Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Motorola Invests in Sonaptic

Motorola made a strategic minority investment in Sonaptic Limited, a start-up developing advanced audio technologies for the mobile device market. The technology creates an immersive, three- dimensional sound environment that can be experienced using the embedded speakers in portable devices or by using standard headphones. The technology is suited to multiple applications including games, user interface enhancement, music and ringtones. Sonaptic's technology is portable and has been especially crafted for the low power, low resource requirements of the mobile device environment.

Sonaptic is based in High Wycombe, UK. This forms part of the second round of investment in the company. In addition to Motorola, the round included further investment from Pentech Ventures, and new investment from ROHM Inc., the leading Japanese semiconductor component manufacturer.

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