The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) has really picked up steam since the start of 2019, and the organization apparently has no intentions of slowing down. Back in June, the association, founded by Summit Wireless Technologies, added Compal (Toshiba) and Fengmi to its TV manufacturer roster. And today, the group announced another new name that’ll be joining their ranks: TPV, which manufactures TVs under the Philips banner. That brings the number of WiSA display members to seven.
As the association continues its aggressive growth strategy, WiSA projected that the number of WiSA Ready TVs will reach more than 20 million by the end of 2020.
“WiSA’s rapid adoption as the de facto standard in wireless, high-resolution audio is apparent with 20 million WiSA Ready TVs anticipated in market in 2020,” Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA, said in a statement. “Speakerless WiSA Ready TVs are anticipated to enter the market in 2020, and when connected with a WiSA USB Transmitter, will seamlessly deliver immersive audio to WiSA Certified sound bars and speaker systems ranging from 2.0 to 5.1 configurations. WiSA is poised to play a critical role as the industry moves in this direction.”