As a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and specialty component solutions, serving the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, military, aerospace, and industrial markets, Knowles has achieved excellence for nearly 70 years. We strive to continuously reinvent our industry, and develop technology that improves the audio experience. Today, Knowles products are used by more than one billion people worldwide every day, enhancing how they interact with the world around them. Headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Knowles has nearly 12,000 employees across 15 countries, including more than 800 engineers dedicated to pioneering acoustics and audio technology. This R&D investment, coupled with our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities around the world, enable us to deliver advanced MEMS microphones, balanced armature speakers, voice processing and algorithms, and capacitors and timing devices. We see possibility in unexpected places, and are unified by a spirit of innovation to constantly push boundaries, drive the industry forward and enable people to experience improved voice and audio quality in every facet of their lives. We transform the way people communicate, interact with technology and enjoy sound. We are Knowles.

Itasca, US
Size (employees)
8,000 (est)-33%
Knowles was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, US

Knowles Office Locations

Knowles has offices in Itasca, Mountain View, Shanghai, Beijing and in 4 other locations
Itasca, US
Seoul, KR
Bengaluru, IN
Taipei, TW
Beijing, CN
Shanghai, CN
Mountain View, US

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Market capitalization

$1.7 b

Closing share price

Knowles's current market capitalization is $1.7 b.

Knowles Financials

Knowles's revenue is $859.3 m in FY, 2016 which is a 20.8% decrease from the previous period.
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$1.1 b$1.1 b$859.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Gross profit

$232.7 m$242.5 m

Operating expense total

$285.8 m$477.6 m


($53.1 m)($235.1 m)

Net Income

($87 m)($233.8 m)($42.3 m)

Operating cash flow

($50.4 m)$8.1 m

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