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Pantech Announces Deployment of NXP Software Audio Solution on their Android Smartphones

February 19, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Pantech announced adoption of Lifevibes SoundExperience solution as part of the
multimedia software stack of their Android smartphone devices. LifeVibes is a Trademark of
NXP Software.

With LifeVibes SoundExperience solution, users can enjoy their music and movies with
an enhanced audio listening experience, including bass, treble, equalizer and 3D surround
effect, all available from an intuitive user interface. Effects include enhancements for
mono, stereo speakers and headphones. Special audio software enhancements are also
provided to maximize the loudness of the device without any increased risk of damaging the
speaker(s) of the device.

Already one model is deployed in the US market: the Pantech Discover model, based on a
Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset. LifeVibes SoundExperience running on Discover got AT&T approval
and the phone is now available on the US market.

“We are getting very positive user feedback on the audio effects and rendering enabled
by LifeVibes SoundExperience running on the Pantech Discover”, says Gary Cherner, Vice
President of Sales, Marketing and Product planning for Pantech North America, continuing
with “Our attention is now turning towards power consumption, and Pantech and NXP Software
Engineering are working together to reduce the power consumption down to minimum levels
for background music playback using the LPA or Low Power Audio, a Qualcomm chipset

Nicolas Sauvage, Marketing & Sales Director for the OEM Business Line at NXP Software
commented: “NXP software is proud to contribute to Pantech’s device differentiation with
our best-in-class, white-labeled SoundExperience solution, resulting in Pantech customer
approval and some remarkably positive user feedback”.

About Pantech

Pantech Co., Ltd. is one of Korea’s top three mobile handset makers. Pantech has
received wide-ranging industry recognition for its innovative handset designs, and has
also introduced a significant number of breakthrough technologies in the mobile phone
industry. Established in 1991, Pantech collectively has approximately 3,500 employees and
6 regional sales offices worldwide. Visit http://www.pantech.com

About NXP Software

NXP Software is the leading global independent software vendor for mobile voice and
multimedia. Through its expertise, consumer insights and partnerships across the mobile
eco-system, NXP Software enables the delivery of Premium experience everywhere. Its
LifeVibes(TM) software brings added enjoyment, creativity and differentiation to connected
devices. Visit http://www.nxpsoftware.com


Source: PR Newswire