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Grosh and Littrell’s company Vesper making news


Vesper, a durable low-power microphone

ME Professor Karl Grosh and Alumni Bobby Littrell’s company Vesper announced that it has closed on a $15 million Series A round led by Accomplice with participation also coming from Amazon’s Alexa Fund, Hyperplane, Miraenano Tech, and other undisclosed investors. Vesper is building a durable low-power microphone that listens forever, and through the start-up’s VM1010 piezoelectric MEMS microphones, which generate electric energy from the very sound waves the devices receive, they are aiming to keep mobile devices like Siri and Alexa more tuned into their surroundings.

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Vesper was recently recognized with the 2016 Ultimate Product of the Year award at the Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) competition ceremony. Littrell, the CTO of Vesper, also won ACE’s 2016 Innovator of the Year award.

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