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Spirit DSP, ARM Team

MOSCOW -- SPIRIT DSP, a leading provider of embedded voice and audio software engines, and ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] announced today a strategic partnership to deliver outstanding multimedia performance to mobile digital audio and voice devices. SPIRIT’s highly-optimized software audio and voice engines now run on the ARM® AudioDE™ audio processor, delivering exceptionally low power consumption.

SPIRIT, a member of the ARM Connected Community, has been chosen by ARM as a preferred software Partner to provide outstanding performance and efficiency to media players and voice-enabled consumer electronic devices. SPIRIT is working with ARM to port and optimize SPIRIT’s wide codec portfolio to the ARM AudioDE data engine. Under the agreement, ARM will actively promote SPIRIT audio and voice software solutions to ARM Partners, OEMs and processor vendors worldwide.

“With today’s growing consumer entertainment and communication demands, high-performance, compact, multimedia-rich devices with long battery life have become critical,” said Andrew Sviridenko, chairman, SPIRIT DSP. “ARM is the architecture of choice for the mobile device market. SPIRIT’s collaboration with ARM benefits OEMs whose consumer electronic products require long battery life, as well as excellent audio and voice quality for superior entertainment and performance. With ARM’s unique offerings in OptimoDE™ data engines and AudioDE audio processors, the media and mobile industries can now vastly improve the end-user experience.”

“SPIRIT’s power efficient software solutions, combined with the ARM AudioDE audio processor will enable consumer electronics manufacturers to bring compelling, next-generation multimedia products to market quickly and with low risk,” said Dr. Tom Cronk, general manager, Data Engines, ARM. “SPIRIT and ARM share a common dedication to pioneering technologies that help maintain competitive advantage and leverage advanced efficiency for mobile audio and voice applications.”

Spirit Corp.

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