Electronics Production | October 19, 2009
Cochlear to use NXP chips
Australia-based Cochlear Limited, will use NXP's IC devices for Cochlear’s future generation Implantable Hearing devices.
The agreement includes the definition, development and supply of ultra low power speech processor and wireless communication ICs. “NXP and Cochlear teams have been working together successfully for several years and our complementary strengths have been key to the development of our market leading implantable hearing solutions,” says Jan Janssen, Senior Vice President, Design & Development at Cochlear. This new agreement extends the partnership into the development and manufacturing of our wireless communication technology even further which is a key component of our future technology developments. “We are proud to contribute our Ultra Low Power Magnetic Induction Wireless and CoolFlux™ DSP technology to enable Cochlear’s industry leading Hearing Implant solutions,” says Rene Penning de Vries, NXP CTO.