31 Jul '17, 4am

Synaptics Calls for Voice Standards

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Emerging voice services need standards, said the chief executive of Synaptics as he works to close deals to buy Conexant and a unit of Marvell. Meanwhile, the company expects to be among the first to use a 40nm flash process for its display drivers. With the Conexant acquisition, Synaptics will have an instant presence in silicon for voice services from Amazon’s Alexa, Baidu’s DuerOS as well as carrier services in Korea. The company positions the services as a natural extension of its work in touch interface and display chips. “Voice will be more important in PCs, printers — in any system that you can think of touch or voice or displays will have a role,” said Rick Bergman, chief executive of Synaptics. He called for greater ease of use in the underlying natural-language processing technology in an interview with EE Times. “You don’t want 15 flavors of h...

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