SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE/Korea IT Times) -- Audio Pixels Holdings Limited (ASX:AKP) (OTC:APDXY), a leader in the digital transition of loudspeakers today announced that one of its fabrication partners, Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ:TSEM) (TASE:TSEM) has reached a critical milestone with the initial delivery of half structure MEMS devices.
The half structures which already incorporate the change required to reduce operating voltage requirements (described in the announcement of Dec 28th, 2016), provide the company with the ability to validate the overwhelming majority of critical electro-mechanical performance criteria of the devices as to ensure fully compliant fabrication of mass produced devices. Initial testing and examination conducted on the delivered half structures demonstrated precision adherence to the prescribed specifications.
Management hands-on collaboration with Tower’s management and process personnel presented the company with real time visibility and scrutiny over the fabrication process enabling delivery of the half structures ahead of schedule. Over the coming weeks a number of additional interim delivery milestones have been coordinated with Tower to further enable compliance testing without disrupting Tower’s rapid advancement toward the production of fully functional MEMS devices.
Fred Bart, chairman of Audio Pixels Holdings says "Audio Pixels and Tower personnel are making every effort to improve on the initial advised timelines for the delivery of fully functional MEMS devices by May 31st 2017; which would eclipse the latest advised delivery by our second MEMS vendor. Regardless of which vendor delivers fully functional devices first, once the devices are received final integration with the ASIC will commence. Management has advised that given the integration efforts which have already been completed on the prior wafer delivery, and barring any exceptional further issues, the process should be expedited".
Audio Pixels Limited(www.audiopixels.com.au), founded in 2006, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Audio Pixels Holdings Limited, listed in Australia under the stock code of AKP (ADR’s on NASDAQ International under the code ADPXY). Backed by exceptional multidisciplinary scientific research, design, and production capabilities, Audio Pixels has become a world leader in digital loudspeaker technologies. Audio Pixels’ patented technologies employ entirely new techniques to generate sound waves directly from a digital audio stream using micro-electromechanical structures (MEMS). Its revolutionary technological platform for reproducing sound enables the production of an entirely new generation of speakers that will exceed the performance specifications and design demands of the world’s top consumer electronics manufacturers.