SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 27, 2014--
Inc. (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking™
system on chip (SoC) and Sound
devices, and Sonion A/S, the global leader in micro acoustic and
micro mechanical technologies and solutions for hearing instruments,
in-ear earphones and specialty headsets, today announced a strategic
alliance in which the two parties will cooperate in the development of
MEMS microphones and related technologies for use in a broad range of
hearing applications. InvenSense will bring its extensive MEMS
knowledge, MEMS microphone portfolio and R&D resources to the
partnership. Sonion will contribute with its in depth insight into
development of high performance microphones, R&D resources and its
highly specialized Application Engineering function addressing the
hearing health market. Sonion will have exclusive rights to sell
InvenSense MEMS microphone products into hearing aids for hearing
health. InvenSense will be Sonion’s primary source of MEMS microphone
products and related technologies, while InvenSense will continue to
sell MEMS microphones into other hearing/microphone applications.
“As the demand for MEMS solutions for hearing aids, hearing aid
accessories, assistive listening/alerting and signaling system continues
to rise, this alliance will have the joint benefit of accelerating both
technology and customer access to bring the highest performance MEMS
microphone technology to the hearing aid industry,” said Behrooz Abdi,
President & CEO InvenSense. “We are proud to collaborate with Sonion, a
worldwide market leader in micro acoustic and micromechanical
technologies and solutions for hearing instruments, in-ear earphones and
“By adding MEMS microphones to our already very strong electret
microphone portfolio, we will be in a unique position to support our
customers in the hearing health market. We are impressed with the
technology steps made by InvenSense in their MEMS microphones and we are
excited to start working together. Looking forward, we see great
opportunities for combining the knowledge of Sonion and InvenSense for
making even more attractive MEMS based microphone products,” said Jørn
Mørkeberg, CEO Sonion.
For additional information about the InvenSense Sound and MotionTracking
devices, please visit www.invensense.com
or contact InvenSense Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about Sonion is available at www.sonion.com.
And Sonion Announce Strategic Microphone Development Alliance”
InvenSense Inc. (NYSE: INVN) is the world’s leading provider of MotionTracking™ sensor
system on chip (SoC) and Sound
solutions for consumer electronic devices. The company’s patented InvenSense Fabrication
Platform and patent-pending MotionFusion™ technology
address the emerging needs of many mass-market consumer applications via
improved performance, accuracy, and intuitive motion-, gesture- and
sound-based interfaces. InvenSense technology can be found in consumer
electronic products including smartphones, tablets, wearables, gaming
devices, optical image stabilization, and remote controls for Smart TVs.
The company’s MotionTracking products are also being integrated into a
number of industrial applications. InvenSense is headquartered in San
Jose, California and has offices in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan,
Slovakia, and Wilmington, MA. More information can be found at www.invensense.com.
Sonion is a global leader in micro acoustic and micro mechanical
technologies and solutions for use in hearing instruments, in-ear
earphones and specialty headsets. The company’s product range includes
balanced armature receivers, high performance microphones, telecoils and
a number of micro mechanical components. Sonion employ 3,200 people and
is headquartered in Roskilde, Denmark and has offices in Netherlands,
US, Poland, Switzerland, China, Philippines and Vietnam. More
information can be found at www.sonion.com.
©2014 InvenSense, Inc. All rights reserved. InvenSense, MotionTracking,
MotionProcessing, MotionProcessor, MotionFusion, MotionApps, DMP, AAR,
and the InvenSense logo are trademarks of InvenSense, Inc. Other company
and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with
which they are associated.
Source: InvenSense, Inc.
For InvenSense Press Inquiries, Contact:
Marketing and Business
David Almoslino, 408-501-2278
Marketing and Communications
Sonion Press Inquiries, Contact:
Lilledal, +45 30 67 56 93