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Phitek Partners With Leader In Japanese Electronic Components

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Hosiden Corporation announced as preferred partner for manufacturing Phitek's patented active noise reduction technologies

Auckland, 25 January 2010 - Phitek Systems Limited, the global leader in electro-acoustic technologies, announced today that its Component Technologies Business Unit has certified Hosiden Corporation, a leading Japanese electronics manufacturer, as preferred partner of Phitek Systems' Active Noise Rejection (ANR') technology.

The Component Technologies Business Unit (CTBU) is one of Phitek's new divisions specialising in electro-acoustic and semi-conductor technologies that can be used across various form factors and platforms in mobile music.

Hosiden's Mobile Music customers feature among the biggest, global names in the handset and portable media-player markets.

Dr. Ben Skelton, General Manager of CTBU, says that Phitek is delighted that Hosiden has completed the qualification requirements to become an ANR' preferred partner.

"By obtaining Phitek ANR' Preferred Partner Certification, Hosiden is announcing to Mobile Music original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that it is fully ready to design and manufacture a range of best-in-class noise cancellation products based on Phitek's award-winning ANR' technology," says Skelton.

Today's announcement is the latest step in a wider relationship between Phitek and Hosiden. Hosiden also manufactures Phitek's ANR' Capsules (patented electro-acoustic module technology). These capsules are used by product designers and manufacturers at other companies to develop noise cancellation headphones and earphones with guaranteed performance and scalability in manufacturing.

"We selected Hosiden as our ANR' Capsule manufacturer because we recognised a high level of manufacturing expertise and attention to quality. We're naturally thrilled to formally recognise that Hosiden has reached the highest standards of ANR' product design and manufacture, based on Phitek's components. This partnership and certification means that the market has additional confidence in selecting Phitek ANR'," says Skelton.

Tomohiko Kamimura, Senior Executive Officer of Hosiden Corporation says that completing the qualification requirements of the Phitek ANR' Preferred Partner programme is a natural development.

"Hosiden has long understood the value proposition of ANR'. Understanding this when we started supplying ANR' Capsules to Phitek, we're extremely pleased to now be able to provide complete ANR'-based audio accessories directly to our customers as a Phitek ANR' Preferred Partner," says Kamimura.

"Our customers are some of the largest players in this market, so when we embark upon a new product development with a customer we need to be assured of success in manufacturing as well as in engineering. Phitek ANR 'provides guaranteed performance and low-risk product development and manufacturing, which all enable a confident market launch," says Kamimura.

Hosiden expects to be shipping their first ANR'-based earphone products in early 2010.

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