Audio and Voice Technologies

Wireless Audio • Algorithms • IP • Voice Enhancement Technologies

Audio and Voice Devices

Headphones • Speakers • Smartphone • Automotive • & More

Audio and Voice Components

Audio Signal Chain: Microphones • Converters • Processors • Amplifiers • Connectivity

Digital Assistants and Voice Interfaces

Digital Assistant Platforms • Voice Interface Technologies • Biometrics • Security • NLP

Machinomics

Cellular and LPWAN • Private Networks • Unlicensed Networks • Platforms • Integrators • Applications

LPWAN

2G – 5G • LP-WAN • NB-IoT, Cat-M1 • MulteFire • CBRS • Wide Area Nets • Value Chains

SRW Connectivity

• Wi-Fi • Bluetooth • ZigBee • Z-wave • NFC • GNSS • Wireless Charging • Wireless Power

Sensors

Touch • Sound • Motion • Vision • Environment • Networks • Context

SAR Insight Consulting provide compelling research on a wide range of established markets and emerging trends in the connected world. We differentiate ourselves from the competition by providing detailed market analysis, forecasts and competitive analysis from the device level through to component level. SAR Insight & Consulting offers a range of services to technology vendors, investors and other interested parties that are looking to understand market size, growth opportunities, product viability, technology choices and more. As well as providing regular and timely research to service clients, SAR also leverages our extensive knowledge of electronics technology markets we are able to provide a range of bespoke services to our clients.

Audio & Voice Technologies

SAR Insight & Consulting’s Audio & Voice Technologies service tracks the technologies that enable devices to receive, manipulate and output audio/voice across many end markets from speakers to smartphones.

Software & Algorithms:   Voice recognition, noise cancelation, beamforming, etc.

Technologies:       Always on, ANC, context awareness.

Markets:            Mobile, wearables, home audio, smart home, computing, automotive, & more

 

Audio & Voice Devices

SAR Insight & Consulting’s speakers and headphones service tracks and analyses well established and emerging markets for devices that utilize audio and the technology that enables them. It provides historical data and forecasts for market size, value and selling price. It also covers competitive analysis for each device type.

Speakers:     Portable Speakers, Room Speakers, Wireless Multi-room Speakers, Sound Bars, HTiB Systems, AV Receivers

Headphones:  Wired Headphones – Retail, Wired Headphones – Packaged, Wireless Mono Headsets, Wireless Stereo Headphones/Headsets, Hearables

Audio & Voice Components

SAR Insight & Consulting’s audio signal chain components service covers semiconductor/IC trends across many markets.

The service provides clients with a thorough overview of the audio signal chain IC market today and future trends that will impact it. Covering emerging device markets, software, integration trends and new technologies.

Components:     Audio amplifiers, CODECs, processors, Microphones

Markets:           Mobile devices, wearables, home audio, smart home, computing, automotive, & more

Trends:             Integration, distributed processing.

Digital Assistants & Voice Interfaces

A range of innovative voice technologies are creating new opportunities across a broad range of use case applications from streaming content, and controlling smart home devices, to automotive voice recognition, and biometrics for authentication purposes.

A growing share of voice assistant platforms are now opening up to third party developers and being integrated into a number of consumer devices for wider application.

SAR Insight & Consulting’s digital assistants and voice interfaces service tracks the expanding market for these technologies across many end markets. The service aims to provide clients with a thorough overview of the market today and future trends that will impact it.

Machinomics

The Machinomics service analyzes wide area networking in the Machine Economy, IoT in particular.  Major market data and forecasts are provided twice yearly, with minor updates in the interim. Data driven and actionable insights are developed by value chain mapping to follow the value.

Coverage includes LP-WAN and cellular technologies, including 5G, and value chain mapping from different perspectives within the value chain.

Mapping the value chain identifies where the components sit from innovation to commoditisation, providing insight that cuts through the market confusion from the pundit industrial complex. This equips for better best decisions, anticipates the future., and sharpens strategies including where to defend or attack, when to outsource, identify means to monetise the components. develop in-house, and decided how to monetise the components.

Short-Range and WAN Connectivity

The Short-range and Wide Area Connectivity Service analyzes the changes the wireless connectivity chipset and enabled product market will undergo over the next several years.  As these technologies and standards evolve, they change their positioning and prospects for various vertical markets.

Bluetooth has added mesh networking in order to have a stronger position against ZigBee and Z-wave in the smart home, building automation, and industrial applications. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi’s evolution to 802.11ax is not only improving capacity for high data-rate applications, but is also providing the foundation for Wi-Fi to become stronger in the IoT space. ZigBee is expected to displace Z-wave, yet Z-wave’s installed base keeps it going strong. Cellular has added LTE-Cat M1 and Cat-NB1 to compete with unlicensed LPWAN networks for new IoT devices and low-power sensor applications.

 

LPWAN

The LPWAN service analyzes wide area networking in the Machine Economy, IoT in particular.  Market data and forecasts are updated continuously with major updates provided twice yearly and minor updates in the interim.   Data driven and actionable insights are developed with value chain mapping.

Coverage includes proprietary low power wide area networks and cellular technologies from 2G through 5G including LTE Cat M1 and Cat NB1 (NB-IoT).   Value chain maps from different perspectives of buyer and seller are developed to help with strategic planning.

Mapping the value chain identifies where the components sit from innovation to commoditization, providing insight that cuts through the market confusion from the pundit industrial complex.   Value Chain Mapping lays a foundation to make better decisions, anticipates the future, and sharpens strategy.  This is accomplished  by identifying where to defend or attack, when to outsource or develop in-house, and how to monetize the value chain components.

 

Sensors

Sensors are at the heart of most electronic devices, providing essential information about the physical environment to enable analysis and action on the data collected. SENSE is one of the key pillars for SAR Insight & Consulting research.

An astonishing array of sensors are available today which enable input for Touch, Sound, Motion, Environment and much more, new sensors are coming to market almost daily.

SAR Insight & Consulting provides research and analysis on the sensor market from the component level, through to modules, devices and wider ecosystems.

Consultancy & Custom Research

Leveraging our extensive knowledge of electronics technology markets we are able to provide a range of bespoke services to our clients including:

Consultancy • Start-up Advice • Customer Market Analysis • White Papers • Client Citations

SAR Insight & Consulting can deliver projects covering a wide range of technology markets including:

Wireless Connectivity   •  Bluetooth  •  Wi-Fi (WLAN)  •  ZIGBEE (802.15.4)  •  Emerging Technologies

Audio  •  Sensors •  Micros  •  Power Sources (e.g. Energy Harvesting)