TWS Earbuds

The domestic TWS chip maker Zhongke Lanxun goes public

By SeongCheol_Jang / July 19, 2022
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Zhongke Lanxun (also known as Bluetrum) recently went to public after Actions Semiconductor. Zhongke Lanxan is a Shenzhen, China based fabless company focused on developing TWS earbuds SoCs.  Bluetrum’s TWS SoC chips can be found mostly on a mid-to-low tier TWS earbuds and one of their main business is white-label market.  Bluetrum’s chips can be […]

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SAR publishes its IC Platforms & Components in TWS market report

By SeongCheol_Jang / July 19, 2022
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SAR recently published ‘IC Platforms & Components in TWS’ market BRIEF.  In this BRIEF, SAR does a deep dive into TWS earbuds hardware, analyzing the system architecture as well as other components inside.  Component vendors participating in the TWS earbuds are reviewed and analysed.  This BRIEF covers the IC platforms & components in TWS earbuds […]

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Endel collaborates with Sony to bring audio wellness to Sony’s LinkBuds series

By Peter Cooney / May 30, 2022
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This is an interesting example of how 3rd party app developers can build new solutions, working in collaboration with TWS device vendors. In this case app developer Endel (Germany) appears to be using the Sony Linkbuds microphones to understand context, e.g. is a person situated in an office, in a park, etc., from this it […]

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Google shares Pixel Buds Pro international details: Countries, prices, and color availability

By SeongCheol_Jang / May 24, 2022
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At this year’s Google I/O, a new TWS earbuds has been announced. The newly announced Pixel Buds Pro is Google’s first TWS earbuds with ANC. The previous version, Pixel Buds 2, was based on TWS SoC from Bestechnic (BES2300) and it is quite interesting to see which TWS IC platforms are used for Pixel Buds […]

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MEMS speakers are replacing balanced armature speakers

By SeongCheol_Jang / May 16, 2022
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MEMS speakers are about to appear in actual consumer products, especially in small form factor devices such as TWS earbuds and headphones. Efforts are also on the way to enable MEMS speakers in a larger form factor devices such as TVs, etc.  USound is one of the leading companies in the MEMS speaker area and […]

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Olive Union release self-branded hearing aids for severe hearing loss

By Joe Murray / April 14, 2022
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April 5th saw the announcement of the second edition of Olive Union’s Olive Max PSAP. While the company is marketing these earbud/hearing aid hybrid devices as Hearing Aids, countries that follow the FDA’s regulations will be unable to recognize these as true hearing aids until the company gets FDA approval to market the earbuds as […]

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