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Jim Bohac
Phone: 408.716.8022

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



December 11, 2012

Fortemedia’s Voice Processing Solution Delivers for New Metro PCS Coolpad Quattro? 4G Phone

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortemedia Inc. (, the world leader in voice processing technology, today announced its new flagship platform, FM36-600, that addresses the market’s need for better voice recognition and clear talking, especially for hands-free usage on smartphones. With the expected ability to speak at a greater distance in hands-free mode, which is commonly used in Facetime? and Skype?, the injected noise has been a challenge for the user. This is the case in any noisy environment, especially for voice recognition. FM36-600 uses two microphones to adaptively track talkers and form a “beam” that effectively removes the noise outside of the specified area. With noise rejected, a clearer voice is much more easily recognized by human and machine, either for voice recognition commands or voice-to-text messages.

FM36-600 consists of a newly developed DSP and a novel voice processing algorithm engine. Packaged in a small 2.3x2.3mm? chip-scaled package (CSP), this very low power DSP supports up to eight microphones that satisfy the need for the latest leading smartphones and other devices that require better voice communication. The leading feature for FM36-600 also includes multi-talking-angle compatibility that relieves the constraints of a traditional fixed talking style. Furthermore, the new platform allows for voice tracking in a multiple speaker scenario. FM36-600 is suitable for other applications such as laptop computers, tablets, smart TVs or ‘infotainment’ systems for automobiles.

“We are very excited about the release of this new flagship product,” said Paul Huang, President and CEO of Fortemedia Inc. “FM36-600 solves the challenges of clear hands-free communication, freedom of a phone’s holding positions and tracking multiple speakers in noisy situations. In addition, FM36-600 enhances the applicability of voice recognition and can be deployed in a wide range of scenarios.”

Fortemedia will demonstrate these advanced features at the coming Consumer Electronics Show, January 8-11, 2013 at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, suite 319. Availability is limited, please contact to schedule private demo.

The mass production of FM36-600 is expected by end of Q1, 2013 and engineering samples are now available for selected customers.

About Fortemedia Inc.

Fortemedia Inc. is global leader in voice processing technology headquartered in Cupertino, California. Fortemedia’s focus is on developing technology for automotive, mobile, PC, headset and VoIP applications, providing leading edge performances in voice quality enhancement to hands-free and hand-held voice communications. With its superior performance in echo cancellation, beam-forming noise suppression and wind noise suppression, Fortemedia’s solutions enable further integration of small array microphone modules. Fortemedia’s customer list includes industry leaders across a wide variety of markets. Fortemedia and SAM logos are trademarks of Fortemedia, Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies. For more information, visit


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