XMOS and Sensory partner to deliver keyword detection for the Internet of Things

Partnership combines embedded speech capture with proven voice control technologies.

Bristol, United Kingdom and Santa Clara, Calif., 1st November 2016XMOS Ltd., the leader in voice hardware solutions and Sensory Inc., a Silicon Valley company that enhances the user experience and security of consumer electronics, have today announced a partnership to deliver Sensory's TrulyHandsfreeTM voice control technology on the XMOS xCORE-VOICE far-field voice capture processing platform.

TrulyHandsfree is the latest generation of voice keyword detection software from Sensory, the recognized leader in the speech industry. It provides high accuracy and robust performance in noisy environments, and enables a more secure user experience.

The xCORE-VOICE platform delivers microphone aggregation combined with sophisticated voice processing and a flexible interface to automatic speech recognition systems.

Commenting on the partnership, Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory said, "XMOS is driving new levels of integration and performance in the voice processing market. The combination of its hardware and software solution platform with our TrulyHandsfree technology delivers a potent combination into this rapidly expanding voice-enabled market."

Mark Lippett, XMOS CEO added, "We are delighted to partner with Sensory to integrate its industry-leading keyword detection technology as part of the xCORE-VOICE solution. We expect our partnership to help drive the adoption of voice interfaces across a wide range of consumer products."

About XMOS

XMOS is a leading provider of voice interface solutions. Now on its second generation, the xCORE-200 family of Multicore Microcontrollers is pushing the boundaries of quality and integration - delivering the most comprehensive Voice User Interface (VUI) controller solutions for IoT devices. For more information, please visit www.xmos.com.

About Sensory Inc.

Sensory Inc. creates a safer and superior UX through vision and voice technologies. Sensory's technologies are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including mobile phones, automotive, wearables, toys, IoT and various home electronics. With its TrulyHandsfreeTM voice control, Sensory has set the standard for mobile handset platforms' ultra-low power "always listening" touchless control. To date, Sensory's technologies have shipped in over a billion units of leading consumer products. Visit Sensory at www.sensory.com

Media contacts

Huw Geddes: press@xmos.com | +44 (0)117 927 6004
Andrea Barnard: andrea.barnard@publitek.com | +44 (0)208 144 5870
Michael Farino: sensory@newerapr.com | +1 (949) 346 1984