with Internix complements our strategy to reach even more customers in Japan,” said Fumihiko Ishii, Fortemedia’s Vice President of Strategic Sales. “Their technical strength and expertise in analog ICs is an ideal match for Fortemedia, allowing us to service a growing number of customers designing with SAM technology.”

About Fortemedia

Fortemedia Inc. is a voice processing company enabling state-of-the-art hands free communication. By integrating SAM (Small Array Microphone) technology and advanced DSP technology, the company focuses on the high growth markets for handsets, automotives, and other mobile devices. For more information, please visit

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Fumihiko Ishii,

Internix, Inc. Tokyo, Japan
New Business Development Division
Phone: 03-5322-1703