Wearable Devices

TITAN’s first haptic motor packs a big punch in a small size

By Peter Cooney / April 5, 2022
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For those that don’t know, Titan Haptics is the new business unit of Nanoport, launched last year to own and market all the haptics products and operate as a separate brand. Nanoport also provides other products such as magnetic connectors.   Titan Haptics’ main product is its Linear Magnetic Rams (LMRs) haptic actuator. This particular press […]

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Syntiant raises $55 million, ships 20 million+ chips

By Peter Cooney / April 4, 2022
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Syntiant is a start-up company founded in 2017 focusing on developing always on, machine learning based processor solutions.  Investors for Syntiant includes a whole spectrum of tech industry companies such as Amazon, Bosch, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, and Renasas and more.  The NDP100 chip (NDP = Neural Decision Processor), from Syntiant achieves industry leading ultra-low power […]

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Yamaha launches TW-E5B wireless earbuds

By Peter Cooney / March 16, 2022
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Yamaha decided to release their new headphones on World Hearing Day. This falls in line with Yamaha’s “Thinking About Hearing Health” campaign. The campaign highlights how listening to loud music over prolonged periods of time will damage hearing.   Yamaha re-entered the headphone market in 2019. All their TWS earbuds released since then have incorporated Yamaha’s […]

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Rumours develop over Apple’s VR and AR headsets

By Joe Murray / March 9, 2022
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Rumours have been flying around about the release of Apples’ VR, and AR headsets. Rumours suggest that the new VR headsets will feature Micro OLED displays which may even be capable of an 8K resolution. The new headsets are set to be announced during Apple’s annual event in 2022.   Current market leaders in include Meta […]

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Patent published for piezo MEMS microphone by AAC Technologies 

By Peter Cooney / March 9, 2022
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This piezo MEMS Microphone patent was filed back in 2020 and was granted 1 March 2022. “The invention provides a piezoelectric micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) microphone includes a base with a cavity and a piezoelectric diaphragm arranged on the base.” Right now, this appears to be the only significant competitor device to Vesper MEMS products.   Whether […]

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Sonova completes acquisition of the Sennheiser Consumer Division and forms a new business

By Peter Cooney / March 9, 2022
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Sonova is one of the largest suppliers of medical hearing aid devices globally and the latest news about the acquisition of Sennheiser’s consumer division is quite interesting in several aspects.  Sonova has quite a dominant position in medical grade hearing aids devices but they are not consumer friendly, in the sense that Sonova heading aids […]

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