2/18/2004 - Fonix(R) Corp. (FNIX), a global provider of easy-to-use speech solutions, announces that Electronic Arts (ERTS), the world's leading independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for personal computers and advanced entertainment systems, has licensed Fonix speech solutions for speech recognition within EA game development. Fonix signed a multi-year license agreement with EA to deliver its award-winning voice command solutions for EA games.
"After an extensive review of voice speech interface technology, EA chose Fonix for its speech recognition capabilities to implement into our game development process," said Scott Cronce, CTO for EA. "The Fonix voice command solutions for games will add fun and versatility through voice commands to future EA games."
"We expect the inclusion of Fonix voice command solutions will accelerate current and future game development," said Tim K. Hong, vice president of Fonix Mobile Wireless & Games. "Working with EA to deliver the best voice interface to game developers is a tremendous market opportunity to expand use and exposure for our voice command solutions.
"As voice command becomes more integral to the gaming experience, Fonix and EA will work together to improve game play, producing interactive games that immerse players in increasingly authentic experiences through the use of our speech interface," said Hong.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of $2.5 billion for fiscal 2003. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA GAMES(TM), and EA SPORTS BIG(TM). EA's home page and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
Fonix Corp. provides speech interface solutions for mobile/wireless devices, computer telephony systems, the assistive market, vehicle telematics and everyday consumer devices. Manufacturers and developers incorporate Fonix technology to provide their customers with an easy, convenient, reliable user experience. Visit www.fonix.com for an introduction to Fonix's complete suite of speech solutions, or contact a Fonix representative at 801-553-6600 and say "Sales."
Electronic Arts, EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG and EA GAMES are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft and Xbox are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
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