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Jim Bohac
Phone: 408.716.8022

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



January 07, 2013

Fortemedia Announces New Voice Processing Solution for Automotive Industry FM-1288 Voice Processor Enhances In-Vehicle Voice Calls and Has Been Adopted by Leading Automotive Maker's SUV model for U.S. and International Markets

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Mar 06, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fortemedia Inc. (, the world leader in voice processing technology, today announced its new automotive voice processor, FM-1288. Many countries have banned the use of mobile phones while driving unless it is in hands-free mode. However, the use of a headset while driving can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Therefore, automotive built-in, Bluetooth-based, hands-free communication systems have been steadily increasing. Substantially tested in Fortemedia's automotive laboratory facility, and also live in various on-road conditions, the FM-1288 has been verified to pass the automotive standards testing. With effective GUI-based tuning-tool supports and simple interconnects, the FM-1288 is designed to provide a cost-effective and easy-to-integrate solution for automotive applications.

Fortemedia's FM-1288 voice processor integrates a powerful DSP subsystem for voice processing. It can be connected to external devices with both analog and digital signal paths. The on-chip D/A and A/D data paths support a HD (wideband) voice signal, and it supports up to two microphones for voice inputs. The voice processing on FM-1288 is designed specifically to meet demanding automotive applications, and contains state-of-the-art algorithms to suppress wind noise, road noise and engine noise commonly encountered in vehicles, while preserving the naturalness of the talker's voice signals. The Bight Voice Enhancement processing also intelligently equalizes the loudspeaker output based on the condition of the ambient noise to make sure that the inbound voice stands out in a noisy environment. The automotive grade FM-1288 is available on a 48-pin LQFP package. The high performance Acoustic Echo Cancellation on the FM-1288 also makes it suitable for other hands-free voice applications such as VoIP and conferencing products.

"The release of FM-1288 further indicates Fortemedia's continued commitment to the automotive industry. Our products are equally successful in automotive markets as well as in mobile phone and laptop markets," said Paul Huang, CEO and chairman of Fortemedia Inc. "The FM-1288 provides a safe and reliable communication solution while driving."

The mass production of FM-1288 is expected by the end of Q1, 2013 and engineering samples are now available for selected customers. A leading car manufacturer has already adopted FM-1288 into their upcoming Audio-Video-Navigation (AVN) unit for both their U.S. and international SUV model.

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 communication. 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

SOURCE: Fortemedia Inc.


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