North Andover, Mass— September 12, 2016—Andover Audio, the advanced technology original equipment developer led by former Cambridge SoundWorks General Manager Rob Mainiero, and Frontier Silicon, a leading technology provider for the consumer audio sector, are announcing a new strategic partnership in conjunction with CEDIA 2016, the home technology expo.
“This partnership between Frontier Silicon and Andover Audio makes for a terrific fit. Frontier’s technical, manufacturing and sales philosophies match ours,” said Mainiero, CEO of Andover Audio. “The audio industry is rapidly evolving through forward thinking and creative companies. Frontier Silicon is one of those companies.”
Andover Audio components are designed specifically for end users in the automotive, casino gaming and tele-communications categories. The company holds two U.S. patents and is recognized worldwide as a leader in OEM design and high performance audio solutions.
The companies will begin immediate collaboration on projects designed to incorporate Andover Audio’s expert engineering and manufacturing with Frontier’s leading edge technologies into consumer and commercial markets. This partnership represents Andover Audio’s return into the consumer electronics market.
“We see the emergence of the Wi-Fi-enabled smart audio market as an exceptional opportunity, with growing numbers of consumer audio brands entering the market and active promotion from ecosystem players such as Google. We are delighted to be partnering with Andover Audio to introduce our new solution incorporating Google Cast into the U.S. market,” said Anthony Sethill, Frontier Silicon CEO.
“This technology and collaboration has the ingredients, talent and experience to bring game-changing technology to the market,” Mainiero said.
About Andover Audio
Founded in 2012, Andover Audio is a fifth generation Henry Kloss company, descended from Cambridge SoundWorks, and has extensive history in the design and manufacturing of consumer and OE audio products. When it formed, Andover Audio incorporated the management, engineering and design teams and OEM customers from Cambridge SoundWorks. The company’s product development, engineering and sales functions are located in Massachusetts. Sourcing and contract manufacturing is based in China. Learn more at http://andoveraudio.com.
About Frontier Silicon Limited
Frontier Silicon is the world’s leading supplier of integrated circuits and modules for digital radio and smart audio products. Frontier Silicon’s audio products offer solutions for DAB/DAB+, Internet Radio and Wi-Fi enabled wireless speakers and soundbars - from silicon through software to production-ready platform designs. Customers supplied by Frontier Silicon include Bose, Denon, Grundig, harman/kardon, Onkyo, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Pure, Roberts, Sony, TechniSat, Yamaha, and many more. Frontier Silicon is a trademark or registered trademark of Frontier Silicon Ltd.