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E-TEN Information Systems Licenses QSound Labs' microQ™ for its Pocket PC Phone Edition Product Line



microQ to Ship in E-TEN's New Pocket PC Phone Edition Product Line Beginning with the E-TEN M500



Calgary, Alberta - January 18, 2005 - QSound Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSND), a leading developer of audio and voice software solutions, today announced a licensing agreement with E-TEN Information Systems Co., Ltd., a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of mobile devices, for the microQ Synthesizer Engine. E-TEN plans to integrate QSound's microQ technology into its new line of Pocket PC Phone Edition devices. The first E-TEN product to incorporate microQ is the E-TEN M500, which features a 400MHz Samsung S3C 2440 processor, 130MB user accessible memory, 2.8" color touchscreen TFT LCD, built-in 1.3 megapixels camera functionality and integrated quad-band GSM/GPRS, Bluetooth and IrDA wireless. Running Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition for Pocket PC Phone Edition operating system, the E-TEN M500 was recently launched and will be available worldwide.


"E-TEN's pioneering spirit has helped it achieve substantial success in the mobile device marketplace," said Mr. Wayne Ma, President, E-TEN Information Systems. "Our products deserve a superior audio solution and microQ provides it, setting our product line above the ordinary and offering our customers the audio quality they demand."


"As software solutions become more prevalent in the mobile devices marketplace we believe that microQ's continued acceptance by industry leading OEMs such as E-TEN, provides a foundation for optimism for the future," said David Gallagher, President and CEO of QSound Labs.


About E-TEN Information Systems
VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators.


Founded in 1985, E-TEN built the first Chinese language input system for DOS based computers, thereby introducing the personal computer revolution to the Chinese language. The E-TEN system went on to become a foundation of the internationally recognized Big5 Chinese character coding standard. With a background in software and data management, information appliances (IAs) and personal digital assistants (PDAs) were a natural market for E-TEN to pursue. By the middle of the 90's E-TEN was the undisputed leader of the Chinese language based PDA/IA market.


E-TEN released its first Pocket PC based PDA, E-TEN P600, in the year 2001 and then P700 and P300 in 2003. They were all huge success and big hits to European and Asian market. Now, with the birth of the newly developed E-TEN M500, E-TEN is sharing the fruits of its technological genius with the world. E-TEN welcomes all interested parties to please contact it to discuss ODM/OEM requirements and distribution partnership for the Pocket PC based PDA products. For more information, please visit company web site at


About QSound Labs, Inc.:
Since its inception in 1988, QSound Labs, Inc. has established itself as one of the worlds' leading audio technology companies. The company has developed proprietary audio solutions that include virtual surround sound, positional audio and stereo enhancement for the mobile devices, consumer electronics, PC/multimedia, and Internet markets. QSound Labs' cutting-edge audio technologies create rich 3D audio environments allowing consumers to enjoy stereo surround sound from two, four, or up to 7.1 speaker systems. The company's customer and partner roster includes Broadcom, Qualcomm, Vodafone, PacketVideo, 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





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