Exotic New Silicon-Based Speakers Are Coming to Next-Generation Earbuds

MEMS speakers design wins are starting to accelerate, and the technology is being recognised by more media outlets. Recently I was invited to help WSJ journalist Christopher Mims with an article discussing the market, highlighting two vendors xMEMS and uSound.

Here are some of the quotes from me, for more details please view the full article here: Exotic New Silicon-Based Speakers Are Coming to Next-Generation Earbuds – WSJ

“Peter Cooney, founder of SAR Insight & Consulting, which tracks the audio-technology industry, has been following the world of MEMS-based, or solid-state, speakers for a decade. And this year and the next are, he says, when they will finally arrive in the kinds of devices regular consumers might buy, such as high-end wireless earbuds.”

“The biggest application for this technology is the market for wireless earbuds, which is about 400 million pairs a year, says Cooney. These range from $20 buds you find on Temu to $300 models from the likes of Bose and Apple.””Another potential application—far off, for now—is implantable speakers for people with hearing loss, says Cooney.”

Click for more details on our MEMS speaker market analysis and wider speaker analysis on SAR’s Audio Signal Chain Service.

The original article is here.

Peter Cooney Founder, Research Director

Peter 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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