Google sensitively buys UK startup Redux that turns surfaces into speakers

Alphabet’s Google has sensitively acquired a UK startup focused on record that turns surfaces such as phone displays into speakers.

Redux grown record that eliminates a need for tiny speakers in mobile phones, pardon adult space for batteries or other components, a Cambridge formed startup pronounced on a now gone website.

It is misleading when Alphabet — around an Ireland-based auxiliary of Google — acquired Redux, though a send of shares of Redux holding association NVF Tech to a US tech hulk was reliable on Dec 13, according to UK regulatory filings.

Crunchbase pronounced a understanding happened in August.

A orator for Google declined to criticism on a squeeze price, or other a sum of a acquisition.

Backed by investors including Arie Capital, Redux lifted $5m (£3.7m) in Mar 2017, and strong on markets including computing, mobile, automotive and industrial controls.

The startup had 178 postulated patents, according to a LinkedIn page.

Alphabet has a operation of intensity uses for a technology. Its categorical Google multiplication started offered a possess smartphones in 2016, so new engineering talent from Redux might assistance a association rise handsets with improved sound.

Redux’s record could also be used emanate haptic feedback — that gives a clarity of hold on a aspect such as a screen.

At a CES consumer wiring discussion in Las Vegas this week, Google is heavily compelling a voice-controlled speakers that contest with Amazon’s Echo device.

Bloomberg

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