Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

June 21, 2005 07:00 ET

Spectrum Signal Processing Announces Appointment of Mark Briggs as VP of Marketing

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 21, 2005) - Spectrum Signal Processing Inc. (TSX:SSY)(NASDAQ:SSPI) a leading provider of high performance solutions for wireless signal processing, today announced that Mark Briggs has been appointed as Vice President of Marketing and an officer of the company. Mr. Briggs holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University and has held a professional engineering designation since 1991. He earned an MBA from the University of British Columbia in 1995.

Prior to joining Spectrum in 2001, Mr. Briggs worked in product management as Director of Switch Products for the Wireless Messaging Group of Glenayre R&D Inc. More recently he was Spectrum's Director of Marketing responsible for the in-bound and out-bound marketing functions for all product lines. In his new role, he will lead the marketing of Spectrum's software reconfigurable products as well as drive the realization of strategic product direction within the company.

"Mark possesses a unique combination of sound technical skills and product marketing abilities. As the Director of Marketing he has proven himself over the past two years. In his expanded Vice President role Mark will provide us with outstanding marketing leadership," said Pascal Spothelfer, Spectrum's President and CEO.


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.


The statements by Pascal Spothelfer and the above statements contained in this Business Outlook are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. In addition to factors discussed above, among other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: change in business strategy, liquidity and capital resources, reliance on significant customers, inflation and foreign exchange fluctuations, political, business and economic conditions, growth rates of the defense and commercial wireless markets, government budget cycles, changes in customer order patterns, the cost and availability of key components, successful contract negotiations, competitive factors, technology changes, the ability to successfully develop and market new products, the acceptance of new products, pricing pressures, and the ability to grow new defense and commercial wireless business. Readers are referred to Spectrum's assumptions and other risk factors set out in the most current Annual Report filed on Form 20-F with the Securities and Exchange Commission and with the British Columbia Securities Commission. The company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which reflect management's best effort to provide guidance based on all known conditions on the date the statements are made. The company may or may not update these forward-looking statements in the future.

™ flexComm is a trademark of Spectrum Signal Processing Inc.

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