August 29, 2016 4:31 PM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Conexant Systems Inc.

Company Overview

Conexant Systems Inc. operates as a fabless semiconductor company. It offers an IP portfolio in DSP, analog, and mixed signal technologies with embedded software to deliver silicon and software solutions for enhancing audio and imaging capabilities at home, work, and other areas. The company’s products also include AudioSmart solutions, such as hardware codecs suitable for use in tablets, PCs, and consumer audio applications; audio analog-digital converters for consumer products, such as video cameras, voice-interactive smart TVs, set-top-boxes, gaming consoles, voice conferencing systems, and in-vehicle entertainment systems; USB DSP codecs and audio products; voice input processor solution...

1901 Main Street

Suite 300

Irvine, CA 92614

United States

Founded in 1996

504 Employees





Key Executives for Conexant Systems Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 60
Vice President of Worldwide Operations
President of India Operations
Age: 54
Executive Director, Taxes
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Conexant Systems Inc. Key Developments

Qualcomm's Hexagon DSP Family Integrates Conexant's Audiosmart Software

Conexant Systems Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies Inc. have announced that Qualcomm Hexagon digital signal processor, or DSP, family integrates Conexant's AudioSmart software. Conexant's AudioSmart software enables highly accurate voice control in smart phones, smart home applications, wearables, robots, IoT devices, and more. Conexant software brings a superior audio experience to the end user, with excellent listening performance and voice quality in noisy, real-world conditions up to five meters away from the target device. The Hexagon DSP is a key component of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, which deliver fast, reliable voice and data features and services to today's smartest devices.

Andrea Electronics Corporation Enters into Settlement Agreement with Conexant Systems, Inc

On February 16, 2016, Andrea Electronics Corporation (the Company) entered into a Settlement Agreement with Conexant Systems Inc. (Conexant). Under the Settlement Agreement the Company settled outstanding litigation between the Company and Conexant including Andrea Electronics Corporation v. Conexant Systems Inc. International Trade Commission case No. 337-TA-949. In addition, the Company and Conexant entered into a Patent License Agreement.

Conexant Systems, Inc. Introduces Audiosmart CX20926, its New Low-Power, Audio/Sensor System-On-Chip

Conexant Systems Inc. has introduced the AudioSmart CX20926, its new low-power, audio/sensor system-on-chip, or SoC, which is designed to allow voice control in battery-powered devices. Designed with an integrated ARM Cortex-M0+ 32-bit microprocessor, the new lowpower, energy-efficient CX20926 features direct sensor interfaces and Conexant's, high-performance, dual-core 32-bit audio DSP. Optimized for a wide range of voiceenabled, battery-powered applications that include smart voice remote controls, wearables and headsets, the CX20926 enables reduced footprint and lower BOM costs. With consumers relying on battery-powered devices for so many of their everyday tasks, battery drain is a real concern. The use of voice as a means of control requires that these devices are constantly listening for commands and waking up quickly to answer. All of this can put a serious strain on batteries, making reduced power consumption a necessity. With the CX20926, devices are always listening for a wake-up voice command - while the rest of the device is powered off. The CX20926 executes this in an ultra low-power state, saving battery resources. In addition to unparalleled low-power voice wake-up capabilities, Conexant has leveraged its unique Smart Source Pickup (SSP) noise suppression algorithm to make the CX20926 even more powerful. Conexant's SSP makes it possible to cut through noise such as playback from the device's speaker and environmental noise, and allows users to be at any angle relative to the product's microphones and still receive clear voice communication and commands. Further, with an ARM M0+ sensor processor, and a direct interface to sensors, the CX20926 is an optimized audio/sensor hub that can combine contextual information from motion sensors with audio information from microphones to provide a compelling audio and voice experience The features of CX20926 includes ARM Cortex-M0+ microprocessor, up to 50MHz operation; Conexant's dual-core, 32-bit hardware fixed point DSP, up to 100MHz operation; two stereo PDM digital microphone interfaces; and, I2C sensor interfaces. The AudioSmart CX20926 is available in a 50-QFN package. EVKs will be available to qualified customers and partners in first quarter 2016, with budgetary pricing beginning at $3.49 in 10K quantities.

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