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MEMs microphone supplier signs Digi-Key

12th December 2018
Mick Elliott

Vesper, a developer of advanced acoustic sensors has added Digi-Key Electronics to its worldwide distribution network as the startup company company scales. Vesper offers what is said to be the first wake-on sound MEMS microphone, bringing voice activation to battery-powered devices of all kinds.

 

On the heels of the startup's Series B round of funding in May and two new office openings in Asia announced in October, the partnership will amplify Vesper's presence both in North America and overseas.

"With such high demand for electronic components like our MEMS microphones, the potential to be embedded in everyday smart devices is endless," said Matt Crowley, CEO of Vesper. "Partnering with a number one catalogue distributor like Digi-Key is essential to fuel the rising global trend of voice as a user interface. Our engagement with Digi-Key is a vital next step in expanding our reach and bringing our cutting-edge piezoelectric MEMS technology to the global market seamlessly."

"We are excited to welcome Vesper to the Digi-Key portfolio and offer their robust microphones to our customers for use in their audio applications. While passive devices continue to be in high demand, it's unique suppliers like Vesper that make Digi-Key's inventory one-of-a-kind for fulfilling tomorrow's technology needs," said David Stein, VP, Global Supplier Management at Digi-Key.

The partnership is effective immediately and Digi-Key will continue to distribute new products developed by Vesper throughout 2019 and beyond.

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