XMOS appoints Mark Lippett as President and CEO

July 20 2016, 03:00
Prominent provider of voice-enabled controllers and music connectivity ICs, XMOS Ltd., has announced the appointment of Mark Lippett as President and Chief Executive Officer. Lippett, a 10-year veteran of XMOS, previously held VP Engineering and COO roles within the business. Prior to XMOS, he served as CTO of Ignios, and held engineering and marketing roles at Texas Instruments, Lucent and Madge Networks. Outgoing CEO, Nigel Toon, has assumed the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

“I’m delighted to take up my appointment at such an exciting time for XMOS. A massive change is coming in the way that we engage with the electronics that surround us at home, at work and in the built environment. There will be billions of voice-aware products that we will use to talk to intelligent agents who will inform, entertain and manage our everyday tasks, and XMOS is a leader of many of those changes,” Lippett says.

The appointment comes as innovative products such as the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Rokid Intelligent Assistant, Baidu Duer are showing the huge potential offered by voice interfaces. Lippett will drive the unique combination of XMOS technologies – flexible I/O, embedded DSP, and control processing, integrated into a single device, to deliver a new class of voice-enabled controllers into this market.

XMOS’ XS1 xCORE Multicore Microcontroller solutions have been the driving force behind the highest quality consumer, studio and broadcast audio equipment from over 200 vendors. Now on its second generation, the xCORE-200 family of Multicore Microcontrollers is pushing the boundaries of quality and integration - delivering premium quality music, and the most comprehensive Voice User Interface (VUI) controller solutions for connected devices.

The company’s xCORE-AUDIO Hi-Res processors are currently powering many of the leading high-resolution consumer audio products, while xCORE-AUDIO Live devices support prosumer and professional audio applications and complex multichannel professional audio applications. xCORE-AUDIO processors are complemented by XMOS USB Audio Class 2.0 and networked audio solutions, audio I/O libraries, and multicore processors.
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