Cirrus Logic is a premier supplier of audio and voice ICs for mobile applications including smartphones, wearables, tablets, digital headsets, as well as other segments such as smart home, consumer and automotive. The company has a strong intellectual property portfolio with more than 2,450 pending and issued patents worldwide. These patents have driven the development of a wide range of components for industry leading global brands that differentiate their products, in part, through our innovative custom, semi-custom and general-market ICs.
With a robust portfolio of sophisticated low power products including smart codecs, DSPs, boosted amplifiers and MEMS microphones that are coupled with the essential tools, software and associated algorithms, Cirrus Logic is well positioned to drive innovation and growth in the rapidly evolving and expanding market for audio and voice technology.
Founded in 1984, Cirrus Logic was a pioneer of the “fabless” semiconductor model. In the early 1990’s Cirrus Logic acquired Crystal Semiconductor, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal converter ICs, and became a leading supplier of PC graphics chips, audio converters and chips for magnetic storage products.
In 2007, Jason Rhode was named president and chief executive officer. Under his leadership the company refocused toward developing highly innovative custom, semi-custom and general-market ICs for the world’s leading consumer OEMs. With the acquisition Wolfson Microelectronics in August 2014 and several smaller technology companies, Cirrus Logic broadened its footprint in audio and accelerated key investments in compelling voice technology that are expected to drive growth opportunities in the coming years.
Cirrus Logic Today and Tomorrow
The desire for compelling audio and voice technology is becoming increasingly important in today’s connected world and Cirrus Logic is uniquely positioned as the leading supplier of components spanning entire audio signal chain – from capture to playback – including smart codecs, DSPs, amplifiers and MEMS microphones. The company also develops highly sophisticated embedded software and the associated algorithms that help customers to differentiate their products by enabling cutting-edge audio features, such as always-on voice recognition, noise reduction, echo cancelation, voice enhancement and high-performance boosted audio amplification. The combination of Cirrus Logic’s best-in-class hardware with complex software algorithms is a compelling value proposition for our customers.
Portable Audio Products
Cirrus Logic’s ultra low power smart codecs, boosted amplifiers and MEMS microphones are used in a variety of portable applications including smartphones, tablets, wearables, digital headsets and portable media players. The company’s products are uniquely suited for the rapidly expanding audio and voice market where OEMs strive to differentiate their products with features and functions that enable a compelling and consistent audio and voice user experience. With products that incorporate ultra low power with smaller, smarter and more complex signal processing, Cirrus Logic is a premier supplier in the portable audio market.
Cirrus Logic: Investing in Audio & Voice Leadership
Non-Portable and Other Products
Cirrus Logic provides a wide range of products for the consumer, automotive, energy and industrial markets. Within consumer and automotive, the company’s ICs are utilized in such applications as home theater systems, computers, docking stations, set-top boxes, game consoles, TVs, digital mixing consoles, automotive entertainment systems, multitrack digital recorders and effects processors. Building upon its mixed-signal design expertise, Cirrus Logic’s industrial products are also used in applications that contribute to lower energy consumption, such as digital utility meters.