Roland Helm, Head of PL Sensors, Senior Director – Infineon |Topic: MEMS microphone innovation: Technology enables use cases, use cases demand innovation.
Infineon has a broad portfolio of MEMS & Sensors addressing a magnitude of use cases. One special example is microphones, new MEMS technology for microphones allows a reduced acoustical noise. This reduced noise can not only be clearly heard, it enables new use cases. Examples are far-field recording, noise cancellation or improved speech recognition. Voice interfaces are increasingly used through many applications. This includes phones, headsets, laptops/tables as well as smart speakers. The specific applications and use cases are further demanding higher microphone performance. Examples are voice pickup and recognition in silent environments from higher distances, high quality stereo-recording of sound tracks with video recording or improved active noise cancellation.