Lyrtech enables Xilinx Spartan DSP FPGA launch demonstrations at the 2007 Embedded Systems Conference



    QUEBEC CITY, April 5 /CNW/ - Lyrtech Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: LYT), a
worldwide leader in digital signal processing technologies, announced today
that it will design and manufacture development platforms to support Xilinx
digital signal processing solutions. The platforms will feature both the
performance-leading Virtex DSP series and the new Spartan-DSP series of FPGA
devices. Xilinx demonstrations based on the Lyrtech development platform are
available at the Embedded Development Conference, held from April 2-5, booth
724, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
    Xilinx chose Lyrtech to design and manufacture development platforms with
their new-generation FPGA devices aimed at showcasing their solutions and
supplying developers with high-performance, cost-efficient digital signal
processing environments. Lyrtech will complete this project with the
collaboration of Linear Technology Corporation.
    The first in a series of platforms is the Spartan-3A DSP FPGA Development
Platform. This platform uses the new Spartan-3A DSP series of FPGA from the
Xilinx XtremeDSP product line. These devices offer developers great
flexibility, a wide range of peripherals, and a cost-efficient solution to
accelerate the development of their new products. It is ideally suited for
consumer-oriented wireless and multimedia video applications where
cost-effective solutions are essential.
    "Lyrtech, a member of the Xilinx Alliance Program, brings extensive
experience deploying FPGA and DSP platforms, and has a history of working with
Xilinx to deliver cutting-edge development solutions," says Raj Seelam, DSP
Solutions Marketing Manager at Xilinx. "We believe that the results of this
partnership will provide developers with a highly scalable, cost-effective
platform to accelerate development of co-processing applications, while
accessing the price-performance-power advantages of our new
XtremeDSP-optimized devices."
    "This agreement represents an important step forward in our relationship
with Xilinx. It leverages our expertise in DSP-FPGA co-processing that will
lead to profitable solutions for both parties," says Benoit Fleury, Lyrtech's
VP of Sales and Marketing. "With the design and manufacture of
state-of-the-art development platforms incorporating cutting-edge XtremeDSP
technology from Xilinx, Lyrtech is further extending its leadership as a
world-class ODM provider of advanced signal processing solutions."

    About Lyrtech

    Lyrtech develops and manufactures advanced digital signal processing
solutions for companies worldwide, a vital technology to network and wireless
communications, audio and video processing, as well as electronic systems in
all fields of technology. Lyrtech offers a full range of DSP-FPGA development
platforms, as well as design, prototyping, and manufacturing of electronic
products through its Innovator division.
    From the company's state-of-the-art 4,645-m2 (50,000-ft2) facility,
Lyrtech's Innovator division offers prototyping services, new product
introduction services, turnkey assembly, box build assembly, and other
electronic manufacturing services, providing customers with a quality
production run of highly complex products with a fast turnaround.
    Lyrtech works in partnership with industry leaders such as Texas
Instruments, The MathWorks, and Xilinx. Lyrtech's customers include many
prestigious names of the consumer electronics, telecommunications, aerospace,
and defense fields such as BAE Systems, Defence Research and Development
Canada (DRDC), the European Aerospace Defence and Space Company (EADS),
Fujitsu, Harris, ITT, Motorola, Neural Audio, NTT DoCoMo, and Samsung-Thales.
For more information please visit www.lyrtech.com.

    Forward looking Statements

    Certain statements made in this press release regarding Lyrtech's future
operations, expected financial position, future revenues, projected costs,
prospects, plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements, by their nature, necessarily involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Lyrtech considers the
assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based to be
reasonable at the time they were prepared, but cautions that these assumptions
regarding future events, many of which are beyond Lyrtech's control, may
ultimately prove to be incorrect. Factors and risks which could cause actual
results to differ materially from current expectations are discussed in
Lyrtech's annual report for the year ended December 31, 2006. Lyrtech
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements. For additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to
these forward-looking statements, investors should consult Lyrtech's ongoing
filings, including its most recent annual report, found on SEDAR at
www.sedar.com

    The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: Lyrtech Inc.: Miguel Caron, President and Chief
Executive Officer, miguel.caron@lyrtech.com; Alain Landry, Chief Financial
Officer, alain.landry@lyrtech.com, Tel.: (418) 877-4644, www.lyrtech.com;
Investor Relations: Eric Bouchard, The Equicom Group Inc., Tel.: (514)
844-7997, ebouchard@equicomgroup.com

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