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Oct 10th, 2013
Audio Pixels Limited and ICsense enter strategic engagement to support production of digital MEMS based speaker chip
Audio Pixels Holdings Limited (AKP:ASX; OTC:ADPXY), a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and production of MEMS based digital speaker chips, and ICsense, Europe’s largest IC design company specialized in analog, mixed-signal and high-voltage design and supply of custom Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC’s), announced that they have entered into a comprehensive agreement directed to support the production needs of Audio Pixels’ patented low cost micro-electro mechanical (“MEMS”) digital speakers.
“The wealth of knowledge and experience demonstrated by ICsense throughout a rather intense qualification process, provided us with the unwavering confidence that we have selected an ideal partner for our ASIC design needs" said Yuval Cohen, Chief Technology Officer of Audio Pixels. “Additionally, ICsense’s turnkey approach which includes test and manufacturing services, delivers an efficient and cost effective mass-production solution to seamlessly integrate the High-Voltage ASIC driver with our MEMS structure”.
“We are proud that Audio Pixels has selected ICsense to design and supply the high-voltage ASIC for the world’s first digital MEMS speaker. This unique development will benefit from ICsense’s long track record in MEMS ASICs. But at the same time, it will pose exciting challenges, since it combines innovative MEMS technology, high-voltage operation and disruptive speaker performance”, explains Bram De Muer, CEO and co-founder of ICsense. ”We look forward to be part of Audio Pixels’s MEMS digital speakers that will change the way we perceive voice and music on future electronic devices”.
Audio Pixels patented technological platform utilize entirely new techniques to generate sound waves directly from a digital audio stream using low cost micro-electromechanicalstructures (MEMS). This innovation overcomes many of the limitations found in conventional loudspeaker subassemblies thus enabling the production of speaker products that deliver superior sound and electrical performance all in a semiconductor type package that is remarkably compatible with existing and emerging OEM requirements and ambitions for their consumer electronic device designs.
ICsense is a foundry independent IC design company offering advanced IC design services and design and supply ASIC solutions for the consumer, medical, industrial, automotive and aerospace markets. The core business of ICsense is analog, mixed-signal and high-voltage IC design. ICsense has key design expertise in power management, high-efficient DC/DC conversion, HV IC design, drivers, MEMS, sensor and actuator interfacing, ADC-DAC, timing circuits and ultra low power design. ICsense is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. http://www.icsense.com
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