EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, December 10 /PRNewswire/ --

- LifeVibes(TM) BlueVoice Software Delivers Crystal-Clear Voice Quality While Allowing Maximum Design Flexibility for State-of-the-art Headsets

NXP Software's LifeVibes(TM) BlueVoice has been incorporated in Sony Ericsson's latest HBH-IS800 headphones. With its extremely small footprint, BlueVoice enables manufacturers to combine highly innovative design with outstanding voice quality and added voice capabilities.

LifeVibes BlueVoice is one of NXP Software's proven, mature range of voice quality solutions, which are implemented in hundreds of millions of handsets, headsets and car-kits worldwide. The software for Bluetooth headsets includes full duplex acoustic echo cancellation, noise suppression, automatic intelligibility improvement for enhanced voice clarity, and microphone and speaker equalization. It also features WhisperMode which ensures an optimal sound level for the other party on a call

Our LifeVibes Voice solutions offer maximum design flexibility, so device makers can come up with truly distinctive products, says Peter Van de Berg, Marketing Director. We are delighted to extend our cooperation with Sony Ericsson for LifeVibes Voice solutions on wireless headsets as design and audio quality become ever more important to consumers.

Demand for wireless headphones is being driven by strong growth in mobile music devices and by consumers opting for the convenience of wire-free listening. Bluetooth headsets sales have almost doubled year-on-year worldwide for the last few years. They are now the 2nd largest segment of the Bluetooth market after mobile handsets. Furthermore, as more countries adopt hands-free driving legislation and music-enabled handsets become increasingly common, sales of Bluetooth headsets (mono and stereo) are expected to continue to grow rapidly to over 100M in 2009 according IMS Research.

About NXP Software

NXP Software is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) with worldwide local sales and support. It specializes in innovative multimedia solutions to help mobile device and consumer electronics manufacturers deliver vibrant, easy-to-enjoy multimedia experiences that truly stand out from the crowd. NXP Software has established strong partnerships with key vendors to ensure optimum flexibility, ease-of-integration and interoperability between hardware and software platforms. Its LifeVibes(TM) software is used in over 500 million mobile devices, making the company the market leader in software solutions for mobile multimedia.

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