Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.
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Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

September 01, 2005 09:30 ET

French Ministry of the Interior Selects Spectrum Signal Processing's flexComm SDR-3002 Platform for Homeland Defense Application

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 1, 2005) - Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. (TSX:SSY)(NASDAQ:SSPI), today announced it will provide software defined radio technology, training and support services to the French Ministry of the Interior for the development of a new communications platform for a homeland security application.

"Spectrum will provide a turn-key solution that allows our organization to immediately begin our application development rather than spend valuable time and resources building a base development system," said a senior official at the French Ministry of the Interior. "Spectrum's ability to provide extensive hands-on training and on-site technical support in our native French language also represents a significant benefit. This enables our project team to ramp up quickly and to reduce the hardware configuration and software operation learning curves of our engineers."

"This contract reaffirms Spectrum's leadership in the software defined radio market," said Dan Simard, Managing Director of Spectrum Signal Processing (UK) Limited. "Spectrum offers a comprehensive portfolio of software defined radio solutions that includes hardware systems, software, support and services. The French Ministry of the Interior will reduce their technological risk, cost and time to delivery by leveraging our product offering and experience developing, demonstrating and deploying software defined radio technologies internationally."

Spectrum is a leading provider of integrated commercial-off-the-shelf software defined radio platforms that include a high performance signal processing system, a comprehensive software stack and a complete suite of development tools with application data flows and system examples. For more information on Spectrum's software defined radio solutions, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com/products.

ABOUT THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR

The French Ministry of the Interior has responsibility for the National Police, National Gendarmerie, Emergency Preparedness and all matters related to internal security within France.

ABOUT SPECTRUM SIGNAL PROCESSING INC.

Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. (TSX:SSY)(NASDAQ:SSPI) is a leading supplier of software defined platforms for defense electronics applications. Spectrum's products and services are optimized for military communications, signals intelligence, surveillance, electronic warfare and satellite communications applications. Spectrum's integrated, application-ready products provide its customers with compelling time-to-market and performance advantages while mitigating program risk and cost parameters. Spectrum Signal Processing (USA) Inc., based in Columbia, MD, provides application engineering services and modified commercial-off-the-shelf platforms to the US Government, its allies and its prime contractors. For more information on Spectrum and its flexComm product line, please visit www.spectrumsignal.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING SAFE HARBOUR STATEMENT

This news release contains forward-looking statements related to sales of the Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. flexComm product line. Although Spectrum has received orders for shipping flexComm product, development delays and customer issues could delay shipments. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the timely development and acceptance of Spectrum's new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, availability of components, changing market conditions and the other risks detailed from time to time in other company filings. Actual results may differ materially from those projected. These forward-looking statements represent the company's judgment as of the date of this release and Spectrum may or may not update these forward-looking statements in the future. Readers are referred to Spectrum's assumptions and risk factors set out in the most current Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the British Columbia Securities Commission.

™ flexComm is a trademark of Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

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