Bosch Sensortec is expanding its portfolio of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) micro speakers with the acquisition of Arioso Systems, a German-based sensor startup.
Arioso Systems develops MEMS micro speaker technology that will complement Bosch’s MEMS sensors for wearables and hearables.
Bosch said the combined technology will help develop new technology for high-volume consumer electronics and will shape the future of the MEMS micro speaker market.
The sensors will allow for new true wireless stereo earphones and other hearables that consume significantly less power, are housed in a smaller form factor and have extended battery life.
According to market research firm Yole, the total market for micro speakers is expected to grow from $9 billion in 2020 to $11 billion in 2026 with MEMS micro speakers expected to be the fastest growing segment inside this sector.
“The planned acquisition of Arioso Systems further enlarges our sensing solutions expertise for consumer electronics in the field of micro speakers and makes us even more diversified,” said Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO at Bosch Sensortec.