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Date Category Announcement
11/17/2020 Dev Kits Announcing STM32 AVS Integration for AWS IoT reference design
11/11/2020 Alexa Voice Service
Alexa Voice Service Expands to The Netherlands and Colombia
11/10/2020 Dev Kits Streamline the path to market by starting development on EveryWord™ AFE Module and Dev Kit by ArkX Laboratories
10/29/2020

Dev Kits Software AFE development kit powered by Bolom BoVoice speech processing algorithms. 
10/29/2020

Dev Kits Software AFE powered by Philips BeClear audio processing algorithms.
10/29/2020 Testing & Certification Introducing Authorized Security Lab: F-Secure
10/22/2020 Systems Integrators Tuya Smart Recognized as Alexa Voice Service Systems Integrator
10/16/2020 Dev Kits EveryWord™ AFE by ArkX Laboratories launches Featuring Cirrus Logic SoundClear® technology for superior performance at long distances, high noise levels and barge-in during loud playback.
10/06/2020 Alexa Connect Kit SAM D21 Curiosity Nano is a platform to evaluate the SAMD21G17D MCU supported by MPLAB® X IDE and MPLAB Harmony v3 software framework.
9/10/2020 Testing & Certification Kudelski IoT Labs joins Alexa's Authorized Third-Party Labs program
8/24/2020 CPS
Synapse expands relationship with AVS as a Consulting and Professional Services (CPS) provider
7/22/2020 Alexa Connect Kit NXP Semiconductors announces the LPCXpresso55S16 Dev Board - a new Host Microcontroller Unit (HMCU) dev kit solution for creating smart products using the Alexa Connect Kit
6/16/2020 CPS HARMAN expands relationship with AVS as a Consulting and Professional Services (CPS) provider
5/5/2020 Systems Integrators Introducing ICON.AI, an Amazon-approved solution provider offering hardware, software, and services that can help device makers reduce development effort and get their products to market faster.
4/15/2020 ODM Introducing Wave from Hansong: An ultra-small & lightweight portable device capable of bringing Alexa voice control functionality to any existing pair of headphones, earbuds, or Bluetooth-enabled car.
4/14/2020 ODM Introducing the Smart Video Box (WES-10001) from JUNLAM: A smart speaker with a 7” touch screen and Alexa Built-in
3/17/2020 Dev Kits Espressif launched the ESP32-Vaquita dev kit for low-cost connected devices with AVS Integration for AWS IoT Core
3/11/2020 Testing & Certification Announcing 5 New Authorized Test Labs for Alexa Built-in Devices: DEKRA, Eurofins Digital Testing, Spirent, TÜV Rheinland, and CETECOM
3/6/2020 Dev Kits Announcing new Software Audio Front End (AFE) reference algorithms for creating products with Alexa Built-in from from DSP Concepts, Horizon Robotics, AISpeech, and Sound AI
2/25/2020 ACS Introducing Amazon Common Software for Devices (Preview): Accelerate Your Adoption of Amazon Device SDKs
2/3/2020 ODM Introducing AMH-630 from iStage: Wireless Hi-Res audio headphones with Alexa Built-in
2/3/2020 ODM New ODM added to the Alexa for PCs category: CLEVO
1/15/2020 Testing & Certification Introducing Authorized Third-Party Labs offering device testing and security assessment for Alexa Built-In products
1/10/2020 Alexa Connect Kit Announcing new Host Microcontroller Unit (HMCU) dev kit solutions for creating smart products using the Alexa Connect Kit: Nuvoton and ST Microelectronics
12/19/2019 Dev Kits Qualcomm released the Smart Audio 400 Platform Development Kit for Amazon AVS
12/10/2019 Smart Home Alexa Smart Home Controls Now Available via Alexa Voice Service API
11/25/2019

Documentation Introducing AVS Integration for AWS IoT Core, a new cost-effective solution for developing Alexa built-in devices
11/19/2019 Smart Screen SDK Alexa Smart Screen SDK Now Generally Available on GitHub
11/19/2019 Dev Kits MediaTek released the C4X Development Kit for Amazon AVS
11/19/2019 Dev Kits Broadcom released the BCM972180 Voice STB Dev Kit for Amazon AVS
11/19/2019 CPS Consulting and Professional Services for AVS
10/30/2019

Dev Kits

Qualcomm released the Home Hub 100 Dev Kit for Amazon AVS
10/29/2019

ODM Two new ODMs added to the Alexa for Speakers and Communications category: Samesay and JazzHipster
10/3/2019 International AVS Expands to Brazilian Portuguese, with devices from Intelbras, Bose, Sony, and LG
9/25/2019 AVS Device SDK AVS Device SDK v1.15.0 released
9/25/2019 International AVS Supports Hindi; US Spanish and Multilingual Mode Coming Soon
9/24/2019 Alexa Amazon and leading technology companies announce the Voice Interoperability Initiative
9/5/2019 ODM / Dev Kits Announcing new white-box solutions and development kits from XMOS, MediaTek, Hansong, Third Reality, Horn, and Tatung to help device makers bring products to market faster
7/23/2019 ODM Introducing BuddyTalk from InnoMedia: An Intelligent Speakerphone with Alexa Built-in
7/15/2019
International Alexa Voice Service is Expanding to Include Hindi Language Support in India
7/11/2019 Dev Kits New resource to compare Amazon-qualified dev kits for AVS
7/9/2019 AVS Device SDK AVS Device SDK v1.14.0 released
6/28/2019 ODM AddOn released the Apollo Voice personal smart speaker with Alexa built-in
6/27/2019 Documentation Announcing new features and solutions for the Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) Kit
6/27/2019 ODM My Music Group launched two new push-to-talk turnkey solutions that implement the Alexa Mobile Accessory protocol to connect with the Amazon Alexa App on iOS and Android smartphones
6/26/2019
Developer Portal Introducing Role Based Access Control for the AVS Developer Portal
6/11/2019 Dev Kits Knowles released the AISonic SmartMic Headset Development Kit for Amazon AVS
5/29/2019 ODM Two new ODMs added to the Alexa for PCs category: Emdoor and Huaqin
5/24/2019 Documentation Introducing Announcements on Alexa Built-in Devices
5/22/2019
Documentation AVS base URLs updated – Clients must adopt the new URLs, legacy URLs will remain supported
5/22/2019 AVS Device SDK AVS Device SDK v1.13.0 released
5/10/2019 Documentation New UX design guidance for the Attention System – Calling, Messaging, and Announcements
5/7/2019
Alexa for PCs Alexa on your PC is now hands-free
4/29/2019 International Alexa Voice Service is Expanding to include Spanish language support in the United States
4/16/2019 ODM Logitech launches Harmony Express Universal Voice Remote with Alexa Built-in
4/16/2019
Documentation New UX design guidance for buttons and interrupt behavior
4/11/2019
ODM Experience Amazon Alexa on your Set Top Box (STB) with “MyBox’s Alexa Kit”
4/11/2019 ODM JUNLAM Releases Soundbar with Alexa Built-in
4/10/2019 International Alexa Voice Service is Expanding to Brazil with Portuguese language
4/2/2019
AVS Device SDK AVS Device SDK v1.12.1 released
3/21/2019 International AVS Expands to Canadian French, with Sonos, Bose, Harman Kardon, Logitech, Jabra, and First Alert
3/13/2019
Developer Portal Introducing Product Access Control for the AVS Developer Portal
2/27/2019 Dev Kits NXP i.MX RT MCU-based AVS Solution
2/25/2019
AVS Device SDK AVS Device SDK v1.12.0 released
2/20/2019 Dev Kits Mesh Wi-Fi Systems with Alexa Built-in: Redefining How Users Interact with their Wireless Network

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