December 27, 2014 9:11 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Conexant Systems Inc.

Company Overview

Conexant Systems Inc. operates as a fabless semiconductor company. It combines its IP portfolio in DSP, analog, and mixed signal technologies with embedded software to deliver silicon and software solutions to enhance audio and imaging capabilities for enterprise and consumer applications. The company offers audio analog-digital converters, codecs, USB DSP codec and audio products, and voice/speech processors. It also offers AudioSmart software that provides voice quality by eliminating background noise from the microphone input signal during VoIP calls, as well as improves automatic speech recognition system performance. In addition, the company offers embedded modems, fax solutions, image ...

1901 Main Street

Suite 300

Irvine, CA 92614

United States

Founded in 1996

504 Employees





Key Executives for Conexant Systems Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 58
President of India Operations
Age: 52
General Counsel and Vice President of Legal & Human Resources
Executive Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Conexant Systems Inc. Key Developments

Conexant Systems Inc. Announces Launch of AudioSmart Software

Conexant Systems Inc. has announced the launch of AudioSmart software, its new Smart Source Pickup, or SSP, voice and speech processing software for PCs and tablets. Designed to work with any hardware CODEC, Conexant's stand-alone AudioSmart software provides clear voice quality, eliminates noise from the microphone input signal during VoIP calls and dramatically improves Automatic Speech Recognition system performance. From conducting a call via Skype at a noisy cafe to giving verbal commands to tablet in an airport terminal, Conexant's AudioSmart software enables a better user experience and makes challenges with background noise and competing sounds, like keystroke noise, a thing of the past. Conexant's AudioSmart software is based on its proprietary SSP noise suppression algorithm. SSP is a blind source separation technology that uses spatial representation of target speech and noise sources to reduce interference. Unlike competing technologies, speech and noise can arrive at any angle relative to the microphones; SSP even removes noise when it comes from the same direction as desired speech, and when the speaker is up to five meters away from the target device. SSP is also extremely effective at reducing keystroke noise distractions during conference calls and other computer-based voice communications.

Conexant Systems Inc. Launches New HD Audio CODEC with Integrated AudioSmart Class-D Amplifier

Conexant Systems Inc. announced the CX20952, a new HD Audio CODEC that enables high quality audio on computers and tablets with low power consumption, two cap-free headphone amplifiers, and a fully-integrated Class-D amplifier. Part of Conexant's AudioSmart(TM) family, the new CX20952 is also an intelligent device: a single-chip solution that monitors power delivered to speakers, ensuring maximum sound pressure level (SPL) and optimal performance without damage to system components. The CX20952 is a new HD audio CODEC from Conexant that enables high quality audio on computers and tablets. It features low power consumption, two cap-free headphone amplifiers and a fully integrated Class-D amplifier. Differentiated from standalone smart amplifier solutions, Conexant's fully-integrated CX20952 enables a smaller motherboard footprint and lower bill of materials (BOM) cost for applications that do not require the high output power of a large, discrete device. The new SoC is designed to meet consumer demand for high quality audio that pushes the limits of sound in tablets and compact PCs. With two cap-free HP/Line outputs and a universal jack that automatically detects and configures itself to support CTIA (Apple) or OMTP (Nokia) style headsets, Conexant's high quality CX20952 solution delivers the following key features required for low-power, small form factor devices: Support for multiple peripheral types (headphones, headsets, powered speakers, microphones and line-in devices) with a single 3.5mm audio jack; Support for an additional direct-drive headphone output on a docking station or second jack panel; Loud, clear audio playback from small speakers in space-limited enclosures (typical of today's compact industrial designs). Additional features include: Stereo AudioSmart Class-D Speaker Amplifier for intelligent delivery of up to 2.8W per channel; Integrated Hardware EQ/DRC with SpeakerShield Class-D protection; Mono Output with tunable hardware LPF/BPF for subwoofer applications; Up to four digital microphones supporting advanced configurations for tablets, convertibles, clamshells and AIOs; Analog PC BEEP, EAPD and GPIOs; I2C interface allowing real-time software control of auxiliary devices; D3 Live supporting pass-through audio playback to Class-D with active EQ/DRC while system is asleep.

DSP Group Inc. and Conexant Systems Inc. Partner to Offer Video-Over-DECT Solution for ULE Home Monitoring Applications

DSP Group Inc. and Conexant Systems Inc. announced a joint reference design for a high-quality, low bit-rate and cost-effective video over DECT/ULE solution. DSP Group's DHX chipset family is a highly-integrated single-chip (SoC) solution for ULE (Ultra Low Energy) technology - the next generation of home automation and monitoring standards, which offers the advantages of superior range, video and audio support over DECT, long battery life, and DIY installation. ULE products also benefit from a dedicated frequency band, which enables interference-free operation. Conexant's CX93610 is a low power, small footprint mixed signal Application-Specific Standard Product (ASSP) for JPEG /DIFT (Differential) Motion JPEG encoder applications with a 656 camera interface. Part of Conexant's ImagingSmart(TM) solutions, the CX93610 significantly increases video-over-DECT performance by reducing the required bandwidth and is ideally suited for cordless camera security solutions that require visual verification. The integration of Conexant's CX93610 DIFT JPEG encoder with DSP Group's DHX reference design brings a cost-efficient, low power and high image compression solution for PIR sensors with video visual intercom, visual door phones, baby monitors, and remote home monitoring and security.

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