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Why Apple is taking a bite out of the smart speaker market

By Peter Cooney / June 7, 2017
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PCs existed before the Apple Mac, MP3 players existed before the iPod, and the mobile phone market was already well established by the time the iPhone grabbed people’s attention. Therefore,

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Echo, Echo….. Speech enhancement technologies become increasingly important for voice enabled devices

By Peter Cooney / August 12, 2016
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With the increasing use of voice interfaces there is a need to increase accuracy and improve user experience; speech enhancement technologies are an essential part of the solution, helping to

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The Speaker Market Continues to Boom

By Peter Cooney / May 16, 2016
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The home audio speaker market continues to see significant growth, led by increasing demand for soundbars for use with ever thinner smart TVs and for multi-room speakers as the market

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Has the die been (Google) Cast?

By Peter Cooney / February 4, 2016
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Can Google Cast for Audio revitalize the multi-room audio market? Our thorough review of the multi-room audio market published early 2015 made some sage observations: “We expect that the number

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More than 110 million Wireless Speakers and AV Equipment will Ship in 2016

By Peter Cooney / February 1, 2016
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Headphones, mobile speakers and sound bars key markets Wireless technology has become an essential selling point for home audio devices and is now a common feature of many speakers and

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Home Audio Device Update

By Nathan Bushell / October 7, 2015
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Home Audio Device Market Expected to Grow to $13.5 billion in 2015 The home audio market continues to see significant growth, with some product categories rising rapidly and seeing few

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Multiple Vendors Vie for a Share of the $16 Billion Multi-room Audio Market; Big Opportunities for Tech Vendors too.

By Peter Cooney / April 10, 2015
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The multi-room audio market is forecast to grow rapidly from 2015 to 2020 with total cumulative revenues from 2014 to 2020 of $16 billion. Sonos continues to lead the market

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Home Audio Market Goes from Strength to Strength

By Peter Cooney / April 2, 2015
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Home Audio Market Goes from Strength to Strength – 142 million Devices Expected to Ship in 2020, with Retail Value of $16.1 billion. The market for home audio devices, including

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Broadcom Enter the Multi-Room Audio Space

By Peter Cooney / December 5, 2014
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Broadcom announced yesterday (12/4/14) a new dual-mode Wi-Fi audio SoC for multi-room audio. It enters a market that is growing rapidly but also already served by many competitors, however Broadcom are

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