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Can You Hear Me Now?

During Q1, I discussed our first significant engagement for a hearable device, and during Q2, I announced that we won that and other hearable designs that are currently scheduled for production during Q4 2017. I am pleased to state we have seen a substantial increase in hearable engagements during the last four weeks. To keep […]

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Win, win, win, and win

This past week, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion at the MindMotion Developer Conference in Shenzhen, China.  Other participants included several semiconductor industry veterans and luminaries, one of whom was the very well respected “father of MCUs in China”, Mr. George Zhou.  The discussion that followed reinforced what we have been promoting […]

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Machine Voice Recognition Becomes More Human

In a typical day, we each probably have dozens (and sometimes many dozens) of conversations.  Part of the natural art of conversation is our ability to speak and listen to a single individual, even when there is background noise such as music playing or other conversations in progress.  We instinctively focus our attention on the […]

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It’s Good to Be Understood – The Always Listening Home

The dream of having a truly “smart” home has finally started to materialize in a meaningful way.  One aspect of the smart home concept which has been severely underestimated until very recently, though, is the emergence of voice-activated systems and their ability to make sense of spoken commands and requests from humans.  Speech is a primary […]

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The Voice…

With apologies to Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera fans, we’re not going to be discussing the latest results from the singing contest reality TV show.  Instead we’re going to talk about the rise of speaking as a convenient and practical way for us to interact with our mobile electronics.  Perhaps the best-known examples today are […]

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EOS Sampling Update

I returned Saturday from another productive trip to Asia, and wanted to take a minute to update you on our EOS sample schedule. Testing is going well, and since we are putting the final touches on the EOS evaluation boards this week, we decided to extend our testing to coincide with that release schedule. I’m […]

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