Parthus launches the MediaStream- a fully programmable Internet-Audio Platform to power a wide array of audio applications from speech recognition to MP3 enabled portable players and mobile phones

San Jose, July 19, 2000 - Parthus Technologies plc
(Nasdaq: PRTH; LSE: PRH), a leading developer of semiconductor
intellectual property for the Mobile-Internet market, today launched its
MediaStream Platform - a truly versatile Internet-Audio Platform to power
a wide array of applications from MP3 portable players and cellphones, to
speech recognition for mobile devices.

Internet-Audio has emerged as one of the hottest Internet
technologies allowing users to download music and other content from the
Internet and play it at anytime, anywhere. Moreover, Internet-Audio
applications are expected to pervade mobile phones, PDAs, Set-Top boxes
PCs and so forth. Next generation Internet-Audio applications are not
merely limited to music with talking books, talking emails/messages,
movies, etc.

“One of the hottest new uses of the Internet is music
download, transforming in the process, the music distribution industry.
There are tremendous opportunities for those companies that get products
to market first, which alongside MediaStream's ultra low power
requirements, programmability, and surround-sound effects are the key
advantages of MediaStream Platform