Akustica, Inc., maker of award-winning Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones, today introduced its latest generation of digital microphones that greatly improves voice quality in notebook computers and other consumer-electronic devices. The new AKU2002C is the first digital microphone product from Akustica to leverage its new 1mm x 1mm monolithic digital-output microphone.
Earlier this year, Akustica introduced the world's smallest analog microphone, the AKU1126, a fully integrated 1mm x 1mm analog microphone die in a compact 2mm x 2mm package. This and all other products in Akustica's portfolio are manufactured using Akustica's patented and revolutionary CMOS MEMS technology, in which both the transducer and the electronics are fabricated in a single chip, in a CMOS wafer, using standard CMOS processes.
"Laptop manufacturers recognize the improvement in voice quality that can be achieved using digital microphones and are adopting them rapidly," said Davin Yuknis, vice president of marketing and product management for Akustica. "Because our CMOS MEMS technology allows us to quickly innovate and introduce new digital microphones such as the AKU2002C, we provide manufacturers with features and form factors they need now to move forward with next-generation laptop designs."