InvenSense and Sonion Announce Strategic Microphone Development Alliance

  InvenSense and Sonion Announce Strategic Microphone Development Alliance

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- March 27, 2014

InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN), the leading provider of MotionTracking^™ system
on chip (SoC) and Sound ^ devices, and Sonion A/S, the global leader in micro
acoustic and micro mechanical technologies and solutions for hearing
instruments, in-ear earphones and specialty headsets, today announced a
strategic alliance in which the two parties will cooperate in the development
of MEMS microphones and related technologies for use in a broad range of
hearing applications. InvenSense will bring its extensive MEMS knowledge, MEMS
microphone portfolio and R&D resources to the partnership. Sonion will
contribute with its in depth insight into development of high performance
microphones, R&D resources and its highly specialized Application Engineering
function addressing the hearing health market. Sonion will have exclusive
rights to sell InvenSense MEMS microphone products into hearing aids for
hearing health. InvenSense will be Sonion’s primary source of MEMS microphone
products and related technologies, while InvenSense will continue to sell MEMS
microphones into other hearing/microphone applications.

“As the demand for MEMS solutions for hearing aids, hearing aid accessories,
assistive listening/alerting and signaling system continues to rise, this
alliance will have the joint benefit of accelerating both technology and
customer access to bring the highest performance MEMS microphone technology to
the hearing aid industry,” said Behrooz Abdi, President & CEO InvenSense. “We
are proud to collaborate with Sonion, a worldwide market leader in micro
acoustic and micromechanical technologies and solutions for hearing
instruments, in-ear earphones and communication devices.”

“By adding MEMS microphones to our already very strong electret microphone
portfolio, we will be in a unique position to support our customers in the
hearing health market. We are impressed with the technology steps made by
InvenSense in their MEMS microphones and we are excited to start working
together. Looking forward, we see great opportunities for combining the
knowledge of Sonion and InvenSense for making even more attractive MEMS based
microphone products,” said Jørn Mørkeberg, CEO Sonion.

For additional information about the InvenSense Sound and MotionTracking
devices, please visit or contact InvenSense Sales at Additional information about Sonion is available at

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About InvenSense

InvenSense Inc. (NYSE: INVN) is the world’s leading provider
ofMotionTracking^™sensor system on chip (SoC) and Sound solutions for
consumer electronic devices. The company’s patentedInvenSenseFabrication
Platform and patent-pending MotionFusion^™ technology address the emerging
needs of many mass-market consumer applications via improved performance,
accuracy, and intuitive motion-, gesture- and sound-based interfaces.
InvenSense technology can be found in consumer electronic products including
smartphones, tablets, wearables, gaming devices, optical image stabilization,
and remote controls for Smart TVs. The company’s MotionTracking products are
also being integrated into a number of industrial applications. InvenSense is
headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices in China, Taiwan, Korea,
Japan, Slovakia, and Wilmington, MA. More information can be found

About Sonion

Sonion is a global leader in micro acoustic and micro mechanical technologies
and solutions for use in hearing instruments, in-ear earphones and specialty
headsets. The company’s product range includes balanced armature receivers,
high performance microphones, telecoils and a number of micro mechanical
components. Sonion employ 3,200 people and is headquartered in Roskilde,
Denmark and has offices in Netherlands, US, Poland, Switzerland, China,
Philippines and Vietnam. More information can be found at

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MotionProcessing, MotionProcessor, MotionFusion, MotionApps, DMP, AAR, and the
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For InvenSense Press Inquiries, Contact:
InvenSense, Inc.
Ali Foughi, 408-501-2225
Vice President
Marketing and Business Development
InvenSense, Inc.
David Almoslino, 408-501-2278
Senior Director
Marketing and Communications
For Sonion Press Inquiries, Contact:
Sonion A/S
Jesper Lilledal, +45 30 67 56 93
Vice President
Product Management
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