Partners and Clients

NXP’s embedded CoolFlux™ DSP core for ultra-low power audio applications was developed for high performance power-sensitive portable audio applications. The CoolFlux DSP, initially created and still successful for Hearing Aid applications is also used in chips for smartphones, tablets, portable media players and headsets. Other CoolFlux core family members like CoolFlux BSP support ULP software defined radio and wireline baseband processing and smart sensor processing. NXP also offers a comprehensive application software library for audio processing further enhanced with premium firmware by ISVs such as Rubidium and NXP Software.Rubidium’s multi-lingual Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and always-listening Voice Trigger engine has been integrated into NXP’s CoolFlux™ DSP
NXP Software is the leading global independent software vendor (ISV) for mobile voice and multimedia. It specializes in innovative solutions and use-cases that help device makers deliver extraordinary media experiences. Its LifeVibes® software brings added enjoyment, creativity and differentiation to connected devices, unlocking the full potential of software and hardware platforms. Rubidium’s state-of-the-art Voice-Trigger Speech Recognition (ASR) technology has been combined with NXP Software’s Noise Suppression (NS) and Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) software to create an always-listening speech command capability that works continuously even in the noisiest environments. NXP Software B.V. is a separate legal entity of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI).
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Rubidium has ported their software to the Tensilica HiFi Audio/Voice DSP based on customer demand for an outstanding low power audio platform.
The CEVA-TeakLite DSP family is the most successful licensable DSP family in the history of the semiconductor industry, with more than 3 billion chips shipped, over 100 licensees, 30 active ecosystem partners and more than 100 audio and voice codecs and enhancement applications available. Rubidium delivers enhanced speech processing solutions for smart devices, integrating it’s market-proven suite of speech processing software with the CEVA-TeakLite family of DSPs, including the CEVA-TeakLite-4.
Jabra is a global headset brand, publicly traded on the NASDAQ-OMX. Jabra develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of wireless and corded headsets for mobile phone users, contact centers and office-based users, and hands free Bluetooth enabled car kits. The hands free VUI experience for the Jabra products is exclusively provided by Rubidium.
DSP Group, Inc.– (NASDAQ:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications, delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs. Rubidium’s text-to-speech (TTS) technology is exclusively used by DSPG as an integral part of their chips’ firmware, shipped to world-class OEMs and consumer electronics manufacturers.
GN Store Nord has been helping people connect since 1869. Initially a telegraph company, it is now divided into a headset company (GN Netcom) and a hearing instruments and audiological diagnostics equipment company (GN ReSound). GN headsets are marketed globally under the Jabra brand using a diversity of Rubidium technologies.
For more than 50 years, Panasonic has delighted American consumers with innovations for the home and business. Panasonic’s cordless phones use Rubidium’s text-to-speech engine (TTS) to announce callers’ names based on Caller ID name information, coined as “Talking Caller ID”. The internal TTS engine, developed and miniaturized by Rubidium Ltd. was especially optimized for name pronunciation. The first model with this technology won “Best Innovations Award” in the 2003 CES, and has since then sold millions of devices.
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. And when those people talk to their Blackberry products they want to hear a reliable and user-friendly response. That’s what led RIM to using Rubidium inside products like the HS700 headset.
As a global leader in wireless semiconductor technology CSR‘s magic has changed the way we live today and their innovationshapes the products that will enhance everyone’s lives in the future. Already the leader in Bluetooth and GPS, CSRis positioned to dominate in an even wider range of technologies and applications. The end result: happy end-users with connected devices enabled by CSR chips and running a Rubidium’s voice user interface suite. Rubidium has been an official CSR eXtension Partner since 2007.
Bluetooth® is a proprietary open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security. Rubidium, Ltd. is a member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, complying with its standards and following the Bluetooth SIG innovations and publications.
General Motors Company is one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs over 200,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles. Speaking commands to your car for a hands free, secure experience is not far away. GM is researching the expansion of these capabilities using Rubidium’s technology.
VTech is the world’s largest manufacturer of cordless telephones and a leading supplier of electronic learning products. It also provides highly sought-after contract manufacturing services. VTech is using a suite of Rubidium technologies in some of the products it is manufacturing.
With an OEM heritage of 75 years, Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions to drive their customers’ success. Celestica is using a suite of Rubidium technologies in some of the products it is manufacturing.
IntelliTouch innovates a wide variety of award winning communications convergence technology products for business and consumer applications. Intellitouch has been using Rubidium chips in several telephony products it markets to the US markets for enterprise and consumer use.
Zeon is one of the largest Watch manufacturers in the world today. They are also a major driving force in the consumer electronics market. Zeon Tech, the electronic productions division of Zeon Ltd, has over 20 years become a major player in the electronics gift market. The Zeon Tech product range starts from a core base LCD and LED clocks of all types , Including radio control and diversifies into databanks, translators, specialty watches such as those incorporating compass, altimeter and barometers. ZeonTech is also the Mastermind behind Nobby. Nobby features speaker-independent speech recognition, speech output and dialog management, all included in a single chip from Rubidium.
Meet Nobby! Rubidium’s official mascot was one of the first successful toys to incorporate the Rubidium Dialog Engine technology suite. A voice-triggered interactive alarm clock and toy with speech recognition and speech response. Shaped like a one-eyed alien, it tells the time (when calling its name), wakes you up by voice, and responds to different questions with a variety of sassy answers. If features speaker-independent speech recognition, speech output and dialog management, all included in a single chip from Rubidium. Nobby utilized one of the world’s first embedded keyword spotting applications, which is ‘woken up’ by speaking a voice trigger word.
What do imagination, creativity, innovation, passion, quality and excitement have in common? They are essential components of the world’s most valued consumer products. The Sharper Image has built its reputation on this realization, offering its customers only the best products that meet this unique set of standards. Which is way they have marketed some of the more innovative products using Rubidium inside.
Kia Motors has emerged as the driving force behind the Korean motor vehicle for the last six decades, laying claim to the production of the country’s first automobile as well as Korea’s first automobile export. In 172 countries around the world with over 40,000 Kia employees. Rubidium provided voice control of a car head unit, in Korean. It was integrated into the Kia Carnival van and demonstrated to the president of Kia Motors in Seoul. We had commands in Korean like volume up, volume down, next track, previous track, radio, CD, power on, power off. Rubidium recorded different options for each command, so the instruction to the user was “say whatever you like” and our ASR would understand any form of speech the user selected.
As Amana declares in their manifesto on their web site, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all appliances are not created equal (ours are way cooler), that we have good taste and that peanut butter goes in the fridge.” In Rubidium, we certainly agreed with that… and what could be cooler than an interactive fridge with a VUI and Rubidium inside?
Over 65 years in the business, with over 31,000 employees and over 5 billion (USD) in revenue the toy business is anything but child’s play at MATTEL. That’s why when their designers wanted to selected a premium VUI platform for some of their visionary designs, they came to Rubidium.
Another toy company that isn’t playing around, TOMY was founded over 85 years ago and now designs and manufactures toys, general merchandise, games and baby care products. With 3,200 employees and over 2 billion USD in sales, this Japanese toy manufacturer knows what makes good business sense. Rubidium made sense.
Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio
A major producer of nearly every category of small domestic appliances in the food preparation and cooking, as well as household cleaning and ironing segments. In all,De’Longhi operates thirteen production facilities and thirty international subsidiaries supporting sales to seventy five countries worldwide. De’ Longhi has selected Rubidium to develop the world’s first voice-interactive microwave oven.
The 2nd largest home appliance manufacturer in the world, its products being sold under a variety of brand names – including its own – and are primarily white goods and vacuum cleaners. The company also makes appliances for professional use. Forbes Magazine says Electrolux is one of the top 5 companies in consumer durable goods. Electrolux has selected Rubidium to develop a voice-driven laundry machine, which could understand freely-spoken commands
A Japanese manufacturer of car audio, automotive navigation systems, AutoPCs, visual equipment, bus equipment, and communication equipment. It is known for its close relationship with Nissan, who uses Clarion products almost exclusively in its vehicles. Rubidium’s technology was incorporated for a hands free user experience in Japanese.