DTS, HD Radio and FotoNation, each mastering different technologies, merged together in 2017 along with Invensas and Tessera to form Xperi Corporation to deliver innovative total solutions encompassing sound, digital broadcasting, computer vision and imaging, semiconductor packaging and IP licensing. Infused with diverse high-tech energy, Xperi plans its Computex 2018 exhibition centered on DTS Virtual:X technology, facial recognition for mobile devices, DTS Connected Radio and advanced driver monitoring systems.
According to Aaron Chen, Xperi's GM of business development in Taiwan and APAC, the company has established a three-year plan (2018-2020) to focus its developments on three major areas, including smart home, smart mobile and connected cars. Among them, smart home has always been an area where DTS holds strong advantages and has accumulated abundant technological achievements, including DTS Virtual:X, featuring virtual 3D surround sound.
DTS Virtual:X turns any audio source into DTS:X-like surround sound and plays it back to present an immersive home theater sound effect. It enables an instant boost to sound bar performance and seamlessly integrates with thin flat-panel TVs to take over built-in speakers and enhance the sound quality.
Engaging in DTS Virtual:X promotion starting in 2017, Xperi has received overwhelming response. Many leading sound bar and TV makers, including Vestel, Sony, Yamaha, Vizio and LG, as well as China-based TCL and Hisense, have decided to incorporate DTS Virtual:X in their products.
Xperi works with leading smartphone makers to implement depth-based face recognition
Xperi puts great efforts into its FotoNation brand, targeting smart mobile devices with technologies that have enhanced the digital imaging capabilities in more than 3.3 billion devices worldwide. It is working with the smartphone maker with No. 1 sales in China to upgrade two-dimensional face ID to depth-based recognition.
For the smart automobile, DTS Connected Radio delivers an analog and digital AM/FM experience by pairing broadcast programming with IP-delivered content. DTS Connected Radio aggregates metadata directly from broadcasters around the world to deliver an enhanced visual experience in the vehicle. Multiple automakers have expressed interest in DTS Connected Radio for future models. As many new car models now come with large touch screens and can run apps, they will certainly be able to access Hi-Res streaming music and more content in a dymanic way.
With respect to achievements in driver monitoring systems (DMS), Xperi entered into an agreement with Japan-based Denso earlier this year to make FotoNation's DMS available to tier-1 Japanese automobile manufacturers. DMS solutions use image sensing technologies to monitor a driver's alertness to determine if the driver may be falling asleep and raise a warning to prevent an accident. DMS is also considered important safety equipment for self-driving vehicles.
Aaron Chen reiterates Xperi will highlight DTS Virtual:X at its Computex 2018 exhibition. The company plans to ramp up marketing efforts on FotoNation for the second half of 2018 as it looks to make the FotoNation brand as successful as DTS.
Caption: Aaron Chen, GM of business development in Taiwan and APAC, Xperi, points out the company has highlighted three major areas - smart home, smart mobile and connected cars - as the strategic focus for 2018-2020.
Aaron Chen, GM of business development in Taiwan and APAC, Xperi, points out the company has highlighted three major areas - smart home, smart mobile and connected cars - as the strategic focus for 2018-2020.
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