Micro sound, audio processing and precision equipment solutions: Knowles Corporation (KN)

Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, USA, with 7,900 full-time employees. It is a communications equipment company designed for the global mobile consumer electronics, industrial, defense, aero-medical and telecommunications markets , Manufacturing and sales of micro-acoustic, audio processing and precision equipment solutions.

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Knowles Corporation (KN):

Knowles is a market leader and global supplier of high-performance audio, smart audio and professional components for mobile communications, consumer electronics, hearing health (hearing aids), military/space and other industrial end markets. Lou’s deep understanding of acoustics and audio ecosystem has promoted the company’s natural development from acoustic components, integrated audio modules to intelligent audio solutions. Supported by rigorous testing, Knowles Corporation provides consistently reliable and precision products, including hearing aid components, MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) microphones, sensors, capacitors and oscillators. Knowles also has the unique advantage of being able to provide advanced hardware and software solutions, including smart microphones, voice processors and other hardware and software solutions that optimize the performance of the audio signal path.

Knowles has been and will continue to introduce disruptive communication technologies, such as the world’s first miniature microphone and hearing aid receiver in 1954, and the first surface mount MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) microphone in 2001. With the acquisition of Audience Inc. (a mobile voice and audio processing company) in 2015, Knowles Corporation has the most comprehensive audio system functions and applications on the market.

Lou’s company is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, and has 7,900+ employees in 15 countries around the world, including design centers in Europe, Asia, India and North America. Coupled with the company’s significant investment in research and development, the company’s scale enables it to remain agile and efficient, and provide breakthrough technologies for customers with high-yield economies.

Lou’s company is divided into 2 departments to operate : Audio (audio) and Precision Device (precision equipment).

1. Audio —— design and manufacture audio products, including microphones and balanced armature speakers, signal processing technology, and software and algorithms for mobile, hearing and Internet of Things market applications; the department also provides analog and digital microelectromechanical systems, Polar capacitors and smart microphones; ultrasonic sensors and acoustic processors, as well as sensor products mainly used in hearing health and earphone applications.

2. Precision Device ——Design and provide engineering capacitors and radio frequency devices such as power supplies, radars, medical implants and satellites for applications with strict technical requirements in the industrial, national defense, aerospace, medical and telecommunications markets.

In addition, Lou’s company also provides single-layer electronic components for the RF equipment, microwave, telecommunications, optical fiber, defense and aerospace markets.

Knowles Corporation sells products directly to original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and suppliers, and distributors.

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