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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


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 


​Registration & Welcome Coffee



  • Sandrine Catrou, Strategic Marketing, CEA-Leti


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

  • Dimitrios Damianos, Technology and Market Analyst, YOLE Développement


Towards private voice interfaces

  • Joseph Dureau, VP Voice Experience, SONOS


Advanced audio solutions : an enabler for Open Virtual Assistants

  • Marc Duranton, Research Fellow, CEA-Tech


​Smart Audio Interfaces

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


Coffee Break & Networking


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

  • Somu Goswami, MEMS microphones technical marketing, INFINEON


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

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


MEMS micro speakers: technology, challenges and applications

  • Andrea Rusconi Clerici, CTO, Usound


Pure Si-MEMS µSpeakers for Hearables

  • Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth, Managing Director, Arioso Systems 


​Buffet Lunch & Networking


​At the frontier of Hearing Implants and Hearables

  • Speaker to be defined


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

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


LIVE DEMO: New audio experience with extra auricular earphones

Benoit Vanlandeghem, CEO, ActivMotion 


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

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


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


Closing Session & Discussion