Fonix Embedded Speech Solution for Seiko Epson Semiconductor Chips / Quickly Integrate Speech Recognition (SR) and Text-to-Speech (TTS) / Onto the Epson S1C33 Family of Chips

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and TOKYO (ots) - Fonix Corporation (OTC BB: FNIX), an international provider of leading speech interface solutions, announces the Fonix/Epson Embedded Speech Solution for the Seiko Epson S1C33 family of chips. Developers may now allow users to interact with a wide range of consumer electronic devices and appliances -- simply by speaking.

Our embedded speech solution includes both Fonix speaker-independent embedded SR and our TTS family. Our SR provides command-and-control functions that respond to continuous speech. Fonix embedded TTS solutions give developers a more natural-sounding voice, while using low memory and maintaining a highly efficient footprint requirement.

"The real advantage of our Fonix/Epson Embedded Speech Solution is that it considerably decreases time-to-market for our customers delivering innovative speech interface solutions," says D. Lynn Shepherd, vice president, Fonix Product Engineering. "A variety of voice applications developed on the PC can be taken to an Epson-based platform within minutes."

With the Fonix/Epson Embedded Speech Solution, developers can easily integrate SR and TTS onto embedded products such as:

- Automotive multimedia systems

- Mobile phones and smartphones

- PDAs and pagers

- Games and toys

- Data collection devices

- Language learning and assistive devices

- Appliances and other consumer devices

The Fonix/Epson Embedded Speech Solution will be available third quarter 2003 from Fonix. Visit www.fonix.com for an introduction to our complete suite of speech solutions, or contact a Fonix representative at (801) 553-6600 for information.

About Fonix

Fonix Corporation (OTC BB: FNIX) provides speech interface solutions for mobile / wireless devices, computer telephony systems, the assistive market, vehicle telematics, and everyday consumer devices. Leading chip manufacturers, independent software and hardware vendors, and Internet content and service providers incorporate Fonix technology to provide their customers with an easy, convenient, reliable user experience.

Investor contact, Michelle Aamodt, (801) 553-6600, invrel@fonix.com.

Note: The statements released by Fonix Corporation that are not purely historical are forward-looking within the meaning of the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, include statements regarding the Company's expectations, hopes, intentions and strategies for the future. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties that may affect the Company's business prospects and performance. It is important to note that the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Risk factors include general economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors as discussed in the Company's filings with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. The Company does not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements contained in this release.

Fonix is a trademark or registered trademark of Fonix Corporation. Seiko Epson is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation Japan. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Company: Fonix Corporation

Phone: 801-553-6600

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