Embedded voice and audio semiconductor supplier, XMOS, has signed a distribution deal with Weikeng, serving China and Taiwan.
The distributor specialises in consumer electronics including smart speakers, TV and TV accessories.
According to XMOS, the partnership underlines the increase in demand for voice-activated control of electronic devices, and brings together the former’s far-field voice interfaces with Weikeng’s distribution reach for the connected home market.
Stan Chi, president and COO at Weikeng said: “Voice user interface (VUI) is becoming mainstream in key market segments including consumer electronics, commercial conferencing, and emerging automotive applications”.
XMOS’ VocalFusion portfolio uses cloud-based speech recognition system or local application processor in circular microphone arrays for smart speakers and “centre of room” implementations, linear microphone arrays for “edge of room” devices with stereo-AEC kits for smart TVs, soundbars, set-top boxes and digital media adapters and mono-AEC kits for smart home devices such control panels and washing machines.