XMOS Editor's Blog
The recent rise of the smart speaker has been exceptional, and all signs suggest the dominance of Amazon's Alexa and to a lesser extent Google Home is set to continue at CES 2018. Looking at the increase in searches made for these devices we can see how demand has grown and that we're now at a point where there is exceptional competition between the major players. And this is before Apple's HomePod, which starts shipping early next year, joins the fray.
With the explosive growth in IoT products, especially in smart homes, we've reached an inflection point in the way that we communicate with these embedded systems. We're all used to having "an app for that", but with tens or hundreds of smart devices predicted for the home and offices, that paradigm simply doesn't scale; we need to embrace a more "universal" interface – voice.
It's not the most exciting or glamorous achievement for a small high tech company like XMOS, but nevertheless we’re pleased to have been recertified to the ISO 9001 management system standard. It’s something of a "behind the scenes" job and testament to our commitment to manage the business in a consistent and professional manner, and hopefully provide the best service possible to our customers.