Qualcomm announced its acquisition of privately-held SoftMax, which develops noise reduction technology for mobile devices. Financial terms were not disclosed. According to Qualcomm, SoftMax's multi-microphone noise suppression and echo cancellation expertise expand the audio and voice capabilities of its product portfolio, enabling wireless devices to distinguish a speaker's voice from surrounding background noises. The technology also promises lower power consumption, more efficient implementation as well as minimal processing power and memory requirements.
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