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QSound Presents at ARM Developer Conference
(Santa Clara, California, USA)



John Mortimer, senior software developer with QSound Labs Inc., joined ARM and its technology and tool partners from around the world at the key industry event for developers of ARM powered solutions in Santa Clara, CA. John’s presentation, entitled “Software Optimizations for Audio Processing on ARM Platforms,” demonstrated a variety of optimization techniques to help developers fully utilize the ARM architecture for audio processing applications. He provided an in-depth look at the application and benefits of these techniques including C++ and ARM assembly examples.

John Mortimer has specialized in embedded systems and microprocessor architecture for the past 8 years and this experience is complemented by 10 years of experience working in professional audio. John is also an avid musician. He received his Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada, with a specialization in embedded systems and digital signal processing (DSP). John also participates in a variety of industry working groups, including the MMA (MIDI Members Association), Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IASIG), and the Khronos Group which is a member-funded industry consortium focused on the creation of open standard APIs to enable the authoring and playback of dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices.

ARM designs technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from mobile phones and digital cameras to games consoles and automotive systems. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company's broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. On September 6th, 2006, ARM and QSound Labs Inc. announced that they entered into an agreement with ARM on a strategic collaboration to bring industry-leading MIDI synthesis, 3D spatialization, stereo enhancement and 3D positional audio solutions to the wireless market.





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