STMicroelectronics opens MEMS microphone lab in Taiwan

July 28, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
An advanced testing facility targets new MEMS microphone application development, enabling bit-perfect recording quality for ultimate audio experience.

The new anechoic chamber MEMS Microphone Lab in Taiwan will test and analyse high-performance audio applications built with ST's MEMS microphones. The lab will focus on all-level audio performance testing from components (microphone or acoustic components) to modules and systems, including smart phones, tablets, notebooks, TVs, and remote controls, ensuring superior recording and sound quality, shorter debugging period, and faster time to market for end applications.

Equipped with the APx525 Family Audio Analyser from Audio Precision , ST’s new MEMS Microphone Lab in Taiwan complies with the ISO 3744/3745 industrial acoustic standard and environmental noise regulation, as well as Intel’s Speech and Voice Recognition Standard.

Francois Guibert, Executive Vice President and President of ST’s Greater China and South Asia Region, comments, “Establishing a new advanced testing lab facility in Taiwan will allow us to work even more closely with our key customers and partners in the region to optimise the quality of their products at all levels and develop innovative applications with excellent audio performance.”

"Good application design demands comprehensive testing, and ST always makes sure that our customers and partners have the most complete set of tools necessary to create those designs," said Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President and General Manager of ST’s Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group. “The investment in the new testing facility confirms our commitment to support the increasing demand for MEMS microphone applications and a step forward to further drive the MEMS microphone market growth.”