Audience Appoints Alexis Bernard as Chief Technology Officer
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/13 -- Audience(R), Inc.
(NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for
mobile devices, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Alexis
Bernard as its new Chief Technology Officer.
In his new role, Dr. Bernard is responsible for overall technology
strategy and long range opportunity development, as well as
intellectual property strategy.
"Audience has a broad array of exciting opportunities in voice and
user interface, as well as a strong track record of exploiting
differentiated technologies to build a dynamic, fast growing
business," said Peter Santos, president and chief executive officer,
Audience. "Alexis will help the company leverage these assets and
drive our technology and strategy processes forward. I am excited to
welcome him to the executive team and look forward to the essential
contributions he will make to our company's long-term success."
Dr. Bernard was most recently vice president of technology strategy
and business development at Nokia, where he worked closely with the
CTO on technology strategy, portfolio management, open innovation,
operational excellence and mobile ecosystem partnerships. Prior to
Nokia, he spent 5 years at McKinsey & Company in the firm's telecom,
media and technology practice in New York, consulting with large
telecom and semiconductor clients on strategy and operations. Dr.
Bernard began his career as a researcher in speech coding and
recognition, including more than 4 years in the DSP research and
development center of Texas Instruments. Dr. Bernard holds an MSEE
from the University of Louvain in Belgium, a PhD electrical
engineering from UCLA, and is an inventor on 5 patents in digital
communications and speech technology.
For more information on earSmart(TM) Advanced Voice processors from
Audience, please go here.
Audience is the leader in advanced voice and audio
processing for mobile devices. Its family of earSmart(TM) intelligent
voice processors is based on the processes of human hearing, to
suppress background noise and enhance mobile voice quality.
Audience's technology substantially improves the mobile voice
experience, while also improving the performance of speech-based
services, and enhancing audio quality for multimedia. Audience
earSmart(TM) processors are featured in mobile devices from leading
providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the U.S. The company is based
in Mountain View, California. For more information, see
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