Knowles Named as CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree

ITASCA, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Knowles Corporation, global provider of advanced micro-acoustic microphones and speakers, audio solutions, high performance capacitors and RF products, today announced that it has been named a CES® 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for Knowles IA8201 AISonic™ DSP and AITransparency+ from Chatable for True Wireless Stereo (TWS). This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record high number of over 1,800 submissions.

Knowles is returning to CES 2022, taking place January 5-8 to showcase the latest solutions designed to help leading consumer electronics companies bring new voice and audio innovations to market quickly.

Knowles will highlight its CES Innovation Award Honoree, Knowles AISonic™ DSP (IA8201) running AITransparency+ algorithm from Chatable to bring a new class of conversational hearing enhancement for TWS. Knowles AISonic DSP is an audio edge processor optimized for audio and machine learning, allowing for high compute performance and low power consumption applications on-the-ear for TWS. Powered by Chatable AI v3.0 Edge, Chatable’s AITransparency+ was developed exclusively for the Knowles AISonic DSP to provide “Conversation Enhancement” for TWS earbuds with advanced proprietary Deep Neural Network architectures performing over 100 million AI calculations per second to enable selective acoustic enhancement of conversational speech signals without perceptible latency. In a TWS form factor, the combination of Knowles AISonic DSP and Chatable’s AITransparency+ provide an exciting new hearing enhancement experience to users.

The Knowles IA8201 AISonic DSP and Chatable’s AITransparency+ will be on display and demonstrated at CES 2022 in the company’s booth in suite #3801 in the Venetian Expo Hall. Attendees are invited to see live demos incorporating the solutions, as well as live demos of reference designs and development kits featuring its Knowles leading MEMS microphones, Balanced Armature drivers, audio edge processors, and algorithm partnerships for a variety of applications including TWS, wearable, smart home, appliances, and automotive.

The CES Innovation Awards program, owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in 27 consumer technology product categories. An elite panel of industry expert judges, including members of the media, designers, engineers and more, reviewed submissions based on innovation, engineering and functionality, aesthetic, and design.

About Knowles Corporation

Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) is a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic microphones and speakers, audio solutions, and high-performance capacitors and RF products, serving the consumer electronics, communications, medtech, defense, electric vehicle, and industrial markets. Knowles uses its leading position in SiSonic™ MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) microphones and strong capabilities in audio processing technologies to optimize audio systems and improve the user experience across consumer applications. Knowles is also a leader in hearing health acoustics, high performance capacitors and RF solutions for a diverse set of markets. Knowles’ focus on the customer, combined with unique technology, proprietary manufacturing techniques, and global operational expertise, enables it to deliver innovative solutions at scale across multiple applications. Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Knowles is a global organization with employees in over a dozen countries. The company continues to invest in high value solutions to diversify its revenue and increase exposure to high growth markets. For more information, visit knowles.com.

Contacts

Financial Contact:
Mike Knapp

Knowles Investor Relations

Phone: (630) 238-5236

Email: mike.knapp@knowles.com

Press Contact:
Caster Communications, Inc.

Phone: (401) 792-7080

Email: knowles@castercomm.com