Peter Cooney

Peter Cooney is the founder of SAR Insight & Consulting. Peter has been tracking, analyzing and commenting on technology markets for almost 20 years. In that time he has headed practices at a number of leading analyst firms, managing teams of analysts across the world.

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Infineon fosters the adoption of its innovative multilevel Class D audio amplifier technology through an ecosystem of associated partners

Infineon has announced it is building an ecosystem of partners to help drive its MERUS™ class D amplifier into new markets. This particular announcement focuses on a partnership with Eleven Engineering and the use of class D amplifiers in battery-powered speakers. With the touted 1/10 idle power possible with MERUS multilevel switching technology there are […]

Meta acquires Audio Analytic

Meta continues to gobble up interesting tech companies, to help shore up its vison for the metaverse. The latest acquisition of interest to SAR Insight, is Audio Analytic.   Audio Analytic has been at the forefront of the sound detection and recognition technology market, providing tools that enable devices to react to sounds such as glass […]

Why buy four chips if you only need one?

This is an interesting development in TWS sensors, it shows a continuing trend towards sensor integration, primarily to reduce cost but also improve such things as waterproofing. This particular sensor from Azoteq boast touch, wear, docking and force sensing in one component, which usually requires 3 or 4 separate sensors.   SAR Insight’s TWS database shows […]

Hear This: ‘Ear-Worn Computing’ Around the Corner

SAR had an opinion piece published in EE Times this week, full details here.   The article discusses the future of headphones, considering what is next on the horizon, what we and others in the industry are calling Headphone 3.0.  Essentially, we are expected next gen headphones to evolve evermore into ear-worn computers rather than audio […]

Meta acquires Lofelt

Lofelt announced on its website “Lofelt is now embarking on a new adventure, and we will sunset our products on July 7th, 2022”, this was a bit cryptic and left us wondering what is happening here. WSJ announced that Meta has acquired Lofelt, for an undisclosed sum. Now, did Meta purchase Lofelt after it had […]

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