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OPPO’s new Flagship “Find X” Smartphone Integrates Knowles SmartMic

July 02, 2018

Knowles SmartMic (IA610) is the world’s first microphone with an integrated DSP, providing customers an open platform for innovation and the ability to differentiate products through customized audio features

ITASCA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN), a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions, today announced its SmartMic solution was selected by global smartphone leader OPPO for its new flagship smartphone “Find X.”

The Knowles SmartMic (IA610) is the world’s first solution to combine a high-performance MEMS microphone with a state-of-the-art audio DSP into a single, miniature package. The result is an open, flexible, and highly integrated platform ideal for OEMs that want to enable unique audio features, like always-on voice-wake or low power voice control. This includes mobile phones, headsets and battery operated consumer products as well as plugged-in devices requiring energy compliance.

Unlike competing voice-wake solutions that only work with one particular application processor (AP) or architecture, Knowles SmartMic enables smartphone customers to use the same solution across their devices, regardless of the AP or architecture, resulting in faster time-to-market, lower development costs, and a consistent user-experience across their entire product portfolio.

The Knowles SmartMic is a platform for innovation, giving customers like OPPO the ability to customize, add new features and differentiate their smartphones in the market. In addition to its unprecedented level of integration, the IA610’s key advantage is its ability to execute complex audio code while consuming very low power. The always-on voice-wake integrated on the Find X is an attractive feature that end-users are growing to expect on advanced phones, and OPPO’s implementation delivers high performance with limited impact to battery life. The Knowles SmartMic’s integrated DSP also enabled OPPO to add other unique new features like barge-in that allows the user to interrupt the playback of music or video with a unique keyword and perform a host of other possible actions.

Jeffrey Niew, President and CEO of Knowles, said, “We are pleased to be working with a world leader like OPPO who has implemented our SmartMic solution to enable unique audio features in the Find X. Our open and flexible solution offers OPPO a platform for audio innovation allowing them to further differentiate their products in the market.”

For additional information about Knowles Intelligent Audio solutions, including its smart microphones and multi-core advanced audio processors, visit www.Knowles.com.

About Knowles Corporation

Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) is a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device 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 audio processing technologies to optimize audio systems and improve the user experience in mobile, ear, and IoT applications. Knowles is also the leader in acoustic components used in hearing aids and has a strong position in high-end 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 employees in 11 countries around the world. For more information, visit knowles.com. The IA610 includes a Low Power Sound Detector (LPSD), an audio processing algorithm with acoustic activity detection licensed as an IP block from Sensory, Inc. which device manufacturers can request to be enabled.

About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smartphone brand, dedicated to providing products infused with art and innovative technology. Based on the brand elements of young, trend-setting and beauty, OPPO brings consumers delighted experience of digital life.

For the last 10 years, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones, while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. OPPO started the era of Selfie beautification, and was the first brand to launch smartphones with 5MP and 16MP front cameras. OPPO was also the first brand to introduce the motorized rotating camera, the Ultra HD feature and the 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology. OPPO's Selfie Expert F series launched in 2016 drove a Selfie trend in the smartphone industry.

In 2017, OPPO was ranked as the number 4 smartphone brand globally, according to IDC. And today, OPPO’s business has covered 31 countries and regions, and has 6 research centers worldwide, providing excellent smartphone photography experience to more and more young people around the world.

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Source: Knowles Corporation

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