Akustica lets your cell phone tell you it feels used. The fabless semiconductor company develops audio system-on-a-chip products used in sound capture and reproduction for automotive, cell phone, computer, imaging, and medical applications. Its Sensory Silicon chips -- based on MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) technology licensed from Carnegie Mellon University -- allow electronic devices to hear, speak, and sense through acoustic membranes and other sensor structures. The company touts its digital microphones as immune to radio-frequency and electromagnetic interference, an important consideration as wireless communications products proliferate. Bosch's North American unit acquired Akustica in 2009.
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