STMICROELECTRONICS is opening a new MEMS microphone testing lab in Taiwan.
The anechoic chamber will be used to test and analyze high-performance audio applications built with ST's MEMS microphones, focusing on all -level audio performance testing from components to modules and systems.
The aim, according to ST, is to ensure smart phones, tablets, notebooks, TVs and remote controls built using its MEMS microphone components have superior recording and sound quality, shorter debugging period, and faster time to market for end applications.
This is driven by the increasing demand for advanced microphone applications in the Greater China region, leading to the company strengthening its local technology and application support.
advanced testing lab facility in Taiwan will allow us to work even more closely with our key customers and partners in the region to optimize the quality of their products at all levels and develop innovative applications with excellent audio performance.”
ST says its investment in the new testing facility confirms its commitment to support the increasing demand for MEMS microphone applications
Equipped with the APx525 Family Audio Analyser from Audio Precision, ST’s new MEMS Microphone Lab in Taiwan complies with the ISO 3744/3745 industrial acoustic standard and environmental noise regulation, as well as Intel’s Speech and Voice Recognition Standard.
According to IHS’ latest report, global MEMS microphone shipments rose by 37 percent year-on-year from 1.9 billion in 2012 to 2.6 billion units in 2013. By 2017, the shipments are forecast to reach 5.4 billion units.