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Technology platforms

With our focus on research and development, we join forces with market leaders to gain new insights into the needs and wants of product users. Our interrelated technology platforms enable our Mobile Consumer Electronics and Specialty Components Segments to develop high-density, cost-efficient solutions to solve your product design challenges.

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MEMS technology

We are the world’s largest supplier of micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS) microphone technology. Our SiSonic™ series was the world’s first surface mount microphone in 2001 to 2002 and is still preferred by most major cell phone brands.

Advanced voice

Advanced voice

Based in auditory neuroscience, Knowles Voice Processing improves the mobile voice experience by dramatically reducing background noise, as well as enhancing speech-based services and audio quality for multimedia.

Always-on VoiceQ

Always-on VoiceQ

VoiceQ is a voice sensing technology that enables dependable, Always-on voice detection for mobile devices. By continuously listening for a configurable command, VoiceQ enables consumers to use their devices by voice alone.

Context awareness

Context awareness

Enabled by Knowles Sensor Fusion technology, context awareness enables accurate determination of a user’s location and environment, via the processing and interpretation of data received from a device’s many sensory inputs.

Software tools

Software tools

AuViD is a visually-guided tool for OEMs to support the easy and efficient integration and tuning of the voice and audio features our voice processors.

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Balanced armature technology

Knowles' balanced armature technology drives all modern hearing aids and the choice for today’s highly personal, portable, in-ear listening experience.

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Condenser microphone technology

Knowles’ advanced microphone capabilities include high-performance hearing instrument microphones and electret condenser microphones for consumer electronics.