Text to Speech chips seem to be dying out. I would think that by now, someone would have a $10 single-chip solution: serial text in, amplified speaker out. Surely the technology exists to do that. But there's no news, no progress. In fact, we're moving backwards; it's hard to find parts anymore. Votrax is dead. Speakjet development boards are backordered most places.
Looks like canned digitized sound is taking over, but I suspect there would be some strong interest in a standalone text-to-speech chip had someone gone down that road.
Anybody know of anything?