Blog / December 12, 2016
Always-listening MEMS microphones may signal a new era of ubiquitous sensors that can run indefinitely on small batteries.
That’s good news for developers of TV remote controls, smart speakers, smartphones, intelligent sensor nodes, hearables and other electronic devices. It’s even better news for consumers who want to cut the power cord but end up incessantly charging devices or replacing batteries, even when those devices aren’t in regular use.
Vesper is the first MEMS microphone company to offer wake-on sound MEMS microphone for battery-powered consumer electronics. In fact, Vesper was one of just five finalists selected to compete for audience votes in MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG)’s annual MEMS & Sensors Technology Showcase, which took place November 10, 2016 at MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress 2016 in Scottsdale.
Vesper CEO Matt Crowley demonstrated VM1010, the first quiescent-sensing MEMS microphone, during Tech Showcase, before an audience of execs from the MEMS and sensors supply chain, a selection of interesting OEMs and a good number of press. While the audience favorite was i-Blades, rather than Vesper, Matt still had his share of fans! For a closer look at Matt’s Tech Showcase demo, preview the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhFtrjbpffE