Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc. Joins the Texas Instruments Third Party Network to Extend Spatializer Vi.B.E.(TM)

eXpressDSP-compliant Spatializer Vi.B.E. Bass Enhancement to Focus on Portable

And Home Entertainment Applications



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- To
 significantly expand its market presence and to extend the power of the
 digital signal processor (DSP) in portable and home entertainment devices,
 Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   SPAZ) today announced
 that it joined the Texas Instruments Third Party Network.  Spatializer
 Vi.B.E.(TM) software is now available for immediate off-the-shelf
 implementation on the programmable TI TMS320C54x(TM) DSP family for portable
 and home entertainment devices that benefit through enhanced stereophonic
 headphone or speaker enhancement.  (See www.spatializer.com)
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010108/LAM025LOGO-b )
     Spatializer Vi.B.E. is a comprehensive and cost effective audio
 enhancement solution designed to tap and enhance the power of the digital
 signal processor.  It provides a dramatic bass enhancement experience through
 even the most inexpensive "frequency response challenged" speakers or
 headphones.  It also uses Spatializer's proprietary psycho-acoustic and
 harmonics techniques to generate the impression of realistic bass frequencies
 that would ordinarily be difficult to discern in small PC, laptop or portable
 headphone devices.  The scalable architecture allows maximum flexibility,
 requiring only a small fraction of available MIPS and memory while still
 providing the highest possible audio enhancements, resulting in a richer and
 warmer listening experience for the consumer.  Spatializer Vi.B.E. provides
 opportunities for the OEM to significantly upgrade the audio quality of
 portable MP3 players, smart phones, car audio, Internet appliances, portable
 CD players, televisions, home stereos, headphones and boom boxes, among
 others.
     Randy Roscoe, Spatializer's vice president, Sales and Marketing points out
 that Spatializer Vi.B.E. delivers high quality audio through low cost digital
 audio devices that until now was thought to be impossible.
     "Imagine low cost headphones that sound like they have a minimum frequency
 response of headphones costing two or three times more," says Roscoe.
 "Imagine having this without significantly sacrificing your battery life.
 Imagine the manufacturer being able to provide and promote a branded, value-
 added feature respected worldwide to differentiate its product.  Imagine a
 musical richness and presence once reserved for audiophile quality and you
 will appreciate the magnitude of audio enhancement we're offering to customers
 of the power-efficient TMS320C54X family.  We believe that TI has taken
 significant steps in establishing a world-class digital audio product
 portfolio -- and we're excited to be working with them."
     Texas Instruments recently awarded eXpressDSP compliance status to
 Spatializer Vi.B.E.  The Compliance Testing Program identifies interoperable
 components that comply to the TMS320(TM) DSP Algorithm Standard.  When
 customers use products that pass compliance testing, they are assured that the
 product will be interoperable, thus helping to speed integration time for each
 stage of the code development cycle.
     eXpressDSP Real-Time Software Technology is a premier, open software
 environment for Texas Instruments DSPs, consisting of powerful, integrated
 development tools, a real-time kernel; standards for application
 interoperability; and the world's largest DSP third-party network, along with
 code generation, simulation and debugging technologies.  It is designed to
 reduce development time well above 50 percent, depending on the application,
 and to give DSP end-users "make vs. buy" choices for DSP algorithms, or simply
 to make it easier to mix and match algorithms they have developed internally.
     "Working with Texas Instruments as part of their DSP Third Party Program
 -- and now having received certification that our Spatializer Vi.B.E. software
 is eXpressDSP compliant -- demonstrates the type of long term relationship
 building that we believe will drive our future, long-term growth," says Henry
 R. Mandell, chairman and chief executive officer of Spatializer Audio
 Laboratories Inc.  "Our strategy at Spatializer is to provide easily
 implemented, turn-key audio enhancement solutions to OEMs around the world
 that elevate the consumer's satisfaction while providing bottom line building
 benefits to the OEM ... and we intend to extend that with eXpressDSP and
 through the TI DSP Third Party Program."
     "We developed eXpressDSP to ease DSP development for new internet-enabled
 applications, such as the portable and home entertainment solutions offered by
 Spatializer," says John Schanzenbach, TI's eXpressDSP platform manager.
 "Using the eXpressDSP-compliant Spatializer Vi.B.E. algorithm with our
 programmable TMS320C5000 DSP platform will ensure delivery of natural sound to
 the consumer."
     Mandell asserts, "If one accepts that we are in the midst of a digital
 audio revolution, then Texas Instruments is one of its greatest
 revolutionaries.  Rarely have we had the opportunity to so closely share a
 vision as we do with TI.  Today, we have moved beyond the basics of audio
 quality and beyond simple fidelity of sound reproduction.  We are now capable
 of virtually capturing and recording live sound in its natural state."
     Mandell explains that the challenge is no longer how to capture sound but
 how to reproduce it's fidelity as precisely and accurately as the captured
 original.  He says that TI is meeting this challenge with their TMS320C54X
 programmable DSPs.
     "OEM design engineers now have two options in delivering natural sound to
 the consumer," Mandell says.  "There's the hard way ... or the easy way: They
 either design around expensive discrete analog chips ... or they take
 advantage of the power of the DSP by specifying psycho-acoustic software audio
 algorithms from Spatializer.  In today's competitive environment, TI DSPs
 combined with Spatializer soft audio solutions provides the edge on price,
 flexibility, ease of implementation and total quality listening experience."
     The Texas Instruments DSP Third Party Program is the most extensive
 collection of DSP development support in the industry.  More than 400
 independent companies and consultants provide products, including development
 boards, operating systems, software algorithms, function libraries and system
 consulting services around the world.  One exciting sign of TI's real-time
 advantage is the large and growing network of third-party systems developers
 who've chosen to build their businesses around TI DSPs.  These third-party
 products offer a broad range of application software, development hardware and
 software, and consulting services, products and tools that help customers
 accelerate their development efforts and cut time-to-market.
 
     About Spatializer
     Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc. is a leading developer, licensor and
 marketer of next-generation technologies for the consumer electronics,
 computing and entertainment industries.  The company's advanced audio
 technology is incorporated into consumer electronics audio, video and DVD
 products from global brand leaders including Toshiba, JVC, Panasonic, Hitachi,
 Samsung, Acer, Sharp, Sanyo, LG, Zenith and Proton, in PC multimedia systems
 and peripherals from Apple and Labtec, in silicon from Matsushita, New Japan
 Radio Corporation, Texas Instruments, Zoran, Motorola, C-Cube, Tvia, VM Labs,
 LinkUp and Acer Laboratories Inc., and in software compatible with MP3 players
 such as WinAmp and embedded with RISC cores from MIPS Technologies.
 Spatializer stock is traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol: SPAZ.
 The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with marketing offices in
 Tokyo, Japan.  Further information may be obtained from the company's web
 site, www.spatializer.com, Spatializer's SEC filings, and by contacting the
 company's Investor Relations Department toll-free at 888-825-0743 or by
 writing to spaz@mdcgroup.com.
 
     Safe Harbor Act Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995:  Certain information in this background news release, including
 the comments by Messrs. Mandell and Roscoe in this press release are forward
 looking statements that are based on management's belief, as well as
 assumptions made by, and information currently available to management.  While
 the company believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable
 assumptions, there can be no assurances that the company's financial goals
 will be realized.  Numerous uncertainties and risk factors may affect the
 company's actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those
 expressed in forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company.
 These uncertainties and risk factors include, but are not limited to the
 continued need for additional capital, dependence on new technology and
 intellectual property, dependence on the PC and consumer electronics
 industries, dependence on product shipments of third-party licensees,
 competition and pricing pressures, and other risks detailed from time to time
 in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
     NOTE:  Desper Products Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spatializer
 Audio Laboratories Inc.  Spatializer Vi.B.E.(TM) is a trademark and
 Spatializer(R) is a registered trademark of Desper Products Inc.
 TMS320C54X(TM) and eXpressDSP(TM) are trademarks of Texas Instruments.  All
 other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X39177278
 
 

SOURCE Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- To
 significantly expand its market presence and to extend the power of the
 digital signal processor (DSP) in portable and home entertainment devices,
 Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   SPAZ) today announced
 that it joined the Texas Instruments Third Party Network.  Spatializer
 Vi.B.E.(TM) software is now available for immediate off-the-shelf
 implementation on the programmable TI TMS320C54x(TM) DSP family for portable
 and home entertainment devices that benefit through enhanced stereophonic
 headphone or speaker enhancement.  (See www.spatializer.com)
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010108/LAM025LOGO-b )
     Spatializer Vi.B.E. is a comprehensive and cost effective audio
 enhancement solution designed to tap and enhance the power of the digital
 signal processor.  It provides a dramatic bass enhancement experience through
 even the most inexpensive "frequency response challenged" speakers or
 headphones.  It also uses Spatializer's proprietary psycho-acoustic and
 harmonics techniques to generate the impression of realistic bass frequencies
 that would ordinarily be difficult to discern in small PC, laptop or portable
 headphone devices.  The scalable architecture allows maximum flexibility,
 requiring only a small fraction of available MIPS and memory while still
 providing the highest possible audio enhancements, resulting in a richer and
 warmer listening experience for the consumer.  Spatializer Vi.B.E. provides
 opportunities for the OEM to significantly upgrade the audio quality of
 portable MP3 players, smart phones, car audio, Internet appliances, portable
 CD players, televisions, home stereos, headphones and boom boxes, among
 others.
     Randy Roscoe, Spatializer's vice president, Sales and Marketing points out
 that Spatializer Vi.B.E. delivers high quality audio through low cost digital
 audio devices that until now was thought to be impossible.
     "Imagine low cost headphones that sound like they have a minimum frequency
 response of headphones costing two or three times more," says Roscoe.
 "Imagine having this without significantly sacrificing your battery life.
 Imagine the manufacturer being able to provide and promote a branded, value-
 added feature respected worldwide to differentiate its product.  Imagine a
 musical richness and presence once reserved for audiophile quality and you
 will appreciate the magnitude of audio enhancement we're offering to customers
 of the power-efficient TMS320C54X family.  We believe that TI has taken
 significant steps in establishing a world-class digital audio product
 portfolio -- and we're excited to be working with them."
     Texas Instruments recently awarded eXpressDSP compliance status to
 Spatializer Vi.B.E.  The Compliance Testing Program identifies interoperable
 components that comply to the TMS320(TM) DSP Algorithm Standard.  When
 customers use products that pass compliance testing, they are assured that the
 product will be interoperable, thus helping to speed integration time for each
 stage of the code development cycle.
     eXpressDSP Real-Time Software Technology is a premier, open software
 environment for Texas Instruments DSPs, consisting of powerful, integrated
 development tools, a real-time kernel; standards for application
 interoperability; and the world's largest DSP third-party network, along with
 code generation, simulation and debugging technologies.  It is designed to
 reduce development time well above 50 percent, depending on the application,
 and to give DSP end-users "make vs. buy" choices for DSP algorithms, or simply
 to make it easier to mix and match algorithms they have developed internally.
     "Working with Texas Instruments as part of their DSP Third Party Program
 -- and now having received certification that our Spatializer Vi.B.E. software
 is eXpressDSP compliant -- demonstrates the type of long term relationship
 building that we believe will drive our future, long-term growth," says Henry
 R. Mandell, chairman and chief executive officer of Spatializer Audio
 Laboratories Inc.  "Our strategy at Spatializer is to provide easily
 implemented, turn-key audio enhancement solutions to OEMs around the world
 that elevate the consumer's satisfaction while providing bottom line building
 benefits to the OEM ... and we intend to extend that with eXpressDSP and
 through the TI DSP Third Party Program."
     "We developed eXpressDSP to ease DSP development for new internet-enabled
 applications, such as the portable and home entertainment solutions offered by
 Spatializer," says John Schanzenbach, TI's eXpressDSP platform manager.
 "Using the eXpressDSP-compliant Spatializer Vi.B.E. algorithm with our
 programmable TMS320C5000 DSP platform will ensure delivery of natural sound to
 the consumer."
     Mandell asserts, "If one accepts that we are in the midst of a digital
 audio revolution, then Texas Instruments is one of its greatest
 revolutionaries.  Rarely have we had the opportunity to so closely share a
 vision as we do with TI.  Today, we have moved beyond the basics of audio
 quality and beyond simple fidelity of sound reproduction.  We are now capable
 of virtually capturing and recording live sound in its natural state."
     Mandell explains that the challenge is no longer how to capture sound but
 how to reproduce it's fidelity as precisely and accurately as the captured
 original.  He says that TI is meeting this challenge with their TMS320C54X
 programmable DSPs.
     "OEM design engineers now have two options in delivering natural sound to
 the consumer," Mandell says.  "There's the hard way ... or the easy way: They
 either design around expensive discrete analog chips ... or they take
 advantage of the power of the DSP by specifying psycho-acoustic software audio
 algorithms from Spatializer.  In today's competitive environment, TI DSPs
 combined with Spatializer soft audio solutions provides the edge on price,
 flexibility, ease of implementation and total quality listening experience."
     The Texas Instruments DSP Third Party Program is the most extensive
 collection of DSP development support in the industry.  More than 400
 independent companies and consultants provide products, including development
 boards, operating systems, software algorithms, function libraries and system
 consulting services around the world.  One exciting sign of TI's real-time
 advantage is the large and growing network of third-party systems developers
 who've chosen to build their businesses around TI DSPs.  These third-party
 products offer a broad range of application software, development hardware and
 software, and consulting services, products and tools that help customers
 accelerate their development efforts and cut time-to-market.
 
     About Spatializer
     Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc. is a leading developer, licensor and
 marketer of next-generation technologies for the consumer electronics,
 computing and entertainment industries.  The company's advanced audio
 technology is incorporated into consumer electronics audio, video and DVD
 products from global brand leaders including Toshiba, JVC, Panasonic, Hitachi,
 Samsung, Acer, Sharp, Sanyo, LG, Zenith and Proton, in PC multimedia systems
 and peripherals from Apple and Labtec, in silicon from Matsushita, New Japan
 Radio Corporation, Texas Instruments, Zoran, Motorola, C-Cube, Tvia, VM Labs,
 LinkUp and Acer Laboratories Inc., and in software compatible with MP3 players
 such as WinAmp and embedded with RISC cores from MIPS Technologies.
 Spatializer stock is traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol: SPAZ.
 The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with marketing offices in
 Tokyo, Japan.  Further information may be obtained from the company's web
 site, www.spatializer.com, Spatializer's SEC filings, and by contacting the
 company's Investor Relations Department toll-free at 888-825-0743 or by
 writing to spaz@mdcgroup.com.
 
     Safe Harbor Act Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995:  Certain information in this background news release, including
 the comments by Messrs. Mandell and Roscoe in this press release are forward
 looking statements that are based on management's belief, as well as
 assumptions made by, and information currently available to management.  While
 the company believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable
 assumptions, there can be no assurances that the company's financial goals
 will be realized.  Numerous uncertainties and risk factors may affect the
 company's actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those
 expressed in forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company.
 These uncertainties and risk factors include, but are not limited to the
 continued need for additional capital, dependence on new technology and
 intellectual property, dependence on the PC and consumer electronics
 industries, dependence on product shipments of third-party licensees,
 competition and pricing pressures, and other risks detailed from time to time
 in the company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
     NOTE:  Desper Products Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spatializer
 Audio Laboratories Inc.  Spatializer Vi.B.E.(TM) is a trademark and
 Spatializer(R) is a registered trademark of Desper Products Inc.
 TMS320C54X(TM) and eXpressDSP(TM) are trademarks of Texas Instruments.  All
 other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X39177278
 
 SOURCE  Spatializer Audio Laboratories Inc.