Press Release



QSound to Showcase Mobile Audio Solutions
at 3GSM World Congress



Calgary, Alberta - February 23, 2004 -- QSound Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSND), a leading developer of audio, voice and e-commerce software solutions, is demonstrating its mobile audio solutions at this year’s 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France between February 23-26, 2004.

The Company is attending as part of the Intel Solutions Community program which has a booth at the show. The following modules of the microQ product suite will be demonstrated:


  • a state-of-the-art ringtone player that supports all major content formats
  • a digital effects plug-in that includes 3D stereo, reverb & restoration algorithms
  • a 3D positional audio game engine


The Company announced its first microQ design win last week - the Mio 8390(TM) smartphone from MiTAC, based on a joint design by Intel and Microsoft.


About microQ:
microQ is a compact, hardware-independent and highly efficient software audio engine providing functions such as polyphonic ringtones, video game sounds, music playback, digital effects and recording for portable applications, including Internet appliances, hand-held and mobile devices. A low-cost and flexible option for consumer electronics and mobile device manufacturers, MicroQ is inherently modular, scalable and portable. Its core components include a digital audio playback engine, a wavetable synthesis engine with a scalable sample set, and a multi-channel stereo mixer. Additionally, microQ offers a wide range of processes to control frequency response, dynamics and spatial enhancements, as well as full 3D positional audio.


Currently, the Company is implementing Intel’s Mobile MMX instruction set so as to even further optimize the microQ audio engine.


About QSound Labs, Inc.:
Since its inception in 1988, QSound Labs, Inc. has established itself as one of the world's leading audio technology companies. The company has developed proprietary audio solutions that include virtual surround sound, positional audio and stereo enhancement for the consumer electronics, PC/multimedia, Internet and healthcare markets. QSound Labs’ cutting-edge audio technologies create rich 3D audio environments allowing consumers to enjoy stereo surround sound from two, four or 5.1 speaker systems. The company’s customer and partner roster includes Toshiba, Philips, Panasonic, Sharp, Aiwa, and Electronic Arts, among others. To hear 3D audio demos and learn more about QSound, visit our web site at

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995 concerning, among other things, optimization of the microQ engine. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, which could cause actual results, performance or achievements of QSound, or industry results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with acceptance of microQ technology by manufacturers and consumers, additional licensing arrangements, continued growth of the mobile electronics market, dependence on intellectual property, rapid technological change, competition, general economic and business conditions, and other risks detailed from time to time in QSound's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations, projections and opinions of QSound's management, and QSound undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to such forward-looking statements which may be made, for example to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.





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