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  • "I can’t get enough of Fire HD 10’s hands-free Alexa feature."

    Jeffrey Van Camp, wired.com
  • "Last year, we introduced Alexa hands-free on the Fire HD 10 and customers are loving it—in fact, the Fire HD 10 is now our highest-rated Fire tablet"

    Kevin Keith, Amazon Devices General Manager
  • "Faceprint and Voiceprint on the LG V30, they both work really well. I especially like the ‘Face Unlock’ feature."

    Joe Fedewa, Phandroid
  • "The most exciting addition to the Fire HD 10 is the "Alexa Hands-free" mode."

    Mashable
  • "Using Alexa on the Fire HD 10 (2017) is just as easy as it is on the Echo, simply utter her name and then ask or command."

    Simon Hill, TechRadar
  • "The Ecobee4 is the new smart thermostat to beat (Nest who?) "

    CNet
  • "Even with music blaring, the Sonos One will recognize the Alexa hotword without you having to shout"

    Chris Welch, The Verge
  • "LG has provided various security options so you don’t have to use the fingerprint scanner if you don’t want. You can also unlock the phone with your face, the old school Knock Code or even your voice."

    Chris Martin, TechAdvisor
  • "The Moto Z2 Play takes voice commands a step further...you can do things with a “show me” command...without unlocking or even touching the phone. It only works with my voice for security."

    Dan Seifert, The Verge
  • VoiceGenie users will be able to chat with Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, or Alexa anywhere -- totally hands-free. You just speak the wake word.

    CNet
  • Ecobee4 Review: The First Smart Thermostat with Alexa

    Tom's Guide
  • VoiceGenie, a solution that allows most wireless headphones to utilize the power of Amazon’s Alexa on the go

    Android Headlines
  • VoiceGenie delivers low-powered speech recognition technology to wireless headphones and headsets.

    Wearable
  • VoiceGenie could change the way we interact with the devices already firmly embedded in our lives -- and it could make voice assistants just as integral.

    CNet
  • Amazon is relying on voice models that are key components of Sensory’s speech recognition suite.

    Business Intelligence
  • Sensory is enabling what it calls “wakeup words” — that is, terms and phrases that trigger the always-on listening that is a hallmark of assistants like Google Now and Siri — on devices that integrate Amazon’s Alexa.

    Digital Trends
  • Sensory, which focuses on voice recognition, teams up with Alexa's creators to make it easier for third-party developers to create voice-activated devices.

    CNET
  • Sensory won Best Innovation in Deep Learning at the Alconics awards; First Place in Mobile Security and Privacy at the CTIA Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards; and Star Performer at the Speech Industry Awards, where CEO Todd Mozer also won a Luminary Award.

    FindBiometrics
  • Samsung Partners With Sensory For Face/Voice Biometrics

    AndroidHeadlines.com
  • Say out loud 'GoPro, start recording' and the camera starts recording, no fuzzing with buttons.

    Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
  • …it works well even at a distance. You just shout "okay Garmin," the lights on the camera will blink, and then you can tell it to do things like start or stop recording, or take a photo.

    The Verge
  • Huawei also created this cool feature to help you find your phone more quickly. It’s called voice wake up, and you can ask your phone “Where are you?” or some other phrase, and your phone will respond, saying, “I’m here,” and play music until you find it.

    Malarie Gokey, digitaltrends.com
  • The best upgrade to the controls, though, has to be voice control...The Hero5 Black understands seven languages.

    Brent Rose, Wired
  • Most notably though, this new shooter supports voice commands, letting you control it via phrases such as, ‘Okay Garmin, start recording.’

    Engadget
  • GoPro added voice controls for starting and stopping recordings, snapping photos and even tagging highlights in your clips by saying "That was sick!" and "Oh sh*t!" It works really well, and there are currently 10 commands and support for seven languages.

    Sean O'Kane, The Verge
  • So if the cloud’s not private, how can your TV respond to voice commands? Simple. Use speech-recognition services that are baked right into the TV – no cloud required.

    Ted Kritsonis, Digital Trends
  • Voice commands are where both Hero 5 cameras flex their smarts.

    Geoffrey Fowler, Wall Street Journal
  • One of the coolest features on the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 is the ability to use your voice to control the camera.

    ZDNet
  • Of particular interest is the fact that TrulySecure is an on-device biometric identification system that does not rely on a connection to the cloud. Many users prefer this approach because they do not wish for their biometric data to be replicated and stored outside of their personal devices.

    Max Maxfield, EE Times
  • TrulySecure works by watching and listening as you repeat a passphrase a couple times. The system tracks the way your lips move and registers the unique attributes of your voice.

    Josh Ong, The Next Web
  • Given Qualcomm’s prominence as a mobile technology developer and the technological advancement on display in its latest offerings, the partnership reflects very well on the confidence the company has in Sensory’s technology.

    Alex Perala, Mobile ID World
  • With touchless control, Motorola and Google upped the ante.

    Eric Mack, CNET
  • Speech recognition company Sensory is expanding into the computer vision space with a new smartphone security client that uses both voice and face recognition to lock down your phone.

    Kevin Fitchard, Gigaom
  • MotoX is a fantastic phone with many great features. My favorite is Touchless Control… Ask it the weather, to call a friend or do a Google search, and it'll just do it, and you never have to touch the phone.

    Pete Pachal, Mashable
  • Sensory is continuing to exhibit leadership in handsfree control by allowing a secure multimodal biometric that doesn’t require touching devices to make them work.

    Dan Miller, Opus Research
  • Touchless mode...is the most useful feature [on Moto X].

    David Pogue, NY Times
  • The defining feature of the Moto X is it’s a virtual ear, always straining to hear its owner’s voice say three magic words that will rouse it to action: "Okay, Google Now."

    Steven Levy, WIRED
  • The phone [Moto X] has all the standard features expected of today’s top smartphone, with a twist: the ability to control the phone by talking to it, without lifting a finger.

    The New York Times
  • The voice-response system, called BlueGenie is surprisingly accurate for such a small device. It's better than the voice system in my Blackberry phone.

    US News and World Report
  • [BlueGenie is] an intuitive voice control system...the finest voice recognition user interface we've seen.

    Good Gear Guide
  • Sensory is trying to revolutionize voice and speech recognition by creating TrulyHandsfree, which looks to evolve our interactions with our smart devices.

    Talk Android
  • It may not seem like much, but that little detail of getting the phone to wake up via a voice command - which Sensory calls ‘TrulyHandsfree’ - is one of the trickiest.

    Mashable
  • With its dual biometric factors, AppLock comes closer to the security-and-convenience ideal than I've ever seen.

    Mike Feibus, usatoday

CEVA and Sensory Partner to Deliver Lowest Power Voice Activation Solution Based on CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP Platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Optimized TrulyHandsfree™ technology from Sensory leverages performance, power benefits and tool chain efficiency of leading voice/audio DSP; Companies to showcase solution at Mobile World Congress 2013.

CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and Sensory, Inc., the leader in speech technologies for consumer products, today announced that the companies have partnered to offer an advanced voice recognition solution based on the industry-leading CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP and Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ always-on voice activation technology. The solution includes Sensory’s innovative Low Power Speech Detector technology, which dramatically reduces power consumption for always-listening devices, and marks the first time this technology has been implemented on a DSP core.

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Illustrating the inherent power benefits of deploying Sensory technology on the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, Sensory’s voice activation technology consumes less than 60uW on the DSP when implemented in a 28nm process, making it ideal for a wide range of power-sensitive applications, including smartphones, tablets, games, televisions, and automobiles. The companies will demonstrate Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree Voice Control running on CEVA silicon at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in CEVA’s booth (Stand 7i70).

“CEVA’s audio and voice platforms are recognized for their leadership role in the handset industry, and by partnering with them to bring our TrulyHandsfree technology to the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, we are able to deliver a highly efficient and easy-to-integrate solution for CEVA’s broad customer base,” said Bernard Brafman, vice president of business development at Sensory. “The user-friendly, advanced suite of software and hardware development tools allowed us to port and optimize our solution in record time, while the performance of the CEVA-TeakLite-4 platform also offers the ability to incorporate additional Sensory voice technologies, such as biometric speaker identification and text-to-speech.”

Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control technology offers multiple phrase technology that recognizes, analyzes and responds to dozens of keywords. It consistently recognizes phrases even when embedded in sentences in a noisy environment. Traditional approaches to keyword spotting have failed in high noise and frequently false fire, but TrulyHandsfree™ shows unparalleled accuracy without false fires even in high noise and speech. The fully programmable CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP provides processing power to implement such advanced algorithms, while leaving plenty of headroom to support other audio/voice related functions in software.

“Sensory has significantly improved the state-of-the-art when it comes to voice recognition accuracy and performance with its always-on voice activation technology,” said Moshe Sheier, director of product marketing, audio & voice at CEVA. “Combined with the second generation power scaling unit and audio/voice targeted instruction set architecture of our CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP, product developers can easily incorporate Sensory’s high-quality voice activation technologies into devices at the lowest power consumption in the industry, meeting the demanding design specifications for battery life.”

About CEVA-TeakLite-4
The CEVA-TeakLite-4 is the fourth generation DSP based on the CEVA-TeakLite architecture, the most successful licensable DSP family in the history of the semiconductor industry, with more than 2 billion audio/voice chips shipped, over 100 licensees, 30 active ecosystem partners and more than 100 audio and voice software packages available. The CEVA-TeakLite-4 is offered as an architecture framework, composed of four DSP cores, the TL410/TL411/TL420/TL421, all having a 32-bit native data width required for advanced pre and post-processing voice/audio applications. It is fully compatible with previous generations of the CEVA-TeakLite family, ensuring that the complete software portfolio of the CEVA-TeakLite architecture runs on the CEVA-TeakLite-4 with improved efficiency. By taking advantage of a unified development infrastructure composed of code-compatible cores, a set of optimized software libraries and a unified tool chain, customers can significantly reduce software development costs while leveraging their software investment in future products. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/CEVA-TeakLite-4.html.

About Sensory, Inc.
Sensory, Inc. is the leader in speech technologies for consumer products, offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more. Sensory’s products are widely deployed in consumer electronic applications including Smart Phones, Automotive, Bluetooth™ products, toys, and various home electronics. Sensory’s customers represent the leaders in consumer electronics, including such companies as AT&T, BlueAnt Wireless, Hasbro, JVC, Kenwood, Mattel, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Uniden, VTech, Samsung and Sony. Contact press@sensory.com

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the world’s leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA’s IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (vision, imaging and HD audio), voice processing, Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2012, CEVA’s IP was shipped in more than 1 billion devices, powering smartphones from many of the world’s leading OEMs, including HTC, Huawei, Lenovo, LG, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, TCL and ZTE. Today, more than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com. Follow CEVA on twitter at www.twitter.com/cevadsp.