Cirrus Logic acquires voice-processing tech developer

|By:, SA News Editor

Cirrus (CRUS) has acquired Acoustic Technologies, a developer of voice-processing algorithms that cover noise reduction, echo cancellation, and voice quality enhancement, among other things. Terms are undisclosed. (PR)

Accoustic, founded in 1998, has seen its technology integrated into a variety of mobile and automotive products. The company's 30-employee team is joining Cirrus.

The acquisition could make Cirrus a tougher rival to Audience (ADNC), whose processors (and the algorithms baked into them) also aim to suppress noise and improve voice quality. And it might allow Cirrus to grow the amount of revenue it gets per audio codec chip sale to Apple and/or others.