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Qualcomm eXtension Program Members Bring Amazon Alexa wake word support for Bluetooth® Audio Devices

Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced that Sensory Inc. and Rubidium Ltd., members of the Qualcomm® eXtension program, are now offering support for the Alexa wake word on certain Qualcomm® Bluetooth Audio system-on-chips (SoCs), namely CSR8670 and CSR8675. Manufacturers will be able to license software from Sensory and Rubidium, which has been developed using the software development kit made available through the Qualcomm eXtension program, to integrate Alexa wake word capabilities into Bluetooth products such as headphones, speakers, hearables and fitness accessories powered by the Qualcomm® CSR8670 and CSR8675 Bluetooth Audio SoCs. After the wake word is detected, manufacturers can pass the user’s spoken request to Alexa through a downloadable app on their mobile phone. Users can then benefit from the information and services delivered using Alexa, such as accessing information like news or weather updates, and services such as transportation or music streaming from the Internet with their voice. The software offerings from these eXtension program members are also designed to support ‘barge-in’ use cases, allowing a Bluetooth device to recognize and respond to the wake word while music is playing.

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Rubidium and NXP Software

Raanana, Israel and Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Rubidium Ltd., a global supplier of embedded speech processing technologies, and NXP Software, the leading global independent software vendor (ISV) for mobile voice and multimedia, announced today that they will be...

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