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February 5, 2004

News Release: Dspfactory selects JEPICO to enhance presence in Asia

From: Dspfactory Ltd. - Feb 5, 2004


DSPFACTORY SELECTS JEPICO TO ENHANCE PRESENCE IN ASIA --Distribution agreement will bring world-leading DSP technology to Japanese manufacturers

WATERLOO, ON, February 5, 2004 -- Dspfactory Ltd., a leading provider of reprogrammable digital signal processing (DSP) technology for digital hearing aids, wireless headsets and other portable audio devices, today announced that it has expanded its presence in Asia through the appointment of Tokyo-based JEPICO Corporation as a distributor of its technology for audio applications.

JEPICO is a leading technology provider and system integrator serving the major electronics manufacturers in Japan. It will distribute Dspfactory products throughout the country.

"Dspfactory has seen some exciting opportunities in Japan, which is home to many of the world's leading manufacturers of electronic devices," said Dspfactory president & CEO Robert Tong. "JEPICO brings valuable experience in serving electronics customers throughout the region and has expertise in working with a wide range of device manufacturers. We look forward to working together to enhance our reach into Asia."

Dspfactory's DSP audio systems are specifically designed for devices where exceptional sound quality, ultra-low power consumption, and miniaturization are critical design requirements. With Dspfactory technology, device manufacturers can quickly bring the leading-edge performance of digital signal processing to a wide variety of audio and speech products, including communications headsets, smart phones, PDAs, hands-free car kits, hearing aids, and other handheld or portable devices.

"We're pleased to represent Dspfactory in Japan," said Mr. Masahiro Kato of JEPICO. "The company has developed world-class technology that has the flexibility to be used in a fast-growing range of audio applications that require low-power digital signal processing."

JEPICO is based in Tokyo with additional offices in Nagoya, Osaka, California and Hong Kong. Founded in 1972, its extensive product portfolio of electronics includes visual processing LSIs. Applications range from the commercial and industrial areas to military and space.

About Dspfactory Dspfactory Ltd., a fabless semiconductor company, is a leading-edge developer of ultra-miniaturized, ultra-low power, software-programmable, digital signal processing (DSP) technology. Dspfactory's mission is to embed its unique technology ubiquitously into a wide range of market applications. Its target markets include hearing aids, headsets, personal digital assistants, personal digital audio players, embedded sensors, baseband wireless devices, cellular telephones, or any other portable, battery-powered DSP-based product where size and power consumption are as important as flexible, advanced software processing capabilities. To support the development and implementation of signal processing software solutions on its technology platforms, Dspfactory also provides a complete set of easy-to-use support tools and services, ranging from software development and testing tools to custom DSP software development and engineering services. For more information, visit


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Richard McClurg
Marketing Communications Manager
Dspfactory Ltd.
611 Kumpf Drive, Unit 200
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2V 1K8
Tel: +1 519 884 9696 Ext. 2283

Dspfactory Ltd.
611 Kumpf Drive, Unit 200
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2V 1K8

Tel: +1 519 884 9696
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