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Knowles Ships More than 8 Billion MEMS Microphones Globally; Sets New Industry Record

February 22, 2016

Company showcases advanced audio systems for mobile, wearable, hearable, and Internet of Things devices (IoT) at Mobile World Congress

BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2016-- Today, Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) celebrates a new industry milestone with the successful shipment of more than eight billion SiSonic™ microphones, globally. Knowles is a pioneer in the MEMS microphone industry, and is leading the industry to intelligent audio solutions that merge high-performance microphones with best-in-class audio software and signal processing.

Knowles’ newest innovations will be on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain for customers, partners, analysts and the media in Hall 2, booth 2B23MR.

“As consumer applications continue to evolve, we are seeing increased adoption of higher performing audio solutions for new use cases that are enabled by our microphones,” said Greg Doll, vice president of product management, Mobile Consumer Electronics, Performance Audio. “Our recent achievements signify Knowles’ ongoing advancement of MEMS microphone technology and our commitment to remain the turnkey enabler of market-leading products and scale to serve our customers’ needs.”

Voice is quickly becoming the preferred user-interface as new IoT applications emerge, and is redefining how consumers interact with technology. As a result, more intelligent audio solutions will be needed to enable a seamless experience across platforms for consumers.

“Building intelligent audio solutions around our high-performance microphones is a critical initiative for Knowles, and has significant implications for the mobile consumer industry,” said Thibault Kassir, vice president of product management, Mobile Consumer Electronics, Intelligent Audio. “As the developer of the world’s first smart mic, our intelligent products enable manufacturers to offer consumers the best voice quality and voice wake experiences.”

About Knowles Corporation

Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) is a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and specialty component solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace, and industrial markets. Knowles uses its leading position in MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) microphones and strong capabilities in and audio processing technologies to optimize audio systems and improve the user experience in smartphones, tablets, hearables and wearables. Knowles is also the leader in acoustics components used in hearing aids and has a strong position in high end oscillators (timing devices) and capacitors. Knowles’ focus on the customer, combined with unique technology, proprietary manufacturing techniques, rigorous testing and global scale, enables it to deliver innovative solutions that optimize the user experience. Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Knowles has nearly 12,000 employees in 15 countries around the world. For more information, visit

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