Press Release



QSound's microQ™ Technology Offered for Next-Generation Intel® XScale® Technology



BARCELONA, SPAIN: FEBRUARY 14, 2006 – QSound Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSND), a leading developer of audio and voice software solutions, is pleased to announce that its microQ technology will be offered for the next generation Intel® XScale® applications processor.


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 hand-held and mobile devices. Its core components include a digital audio playback engine, a wavetable synthesiser with a scalable sample set, and a multi-channel stereo mixer. It also offers a wide range of processes to control frequency response, dynamics and spatial enhancements, as well as full 3D positional audio.


"QSound’s microQ technology provides the next generation Intel® XScale® application processor platform with advanced audio capabilities that can offer our customers the audio functionality and quality they require for more marketable hand held devices," said Gary Forni, Director of Handheld Platform Software Enabling, Intel Mobility Group.


"We are pleased to continue our relationship with Intel by offering microQ on the next generation Intel XScale application processor," said David Gallagher, President and CEO, QSound Labs. "This combination is well suited for the growing trend towards multimedia on mobile devices."


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 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 and up to 7.1 speaker systems. The company’s customer and partner roster includes Toshiba, Philips, Sanyo and RealNetworks 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, distribution of microQ-enabled mobile phones, and anticipation of continuing adoption of microQ in the mobile marketplace. 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 continued licensing and use of microQ, acceptance of microQ by OEM’s, ODM’s and consumers, continued growth of the mobile devices 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 SEC. 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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