Vesper Named CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for ZeroPower Listening MEMS Microphone

-- Heralds the first MEMS microphone to bring voice activation to battery-powered consumer devices — while drawing nearly zero power

Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

BOSTON, Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vesper, developer of the world’s most advanced acoustic sensors, today picked up a major industry recognition: the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ named Vesper a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for the VM1010 — its patented ZeroPower Listening™ MEMS microphone — during an awards ceremony held on November 9, 2017 at CES Unveiled New York. The VM1010 will be displayed at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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“The VM1010 is a hit product that is getting rapidly adopted by Tier 1 consumer-electronics manufacturers. As the only ZeroPower Listening MEMS mic, it uniquely enables always-listening voice interfaces with practically zero power-draw, fulfilling a major unmet market need in smart speakers, TV remote controls, IoT products and other battery-powered devices,” said Matt Crowley, CEO, Vesper. “This is enormously attractive to designers who can now build products that will run for months or even years at a time on a single charge. Like all Vesper products, the VM1010 is also ultra-rugged, so you can immerse it in salty or soapy water, bathe it in dust or even boil it in oil, and it will keep working. We’re thrilled that the CTA has recognized Vesper as a prestigious CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for the VM1010.”

Vesper at CES

Vesper will host private meetings for qualified customers and press at its suite during CES 2018, January 9-12, 2018 in Las Vegas. For more information or to schedule a meeting, please email:

About the CES Innovation Awards

The VM1010 was evaluated across multiple scales: engineering and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present, and how the design and innovation of the product directly compares to other products in the marketplace.

Along with other products submitted for the awards, the VM1010 was judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers, and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer-electronics products across 28 product categories. 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree products are featured on

About Vesper
Vesper is a privately held advanced sensor company based in Boston, MA. With origins at the University of Michigan and initial funding from NASA, NSF and the NIH, Vesper’s award-winning microphones are driving a new era of pervasive voice interfaces and acoustic event-detection products via a proprietary piezoelectric MEMS technology. These products include hearables/wearables, smartphones, smart speakers, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and connected cars. Vesper is funded by Accomplice, Amazon’s Alexa Fund, AAC Technologies, Hyperplane and other strategic partners. For more information about Vesper, please contact us via email: or web: or follow us on social media on Twitter, YouTube, and the Vesper Blog.

ZeroPower Listening is a trademark, and the Vesper logo is a registered trademark of Vesper. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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