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National acquires GTronix for analogue audio

Posted: 24 Jun 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:analogue audio  National GTronix acquisition  interface 

National Semiconductor Corp. has acquired GTronix, a fabless semiconductor company specialising in programmable and adaptive analogue sensory processing technology. National has not yet disclosed the terms of the acquisition.

GTronix is a start-up founded 2003 by three Georgia Tech PhD students, Jeff Dugger, Matt Kucic and Paul Smith. GTronix's APT technology revolves around a programmable analogue structure and architecture that can intelligently process real-world data, such as acoustic, visual, positioning, and haptic stimuli.

GTronix solutions enhance audio user-interface and voice processing and are suited to applications where small form factor, low power, low latency and undistorted signals are critical. Its proprietary technology provides low power solutions for noise cancellation in mobile applications, such as wireless handsets and audio accessories.

National's analogue product portfolio includes acoustic ICs and sub-systems for high fidelity in a variety of electronic systems. National's audio product portfolio includes the Boomer audio amplifier for wireless handsets.

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