Voice Activation Development Kit Targets Battery-Powered Devices

Vesper, a developer of advanced acoustic sensors, DSP Group, Inc., a global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, and Sensory, Inc., a developer of voice interface and keyword-detect algorithms, will demonstrate their voice activation development kit for battery-powered devices at CES 2017. The turnkey development platform claims the lowest overall power consumption for far-field,…

NJR, UMC Achieve High-Volume MEMS Microphone Mfg

Hsinchu — New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (New JRC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that the two companies have successfully collaborated to achieve high-volume manufacturing for NJR’s MEMS (micro electro mechanical system) microphone products. Adding UMC’s MEMS manufacturing capabilities to NJR’s Fukuoka and Kawagoe fabs will ensure NJR’s…

Apple Dictates MEMS Microphone Market

El Segundo, Calif. — Revolving around the needs of Apple Inc., the global market for microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphone chips is split into two segments – bare dies and packaged MEMS – that are dominated by two suppliers Knowles Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, reports IHS Technology. U.S.-based Knowles was the biggest supplier of packaged MEMS…