Skyworks Partners with Libre Wireless Technologies to Deliver Audio and Smart Home Technology Solutions

February 7 2017, 03:10
Skyworks Solutions announced it has partnered with embedded Wi-Fi and wireless technology specialist, Libre Wireless, to deliver advanced products for wireless audio and smart home applications. Libre Wireless is leveraging multiple RF solutions from Skyworks to enable their leading media modules targeting wireless audio, smart voice services and assistants, among other smart home applications.

Libre Wireless’ new media modules include an advanced multi-room audio system, an optimized Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy design and the LibreSync software platform to help simplify the design process and reduce development time. When combined with Skyworks’ analog devices, the combined solution provides one of the most sophisticated platforms for audio, smart voice, and smart home applications available today and currently shipping to top tier companies worldwide.

“Libre Wireless is excited to be collaborating with Skyworks for audio streaming, smart voice, and Internet of Things applications,” says Hooman Kashef, CEO of Libre Wireless. “By utilizing Skyworks’ devices, we can offer one of the broadest and most advanced product portfolios to deliver the lowest power, smallest size and highest performance solutions that address the growing needs of the wireless audio and connected home market.”

“Skyworks continues to expand its reach across new and diverse applications,” says John O’Neill, vice president of product marketing for Skyworks. “Our partnership with Libre Wireless demonstrates how Skyworks is leveraging our system-level expertise to enable a growing set of new wireless connectivity applications while creating a seamless user experience.”

According to research from IHS Technology, the popularity of mobile devices and changing consumer habits in media consumption are not only increasing demand for wirelessly connected audio devices, but also rapidly altering the home audio landscape. Annual shipments of connected audio products, including wireless speakers, wireless soundbars, and connected A/V receivers, are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 88 percent from 1.5 million units in 2010 to nearly 66 million units in 2018. |
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