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Jim Bohac
Phone: 408.716.8022

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



November 21, 2013


Lower Cost, Higher Performance Processing Solution in Voice Communication and Recognition Enhances User Experience for Smart Phones

November 21st, 2013 (Sunnyvale, CA) - Fortemedia Inc. (, the leader in voice processing technology, and Realtek, one of the world's leading IC providers, today announced that they have partnered to bringing Fortemedia's leading iS6xx voice processing solution to Realtek's ALC567xfamily of Codec plus DSP SoC solutions.

Integrating the iS6xx into Realtek's ALC567x family of Codec plus DSP SoC solutions brings enhanced voice processing capabilities at a moderate consumer cost point, while delivering superior voice experiences in applications such as mobile handsets, tablets, ultrabooks and PC's.

Fortemedia's solutions are specifically designed to deliver higher performance industry requirements, eliminating the need for custom and dedicated application processors. This reduces cost and also results in PCB real estate savings, further simplifying system design. Utilizing Fortemedia's efficient algorithms and scalable multi-microphone technology, users now benefit by having superior, natural and easily understood speech with their devices, regardless of their surrounding environment.

"By integrating and optimizing Fortemedia's iS6xx on Realtek's audio solutions, we were able to lower costs for advanced speech capability systems. We're delivering rich and clear real time voice calls to support new requirements in the mobile and PC market," said Kishore Moturi, Vice President of Business Development at Fortemedia. "Together, we are able to achieve high performance audio and voice processing solutions at a reasonable consumer price point."

"We are pleased to work closely with Fortemedia and incorporate their advanced ForteVoice? technology on our IC audio platform. ForteVoice solutions address customer demands to deliver rich and clear voice communication," said Realtek's Executive Vice President, Jessy Chen. "By combining the iS6xx with the ALC567x family of Codec plus DSP SoC solutions, Realtek will provide customers with an unparalleled voice experience."

About Fortemedia Inc.

Fortemedia Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is the world leader in voice processing technology. Fortemedia's focus is on developing technology for cell phones, PCs, headsets, automotive and VoIP applications, providing leading edge performance in voice quality enhancement to both hands-free and hand-held voice communications. With over 100 patents and superior performance in beam-forming noise suppression, echo cancellation and wind noise suppression, Fortemedia's leading solutions have been adopted by industry leaders across a wide variety of markets. For more information, visit

About Realtek

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world's leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, High Fidelity Audio Solutions for Mobile and PC Applications, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Home Center Controllers.

With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our website:

Media Contact
Kishore Moturi, 408-716-8038