Bosch snaps up MEMS microphone specialist

MEMS microphone specialist Akustica has been bought by Robert Bosch for an undisclosed amount. Akustica develops and sells a range of digital and analogue cmos MEMS based microphones and the company is said to fit well with Bosch's MEMS sensor business.

"The strategic acquisition of Akustica with its outstanding application of sophisticated MEMS technology complements our growing semiconductor business and ideally complements our ongoing MEMS activities," said Dr Stefan Kampmann, executive vice president, Bosch Automotive Electronics." We look forward to working together with the Akustica team to continue to develop this important business area." Joseph Jacobson, Akustica's president and ceo, added: "We are excited to join the market leader in MEMS sensors and to be a part of Bosch's expansion in commercialisation of consumer MEMS products. The strength of our combined technology, manufacturing capability and talent will allow us to continue delivering innovative and differentiating sensor product solutions."