Microsoft says that through Cortana Devices SDK, OEM vendors can easily deploy voice aides to the device. The company also shows the content of the development suite with an example of the recently released JCI Thermostat thermostat.
Many OEM vendors, including Synaptics, Qualcomm, Allwinner and TONLY, are interested in investing in Cortana. These companies will bring a new reference design for the Cortana experience. Developers can also use / build Cortana skills.