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Date: 13-12-12

Cochlear and NXP extend partnership on hearing aid electronics

NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Cochlear Limited have announced an agreement to extend and reinforce their long-term partnership.

The partnership focus on development and supply of ultra-low power miniaturized solutions for speech processing, wireless connectivity and non-volatile storage.

“Cochlear’s primary objective is to offer our implant users the best possible hearing experience. To continue to do this, it’s vital that we remain at the forefront of semiconductor innovations enabling better hearing outcomes,” said Jan Janssen, senior vice president, design and development at Cochlear. “As a thought leader in this specific area, NXP Semiconductors is a long-standing partner for Cochlear. Our ongoing close cooperation has helped us to consistently deliver market-leading hearing solutions.”

“This agreement marks a new milestone in the ongoing partnership between Cochlear and NXP. We are excited and honored to work with the leader in implantable hearing solutions, as it is a fantastic endorsement of our renowned strength in body area networks and personal health devices,” said Bart De Loore, vice president and general manager of NXP’s personal health business. “NXP continues to tirelessly innovate and address demanding personal health solution needs including disruptive low power consumption, system miniaturization, robust operation and human lifetime reliability.”


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