There is growing adoption in both mature and emerging markets of new mobile platforms for consumer and business use of digital content, such as tablets and smartphones. Currently sound from mobile devices is of poor quality and low volume. This requires users to use headphones to hear the audio. HyperSound technology can be used to direct sound to a single listener. This delivers users a higher quality private experience without the use of headphones.
The market for tablet devices is expected to be 86 million units globally in 2012. Global smartphone shipments in 2010 exceeded 300 million units according to International Data Corporation representing a 74% growth from 2009.