After MEMS microphones, AI changes the audio world
“VPA is the main driver for the audio industry today” says Alexis Debray, PhD. Technology & Market Analyst, Optoelectronics at Yole Développement (Yole). Dimitrios Damianos, PhD. Technology & Market Analyst Photonics, Sensing & Display at Yole also comments: “An interesting feature of this new application is that it spreads through various systems : smartphones, smart speakers, smart watches, wireless earbuds, cars, smart TVs and their remote controllers”.
This application is based on traditional components of audio systems: microphones, speakers, audio codecs, and audio amplifiers. But it also relies on new components related to computing and analyzing voice data, fueled by the emergence of consumer-level AI. Cumulatively, the consumer market for microphones, audio IC, and microspeakers is expected to increase from US$14.1 billion in 2018 to US$20.8 billion in 2024 with a 6.6% CAGR. Looking at the volume growth of MEMS microphones gives an idea of the products involved. MEMS microphones in smart speakers will experience a 13% CAGR with volumes reaching 1.2 billion units in 2024, announces the market research & strategy consulting company. In wireless earbuds, MEMS microphones will have a 29% CAGR, reaching 1.3 billion units in 2024.
As part of this enthusiastic and dynamic ecosystem, Yole and its sister company System Plus Consulting closely collaborate to share their technical expertise and industrial knowledge. Both partners deeply analyze this flourishing industry and related technologies and deliver today a comprehensive description of the audio world. Yole announces its report, titled Microphones, microspeakers, and audio solutions market and technology trends. This new technology & market analysis focuses on market forecasts and trends and supply chain. This report also proposes a detailed technology roadmap for consumer microphones, microspeakers and audio ICs through 2024. It aims to study major technological trends, understand the value chain, infrastructure and players’ strategy and analyze the related issues. In parallel, System Plus Consulting conducted a full reverse costing study dedicated to the first mass-produced MEMS speaker proposed by the European company USound : USound Achelous UT-P 2016 MEMS Speaker… More info.