Kansas City, MO – September 21, 2021 & Singapore – September 22, 2021 – Mycroft AI has selected Aztech Technologies Pte Ltd as its design partner and contract manufacturer for the company’s Mark II smart speaker. Singapore based Aztech, a subsidiary of Aztech Global Ltd., is a leader in electronic design and manufacturing and was chosen from several strong candidates in a rigorous six-month vetting process.
“We are very happy to have Aztech’s expertise and scale behind the Mark II”, said Mycroft CEO Michael Lewis, “as a Group, they bring 35 years of experience in consumer electronics to the project and we’re really excited to be working with them.”
Aztech was selected because they were very responsive, went above and beyond in assessing the Mark II design and manufacturing requirements and clearly demonstrated their competence and enthusiasm.
Aztech is a one-stop integrated solutions provider with strong R&D, design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Supported by four R&D centres in Hong Kong, Shen Zhen, Dong Guan and Singapore, it has three manufacturing facilities in Dong guan, China and in Johor, Malaysia. The Mark II will be produced at its Malaysian manufacturing plant.
“We are privileged to be selected among several strong contenders, and are very excited in our partnership with award winning Mycroft AI,” said Daniel Oh, Senior Vice President for Sales and Business Development of Aztech, “In addition to our production capabilities in Malaysia, Aztech is committed to the manufacturing success of Mark II through this synergistic collaboration.”
Mycroft’s new smart speaker is expected to democratize the voice assistant market by bringing both privacy and a robust open source software stack to the fastest growing segment of the tech sector. With Aztech’s expertise in design and manufacturing and Mycroft’s proven software, the Mark II is shaping up to be a game changer for customers who value openness and privacy.