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Avoca Semiconductor

The world’s first voice-enabled remote control for Home Automation environments, a $100M opportunity.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

Avoca has developed a new class of speech recognition: Voice Control & Search Technology which is simple and effective. It picks things from lists by voice, giving world class voice control. First volume application is for Control4's Home Automation sytems, with sales through 1600 independent dealers in North America.


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    Iain Howard Scott

    32 yrs experience in the semiconductor industry: National Semiconductor- analogue IC design; Gennum Product Manager; VP and GM of MOSAID’s Semiconductor Division from ’89 to ’96, building a strong and revenue-oriented engineering business. Exec Dir of SMC and RapidIO trade associations. Founder/CEO Avoca in 2001. Board member for start-ups Accelerix and ATMOS.

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    Bruce Watson
    Senior Software Developer

    Over 25 years of senior technical and management experience - a versatile design leader with experience including Gandalf, Plaintree and his own start-up: Portalsphere.

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    Ian Hughes
    VP Business Development

    Business Unit manager with Mosaid Technologies, then Tektronix


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    Nick Massenzio, Deloitte