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The world’s highest Signal-to-Noise ratio MEMS microphone

Objective

Natural language voice-controlled user interfaces are evolving fast. The automatic speech recognition systems from e.g. Microsoft and Google already perform as well as humans – assuming that the voice signals can be captured perfectly. Speech capture, especially in complex acoustic environments is the limiting factor in speech recognition. There is a growing need for miniature size, affordable and “human-grade” performance microphones. sensiBel has developed a new, patented microphone technology, that is capable of registering sound waves far beyond the range that microphones in this price class can do today. Our microphones are significantly cheaper and smaller than existing microphones with equivalent performance [i.e. studio microphones], which makes it possible to include high-performance microphone arrays also in e.g. small consumer devices. This opens a multi-billion market opportunity for sensiBel, as the total MEMS microphone market is expected to reach 8 billion units in 2022.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics
  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinator

SENSIBEL AS
Address
Oslo Science Park Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000