Fortemedia and Cadence to Bring Exceptional Voice Processing Capability to Mobile Handsets, Tablets and Ultrabooks

Groundbreaking Voice Processing Solution Available on Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSPs. ODMs Can Now Enjoy a Low Power, High Performance Voice Processing Solution, Improving User Experience in Voice Communications and Recognition for Smart Phones, Tablets and Ultrabooks

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 10, 2013 — Fortemedia Inc. (, the leader in voice processing technology, today announced that its groundbreaking voice processing solution, iS600, is now available optimized for Cadence’s Tensilica® HiFi DSPs.

The iS600 high performance voice processing technology dramatically improves user experience in voice communication and voice recognition for smart phones. In the past, such performance was only available with a custom dedicated DSP that had enough devoted bandwidth and memory. With iS600, a superior solution can be available on a licensable DSP which is already integrated in many equipment including smartphones, tablets, Digital TV, STB, Blu-ray Disc players, Car Entertainment Systems and Lap Top/Desktop Computers. Moreover, besides voice processing, Cadence’s Tensilica HiFi DSP can simultaneously run voice recognition, audio and voice Codecs and audio post processing. This integration will enable reduction of silicon area and power consumption as well as upgrading the performance of existing OEM equipment and chips via software in SOCs. It also eliminates the need for a dedicated voice processing DSP, saving space in an already crowded smart phone. “Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSPs have been widely adopted by many OEMs and Chip Suppliers to solve audio challenges in smart phones, tablets, home entertainment and automotive equipment and many other devices. By porting and optimizing Fortemedia’s iS600 on the Tensilica HiFi, we are able to tap into a much larger market on top of our existing voice processing opportunities,” said Dr. Paul Huang, Chairman and CEO of Fortemedia. “We were impressed with the performance of our iS600 on the Tensilica HiFi DSP and by the excellent support of the programming tools. The combined offering provides a great solution for our mutual customers.”

“Numerous customers have requested support for Fortemedia’s iS600 voice processing technology on their existing or future HiFi based products to further improve the voice communications quality in noisy environments,” stated Jack Guedj, Cadence corporate vice president, Tensilica products. “Fortemedia’s iS600 running on HiFi provides an exceptional voice experience in these environments with best in class low power consumption.”

The HiFi DSP based iS600 is now under evaluation by select customers and is expected to be in production in Q1, 2014.

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


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