Fortemedia Partners with Realtek Semiconductor to Bring Industry Leading Voice Processing Solution to Realtek’s ALC567x Codec

  Fortemedia Partners with Realtek Semiconductor to Bring Industry Leading
  Voice Processing Solution to Realtek’s ALC567x Codec Plus DSP Product Family

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

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- November 21, 2013

Fortemedia Inc. (www.Fortemedia.com), 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 ALC567x family 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
www.Fortemedia.com.

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:www.realtek.com.

Contact:

Fortemedia
Kishore Moturi, 408-716-8038
pr@fortemedia.com