Pantech Announces Deployment of NXP Software Audio Solution on their Android Smartphones

SEOUL, South Korea, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Pantech announced adoption of Lifevibes SoundExperience solution as part of the multimedia software stack of their Android smartphone devices. LifeVibes is a Trademark of NXP Software.

With LifeVibes SoundExperience solution, users can enjoy their music and movies with an enhanced audio listening experience, including bass, treble, equalizer and 3D surround effect, all available from an intuitive user interface. Effects include enhancements for mono, stereo speakers and headphones. Special audio software enhancements are also provided to maximize the loudness of the device without any increased risk of damaging the speaker(s) of the device.

Already one model is deployed in the US market: the Pantech Discover model, based on a Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset. LifeVibes SoundExperience running on Discover got AT&T approval and the phone is now available on the US market.

"We are getting very positive user feedback on the audio effects and rendering enabled by LifeVibes SoundExperience running on the Pantech Discover", says Gary Cherner, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product planning for Pantech North America, continuing with "Our attention is now turning towards power consumption, and Pantech and NXP Software Engineering are working together to reduce the power consumption down to minimum levels for background music playback using the LPA or Low Power Audio, a Qualcomm chipset capability".

Nicolas Sauvage, Marketing & Sales Director for the OEM Business Line at NXP Software commented: "NXP software is proud to contribute to Pantech's device differentiation with our best-in-class, white-labeled SoundExperience solution, resulting in Pantech customer approval and some remarkably positive user feedback".

About Pantech

Pantech Co., Ltd. is one of Korea's top three mobile handset makers. Pantech has received wide-ranging industry recognition for its innovative handset designs, and has also introduced a significant number of breakthrough technologies in the mobile phone industry. Established in 1991, Pantech collectively has approximately 3,500 employees and 6 regional sales offices worldwide. Visit http://www.pantech.com

About NXP Software

NXP Software is the leading global independent software vendor for mobile voice and multimedia. Through its expertise, consumer insights and partnerships across the mobile eco-system, NXP Software enables the delivery of Premium experience everywhere. Its LifeVibes™ software brings added enjoyment, creativity and differentiation to connected devices. Visit http://www.nxpsoftware.com

SOURCE NXP Software



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