ISD Makes Strides in Point-of-Sales Automotive Market With Chipcorder IC Advanced Voice Technology.Business/High-Tech Editors
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ISD See IDD. 4004 Chip Offers Industry-Leading Record and Playback Functionality
for Innovative New Information Delivery Products
ISD (Information Storage Devices, Inc.), a Winbond company and leading supplier of semiconductor voice solutions, today announced that its popular ISD4004 ChipCorder(R) product has been chosen by Advanced Information Systems (AIS), LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control for inclusion in their newly launched direct advertising tool, the CT 2000 CarTalker(R).
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The Dow Chemical Company is currently the second largest chemical manufacturer in the World (after BASF). that specializes in new product development and manufacturing of plastics-enhanced products and subassemblies, provided design, engineering and manufacturing support to AIS. Using ISD's high quality, single-chip record/playback solution, the CT 2000 CarTalker enables automotive dealerships to provide on-site, customized messaging and record functions for potential vehicle buyers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The ISD4004 has provided the leading-edge voice IC technology necessary for the CT 2000 CarTalker to offer potential automobile customers interactive communications including messages in the language of their choice and audio recording capability for leaving messages for a dealer or a sales rep. The product attaches to the outside of a vehicle window and can be used for immediate access to a wide variety of information. This is a particularly convenient feature for consumers seeking information when the dealership is closed or sales personnel are busy. The CT 2000 CarTalker is expected to debut at selected dealerships in Michigan and Florida within the next several weeks.
"Point-of-sale information delivery devices are becoming increasingly popular as discerning and busy consumers demand access to information instantly," said Geoff Harbell, senior product manager for ISD's award-winning ChipCorder line. "The ISD4004 ChipCorder solution allows OEMs to quickly create flexible and innovative solutions that feature the highest quality voice record/play back, low power consumption (3 Volt) and up to 16 minutes of messaging capability."
From recordable greeting cards See e-card. and the latest cellular and portable digital recording products, to innovative new point-of-sale information delivery systems, ISD's ChipCorder IC products provide customers with a broad range of advanced voice chip solutions that all feature a simple, single-chip, drop-in design that enables seamless integration An addition of a new application, routine or device that works smoothly with the existing system. It implies that the new feature or program can be installed and used without problems. Contrast with "transparent," which implies that there is no discernible change after installation. into new products. This allows customers to rapidly bring products to market and differentiate their marketing efforts.
"ISD has provided us with a chip solution that enabled us to quickly and efficiently design in all the advanced voice features automotive customers require for this innovative new product," said Mark McKinley, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , AIS. "This is our most recent venture with ISD and Winbond and we are pleased at the quality, functionality and flexibility that ISD's products feature."
The ISD4004 utilizes ISD's proprietary ChipCorder multi-level, non-volatile message storage capability. ISD's ChipCorder ICs provide voice record/playback capabilities in a single chip configuration, offer simple system integration and provide system designers with industry-leading sound quality and low power operation -- all in a cost-effective voice record/playback solution.
As a leading supplier of Voice Solutions in Silicon(TM), ISD provides leadership semiconductor products to the communications, consumer, automotive, medical and industrial marketplaces that advance the way people communicate. ISD's ChipCorder(R) product family, featuring exceptional sound quality, low-power consumption, and non volatility in a single chip, utilizes ISD's proprietary 8-bit per cell equivalent multi-level storage technology.
Leveraging the company's proprietary advanced, proven digital speech processing Speech processing is the study of speech signals and the processing methods of these signals.
The signals are usually processed in a digital representation whereby speech processing can be seen as the intersection of digital signal processing and natural language processing. technology and high-quality speech compression Encoding digital speech to take up less storage space and transmission bandwidth. The PCM, ADPCM, CELP and LD-CELP methods are commonly used for speech compression. See speech codec and data compression. algorithms, ISD's VoiceDSP(TM) products enable an array of digital features and functionality for products such as digital telephone answering devices. ISD's new Simon(TM) series of speech recognition products enable consumers to leverage the power of PC- and server-oriented voice command and control capabilities in a simple, chip-level solution, making it ideal for small, low-power, low-cost products. For more information, please visit our World Wide Web home page at www.isd.com.
Winbond Electronics Corporation is the largest branded IC company in Taiwan. Winbond's product portfolio covers PC and peripheral-related ICs, consumer electronics ICs, multimedia ICs, SRAMs, non-volatile memory Refers to memory chips that hold their content without power being applied. It may refer to chips that are not changeable, such as ROMs and PROMs, or to chips that can be rewritten many times such as flash memory. and DRAMs. Winbond has a leading position in Taiwan and East Asia East Asia
A region of Asia coextensive with the Far East.
East Asian adj. & n. in telephone dialers, PC I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output controllers, speech synthesizers and MPEG decoders. Winbond has four wafer fabs in operation, with current technologies ranging from 3 to 0.13um. Winbond also provides certain wafer capacity to serve foundry customers. Winbond is based in Hsinchu Science-Based Park, Taiwan, and has sales offices in Taipei, Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. and San Jose, California San Jose (IPA: /ˌsænhoʊˈzeɪ/) is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is the county seat of Santa Clara County. . World Wide Web home page: www.winbond.com.
Note: Winbond is a registered trademark of Winbond Electronics Corporation. ChipCorder and ISD are registered are trademarks of Information Storage Devices, Inc. All other trademarks listed herein are the property of their respective owners.