Infotech Lead America: Amazon.com has acquired text-to-speech technology company IVONA Software.
IVONA’s technologies powers Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features on Kindle Fire tablets.
Additionally, IVONA delivers text-to-speech products and services for thousands of developers, businesses and customers around the world.
“The IVONA team shares our passion for innovation and customer obsession, and we look forward to building great products to deliver world-class voice solutions to customers around the world,” said Dave Limp, vice president, Amazon Kindle.
IVONA offers voice and language portfolios with 44 voices in 17 languages and more in development.
“For more than ten years, the IVONA team has been focused on creating innovative text-to-speech technologies,” said Lukasz Osowski, CEO and co-founder of IVONA. “We are all thrilled that Amazon is supporting our growth so that we can continue to innovate and deliver exceptional voice and language support for our customers.”