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20th September 2023
Knowles announces deal to buy Cornell Dubilier

To accelerate its transformation to an industrial technology company, Knowles has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cornell Dubilier (CD) in an all-cash transaction.

2nd August 2021
Knowles Precision Devices acquires IMC

Knowles Precision Devices, a division of Knowles Corporation, has acquired California-based Integrated Microwave Corporation (IMC), helping to further expand its portfolio and better meet customer demands in the aerospace and defence markets.

1st June 2021
Development kit to bring voice control to smart home appliances

Knowles Corporation has announced the AISonic White Goods Standard Solution, a new, complete development solution that enables fast and easy voice integration for smart home appliances. The development kit enables OEM and ODMs to build voice-activated control and far-field speech recognition capabilities into smart appliances, including refrigerators, ovens and microwaves, clothes washing and drying machines, vacuums, dishwashers, and m...

24th February 2021
Bluetooth dev solution speeds up voice integration for IoT

Knowles has announced the AISonic Bluetooth Standard Solution, a new, complete development solution that enables fast and easy voice integration to any Bluetooth-connected device. The development kit enables OEM and ODMs to build voice-activated calling, control, and far-field speech recognition capabilities into any Bluetooth device, including smart speakers, smart home locks, connected light switches, wearables, in-vehicle voice assis...

5th December 2018
Half turn trimmer capacitors claim to cure medical shortages

  Knowles Precision Devices' brand, Voltronics, offers a range of non-magnetic trimmer to offer the medical industry a consistent source of supply, in the face of other companies ceasing or limiting supply   

6th September 2018
Range of capacitors designed for high voltage EV applications

Automotive is one of the strongest growing markets for electronic components worldwide. AEC-Q200 compliant components are consistently being designed into automotive systems such as EV power train and battery management, infotainment, engine control, air bags, lighting and more. The demand for ‘off-the-shelf', yet highly rugged devices is expanding fast, and in many cases outstripping supply.

25th April 2018
Combining small size and high performance with non-magnetic properties

Johanson Manufacturing branded Variable Inductors, from Knowles Precision Devices, combine small size and high performance with non-magnetic properties. Inductors and variable inductors are necessary elements of many RF products. They are used for matching and loading low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers and mixers, as well as for providing frequency- selective resonant circuits in variable-frequency oscillators.

16th March 2018
EMI filters for Hi-Rel applications

Knowles Precision Devices has a range of EMI components, under the SYFER brand, that appeal to designers in the medical implantable and space sectors as well as industrial, automotive, aerospace and telecom applications. The increasing use of SMD filters over conventional panel mounted filters has simplified assembly methods, reduced production costs and enabled smaller volumetric efficiencies to be gained giving options to the designer - pa...

9th May 2014
Trimmer capacitor delivers 2kV working voltage rating

The V9000 Sapphire trimmer capacitor has been launched by Voltronics, with the company claiming that the capacitor is unique in design and offers the highest working voltage rating (2 kV) for its size. Measuring at 0.64“ (at minimum capacitance) in length, the capacitor delivers a capacitance range of 1 to 12pF.

27th July 2011
Knowles Completes Acquisition of NXP’s Sound Solutions Business - Deal Creates Premier Mobile Phone Acoustics Supplier with Most Comprehensive Offering

Knowles Electronics, LLC, an operating company of Dover Corporation has announced the completion of the acquisition of the Sound Solutions business of NXP Semiconductors N.V. The deal was initially announced on December 22, 2010. As a result of the transaction, Knowles now has more than 6,000 employees and 16 offices worldwide.

2nd November 2007
Knowles Announces Redesigned Website

Knowles Electronics and Knowles Acoustics launched their redesigned website today, October 29, 2007, with a dynamic, new look. The former websites and have been merged to form a site that provides online visitors with dramatic improvements in navigation, uniformity, and appearance. The new website features expanded content and product information incorporating bold colors, gra...

1st May 2006
Small transducer pair - is it the World's smallest?

Knowles' new HiFi FK system is capable of delivering over 110dB drive, which is >15dB more output than at higher frequencies than single balanced armature receivers can deliver, in a package 33% smaller than existing ED receiver series.

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