Wolfson Microelectronics has acquired micro acoustics specialist Sonaptic for $24.8million. Wolfson chief executive David Shrigley, pictured, said the deal will allow the company to increase the size of its addressable market.

Wolfson Microelectronics has acquired micro acoustics specialist Sonaptic for $24.8million. Wolfson chief executive Dave Shrigley, pictured, said: “Sonaptic’s technology is of keen interest to several leading consumer electronics companies which are anxious to cooperate in developing the initial noise cancellation chip specifications. This acquisition substantially increases the size of our addressable market by increasing the number of ways Wolfson can contribute to the audio differentiation of our customers’ products.” According to Wolfson, the acquisition will provide the third part of its AudioPlus growth strategy, which is aimed at building on its position in high fidelity audio semiconductors. The acquisition will enable the combination of mixed signal design and acoustic skills to offer such features as advanced active noise cancellation, sound enhancement, 3d sound and acoustic echo cancellation in Wolfson’s audio products for consumer electronic applications.