As more number of mobile handset suppliers are looking for integrated system-on-chip (SoC) devices that reduce the parts' count, the audio playback functions are becoming increasingly specialized. Certain audio functions such as music playback, ambient noise cancellation, hosting for playback on home theaters are becoming extremely popular, which demand specialized integrated circuits (ICs).
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The growth of the audio devices market in smartphones, tablet computers, mobile PCs, apart from mobile applications for audio functions, is expected to be high. The market for stand-alone portable audio devices — codecs, noise cancellation chips, and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones is expected to reach $1.7 billion in 2014, before starting to fall. The most attractive of all the segments is the Tablet Computers, smartphones segment; followed by the mobile PCs and mobile applications.
The major manufacturers of stand-alone audio codecs, DSP based noise cancellations devices & suppliers of MEMS microphones include AKM Semiconductor, Analog Devices, austriamicrosystems, National Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, ON Semiconductor, Audience, ST Microelectronics, AAC Technologies Holdings, Akustica (division of Robert Bosch), BSE, Hosiden, Knowles Electronics.
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