SOURCE: HelloSoft, Inc.

HelloSoft, Inc.

March 02, 2009 14:30 ET

ASUS Licenses HelloSoft's Echo Cancellation Technology for Galaxy Series Mobile Handset Platforms

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - HelloSoft, Inc., a leading provider of VoIP technologies for mobile devices, announced today that ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of 3G total solutions, has licensed HelloSoft's echo cancellation technology for use in ASUS's latest Galaxy series of dual-mode 3G handsets. HelloSoft products enable mobile device manufacturers to design and architect devices that are power-efficient and provide substantial cost benefits.

"HelloSoft's in-depth expertise in Echo Cancellation algorithms has enabled superior quality audio on the Galaxy series of handsets. We believe HelloSoft's technology is a great addition to the ASUS mobile handset product family," said H.C Huang, Vice President, Mobile Division of ASUS. "The HelloSoft team has been very supportive, dedicated and responsive."

ASUS's multiple award-winning mobile devices seamlessly integrate innovative features, intuitive user interfaces and unparalleled aesthetics to enrich users' mobile experiences. ASUS mobile phones have been successfully launched in 20 countries with major operators such as Vodafone, O2, Orange and TIM.

"By providing ASUS with our highly optimized echo cancellation technology for their mobile devices, we have demonstrated the benefits of HelloSoft's software-based echo canceller solution," said Rama Sreeramaneni, HelloSoft's Vice President and General Manager for VoIP. "VoIP is the most essential application for dual-mode devices and HelloSoft's software-based echo cancellation technology ensures the best voice quality at reduced costs for handset manufactures globally."

HelloSoft's products can enable OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufactures to design and architect products that are power-efficient and provide substantial cost benefits. HelloSoft has a range of VoIP, and wireless products to meet the price and performance needs of multiple high-volume markets, including next generation multi-mode devices, IP phones, and ATAs.

About ASUS

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than ten thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company's revenue for 2008 was 8.1 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek's "InfoTech 100", and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. ASUS was also selected by the Wall Street Journal Asia as No.1 in quality and service. For more information, please visit www.asus.com.

About HelloSoft

HelloSoft is the world's leading provider of VoIP Technologies for wireline and wireless devices. The company enables mass deployment of low-cost, power-efficient, fully-featured multi-mode wireline and wireless devices by providing highly optimized RISC-based VoIP software products with superior voice quality, QoS, and efficient call switching specifically designed for next generation end-points. HelloSoft's IMS/VCC stack enables seamless hand-off between cellular and Wi-Fi networks for multi-mode handsets. This comprehensive portfolio of award-winning VoIP products enables OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufacturers to deliver VoIP enabled products with a short time to market schedule.

HelloSoft is headquartered in San Jose, California with an R&D facility in Hyderabad. HelloSoft's customers include leading technology firms such as Toshiba, Wistron NeWeb Corp (WNC), Accton, Panasonic, NeoMagic, Skype and 5V Technologies along with top semiconductor manufacturers Original Device Manufacturers (ODMs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) globally. HelloSoft's partners include Texas Instruments, Intel, Microsoft and Symbian. www.hellosoft.com