Conexant Systems Inc. has been named a finalist in the semiconductor category of the Orange County Technology Alliance annual High-Tech Innovation Awards for its CX20921 voice-processing chip. The CX20921 combines an integrated DSP CODEC processor with voice-processing algorithms to create a distant speaker voice processing solution for consumer electronics. The chip also includes a low-power voice wake-up capability, which enables the end user to both turn on and control the product using only his/her voice. Winners will be announced at the awards gala, Celebrating Technology Innovation, in Orange County on Oct. 9. For more information, visit www.octechalliance.com and www.conexant.com.