Akustica was founded in 2001 in Pittsburgh, PA to commercialize acoustic CMOS MEMS technology licensed from Carnegie Mellon University. Akustica holds the exclusive license to this technology and has continued to build its patent portfolio through 15 years of technology and product development. Akustica introduced the world's first single-chip, digital-output microphone in 2006. In 2009, Akustica was acquired by Robert Bosch, and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bosch Group, a recognized leader in the MEMS industry and the leading global supplier of MEMS sensors. Since its acquisition, Akustica has added Bosch MEMS surface micromachining to its technology toolbox and now also offers a complete portfolio of both analog- and digital-output, high-performance 2-chip microphones. Akustica is the only MEMS microphone supplier in the world that has designed, developed, and manufactured in high volume both single- and two-chip microphone products.