Nuance acquires SVOX

Nuance Communications announced that
it acquired SVOX, a provider of voice solutions for in-car systems and consumer

The combination of Nuance and SVOX‘s
innovations will advance the proliferation of voice in the automotive market,
and accelerate the development of new voice capabilities that enable natural,
conversational interactions between consumers and their connected cars, mobile
phones, and other consumer devices.


The mobile industry is experiencing
increased consumer demand to not only command and control in-car systems and devices through voice, but also to quickly and easily access mobile Web
content, find local businesses, get directions, and create and listen to


Combined, Nuance
and SVOX will further empower the world’s leading car makers, automotive
suppliers, device manufacturers and third-party developers to meet these
demands head on, while customizing and differentiating their offerings with
state-of-the-art voice innovations that result in the best mobile experience
the industry has to offer.


The automotive and consumer
electronics markets are experiencing a surge in demand for voice capabilities,”
said Michael Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, Nuance Mobile.


By combining portfolios and
expertise, we can ignite innovations that enable seamless, natural
conversations between man and machine across an amazing portfolio of voices and
languages,” Thompson added.


Manufacturers, suppliers,
developers and consumers are all driving an unprecedented demand for fully
voice-enabled experiences that require both embedded and cloud-based technology
to work hand-in-hand. By combining our technology and talent with Nuance’s
robust voice capabilities and market strength, we’ll be better positioned to
meet that demand,” said Martin Reber, CEO, SVOX.

SVOX’s portfolio also supplements
Nuance’s advanced signal enhancement technologies, including echo cancellation
and beamforming that enable increased voice recognition accuracy in automotive,
mobile and digital home environments.


By Team