Blog / December 12, 2016
Vesper CEO Matt Crowley and CTO/Co-Founder Bobby Littrell are making their way to San Jose, CA for the Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards, which takes place December 7, 2016 at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley.
Bobby successfully developed the world’s first commercially available piezoelectric MEMS microphone: VM1000. It stems from his work as a PhD student studying cochlear mechanics at the University of Michigan, initially conceived when Bobby wanted to create a device that would perform audio capture by sensing the motion and actuating as a membrane.
Vesper CTO/Co-Founder Bobby Littrell up for Innovator of the Year at the ACE Awards
VM1000 – Finalist for Ultimate Products: Sensors at the ACE Awards
VM1000 is also a finalist for the ACE Awards in the Ultimate Products category. Hand-selected by a panel of EE Times and EDN editors as well as by independent judges from across the industry, VM1000 caught the judges’ attention because it is the only MEMS microphone that is not affected by dust, water, solder flux vapors or any similar contaminant, making it waterproof, dustproof, particle-resistant, and shockproof. It is also an ideal match for increasingly popular far-field applications such as microphone arrays.