For Immediate Release
October 01, 2021 | SGT October 02, 2021
Mycroft AI Contact: Joshua Montgomery
Phone: (785) 840 6155
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.
Aztech Technologies Pte Ltd is a one-stop integrated design and manufacturing solutions provider based in Singapore. Together with our parent company, we have over 30 years of track record in the electronics industry.
Backed by strong R&D, design, engineering and integrated manufacturing capabilities, we provide:
- Original design manufacturing (ODM);
- Original equipment manufacturing (OEM);
- Joint development manufacturing (JDM);
- Electronics manufacturing Services (EMS); and
- Contract manufacturing services (CMS) / Contract Electronics Manufacturing (CEM).
Our customers range from enterprising start-ups to internationally renowned MNCs, spanning across various industries such as IoT, telecommunication, consumer electronics, healthtech, LED lighting, automotive, as well as industrial.
Driven by four R&D centres and holistic manufacturing services from design and material management to logistics services and customer programme management, we support clients with value-added service at every stage of the process starting with product transfer, component procurement, electronics PCB assembly, mechanical assembly, plastics moulding and injection, testing to the shipping of products to deliver a seamless, and unified supply chain.
Since inception, Aztech embraces changes head on, constantly innovating to stay ahead by empowering our clients’ value chain from idea conceptualisation to real world impact, delivering value beyond expectation each and every time.
For more information about us, please visit: https://www.aztech.com/.
For sales and general enquiries, please contact:
Mr Ivan Mun (Vice President, Sales and Marketing)
Tel: +65 6594 2161
For media enquiries, please contact:
Ms Clarie Lim (Corporate Communications Manager)
Tel: +65 6594 2280
Mycroft’s First Officer, a serial entrepreneur and Air Force Officer, Joshua brings more than 15 years of leadership experience to the Mycroft team. He is a strong supporter of the open ethos, net neutrality and consumer privacy. Joshua lives in Holualoa, Hawaii with his wife and co-founder Kris Adair.