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Advanced Audio Solutions

Published on 16 October 2020


When acoustics combined with semiconductor latest progress brings alive new audio markets

Friday, October 16, 2020 |  08:30 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 15:30


Theme

Audio has long been a key feature in a large range of electronic products, from Hi-Fi speakers and smartphones to hearing aids and devices that filter out noise, while enhancing desired sounds. New markets like home assistants, sound zones, silence bubbles, and hearables increasingly rely on emerging technologies such as acoustic MEMS (microspeakers and microphones), artificial intelligence for audio processing, and innovative system integration. This workshop will cover disruptive audio approaches from semiconductor devices to full audio systems, as well as technology innovations to emerging applications, to help attendees imagine advanced audio solutions for the coming decade.

Target Audience

Industrials :

  • Electronic components, audio systems, audio product users

  • Executive level, strategic/product marketing, R&D engineers


Academia :

  • Experts in audio science 


General Chair: Sandrine Catrou, CEA-Leti 


​08.00

​Registration & Welcome Coffee

08.30

Introduction

  • Sandrine Catrou, Strategic Marketing, CEA-Leti

08.40



​The ubiquity of Voice Personal Assistants makes the audio market flourish

  • Dimitrios Damianos, Technology and Market Analyst, YOLE Développement

09.00


Towards private voice interfaces

  • Joseph Dureau, VP Voice Experience, SONOS

09.20


Advanced audio solutions : an enabler for Open Virtual Assistants

  • Marc Duranton, Research Fellow, CEA-Tech

09.40

​Smart Audio Interfaces

  • Robert Sannino, Audio and Connected Sensors - Platforms Manager, STMicroelectronics

10.00

Coffee Break & Networking

10.30



​Breaking the Sound Barrier – Advanced audio solutions enabled by MEMS microphones

  • Somu Goswami, MEMS microphones technical marketing, INFINEON

10.50

Recent development of piezoelectric and capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers Robert Sannino, 

  • Bruno Fain, MEMS designer and project leader, CEA-Leti

11.10


MEMS micro speakers: technology, challenges and applications

  • Andrea Rusconi Clerici, CTO, Usound

11.30

Pure Si-MEMS µSpeakers for Hearables

  • Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth, Managing Director, Arioso Systems 

12.00

​Buffet Lunch & Networking

13.30


​At the frontier of Hearing Implants and Hearables

  • Speaker to be defined

13.50


Active Noise control : a challenge for comfort, listening quality and fatigue

  • Jean-François RONDEAU, CEO, Faurecia - CREO Dynamics

14.10



LIVE DEMO: New audio experience with extra auricular earphones

Benoit Vanlandeghem, CEO, ActivMotion 

​14.30


​Control of elastic waves by metamaterials and non reciprocal acoustic devices

  • Vincent Tournat, Research Director, CNRS - Le Mans University

14.50

ULP time-domain architecture based on Injection Locked Oscillators for audio Wake-Up applications

  • Frank Badets, PhD HDR, Senior Scientist, Device Group, CEA-Leti

Benefit of analog features extraction for audio applications

  • Dominique Morche, CEA-Leti

High density magnetic inductors for high frequency noise filtering

  • Jean-Philippe Michel, CEA-Leti

15.30

Closing Session & Discussion