XMOS acquires speech recognition innovator Setem

Date: 11/07/2017
XMOS has completed the acquisition of Setem Technologies, an expert in Advanced Blind Source Signal Separation technology. Setem has patented algorithms which can be used in speech recognition systems to listen to a specific voice or conversation in a noisy audio environment, a realtime solution for voice interface. Setem 3S Platform, based on a new, patented mathematical representation of the far-field soundscape to improve the quality of speech recognition for smart-home, connected-car, and other Internet of Things applications

Mark Lippett, President and CEO, XMOS says "The acquisition of Setem allows us to extend the development and deployment of world-leading algorithms capable of driving the rapid adoption of voice user interfaces. The Setem team is world class, passionate about innovation, and we are delighted to welcome them to the XMOS family,".

Jochen Meissner, Setem CEO, who will become General Manager of the XMOS Boston office and join the XMOS Board of Directors quoted "We have been working with XMOS for over 18 months, and have concluded that the xCORE architecture is the perfect match for our patented algorithms. We look forward to continued success as part of this exciting company."

Setem usess sound separation processes which can run on XMOS' flexible multicore processors.

Author: Srinivasa Reddy N
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