VIA and QSound Labs Team Up

VIA and QSound Labs, Inc. Bring Superior Sound Systems to Windows Vista

VIA Vinyl Audio and QSound’s QHD enhanced audio capabilities to reach growing Windows PC market

Taipei, Taiwan, and Calgary, Canada, 24 September 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator of high performance audio silicon, and QSound Labs, Inc., a leading technology developer of audio and voice software solutions, today announced the delivery of a superior sound system for Windows Vista based multimedia, personal and laptop computers. QSound’s QHD technology is now available on VIA Vinyl High Definition Audio codecs and controllers.

VIA’s advanced codecs and controllers combined with QSound’s QHD technology enable consumers to experience high definition audio the way it should be heard with content like movies, music, games and even TV programs. Powered by VIA Vinyl Audio hardware, QSound QHD combines several audio technologies to deliver a top quality audio experience while still addressing the unique demands of multi-format audio playback typical of a multimedia-rich device such as a PC. Small speakers found in today’s computers will now sound significantly larger and richer with a more natural intensity regardless of the source of the content.

“VIA delivers a broad range of world class PC silicon solutions for the international PC and multimedia computer market and our combined technologies provide the consumer with an unmatched audio quality experience,” said David Gallagher President and Chief Executive Officer of QSound Labs Inc. “We are very pleased to be enhancing the Vista audio experience by working closely with a strong Windows partner like VIA.”...

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