Audience Introduces New Advanced Voice Processor for Mobile Computing

Audience Introduces New Advanced Voice Processor for Mobile Computing 
earSmart eS320 features 360 Voice, Super Wideband Noise Suppression
for VoIP, and Optimized ASR Assist 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/13 --  Intel Developer
Forum -- Audience(R), Inc. (NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in advanced
voice and audio processing for mobile devices, today announced the
earSmart(TM) eS320, the world's first Advanced Voice processor
created specifically for tablets, ultrabooks and hybrid all-in-one
PCs. With a suite of voice processing technologies targeted
specifically at mobile computing, the earSmart eS320 can be used to
dramatically improve the user experience of voice-enabled
applications across the new wave of innovative PC form factors
entering the market. 
The earSmart eS320 features advanced voice processing based on the
science of human hearing -- enabling computing devices to hear in a
manner similar to the way humans do. 360 degrees  Voice, Super
Wideband noise suppression and PC optimized Automatic Speech
Recognition (ASR) Assist are key enabling technologies that are
providing PC manufacturers the flexibility to create the new
convertible and ultrabook form-factors consumers are demanding. 
"Advanced Voice has an important role to play in modern computing
platforms, such as convertibles, ultrabooks, and tablets, especially
for VoIP applications like Skype, and speech-to-text programs which
are becoming common for productivity," said Robert Schoenfield, vice
president of marketing and business development, Audience. "The
consumer's desire for a consistent user experience, regardless of
their location, requires Audience's best-in-class voice experience,
and the earSmart eS320 delivers on this demand." 
Audience 360 degrees  Voice
 The 360 degrees  Voice feature allows
the user to move freely around their device while preserving voice
quality. Unlike legacy solutions that require three or more
microphones to achieve required performance, Audience's superior
positional robustness is delivered with just two microphones, based
on the ability of the earSmart eS320 to automatically localize and
enhance voice sources. As a result, manufacturers also have greater
flexibility with regards to microphone placement, which can lower
production costs and re
duce limitations on the device's industrial
Super Wideband Noise Suppression for VoIP
 Every day, 300 million
users make two billion minutes of online video calls.(1) PC and
tablet manufacturers are being called on to provide the right
technology solutions for high-quality VoIP experiences. The Audience
earSmart eS320 features Super Wideband noise suppression, enabling
users to make and take ultra-clear VoIP calls in nearly any
environment. In addition, acoustic echo cancelation and de-reverb
allows users to drastically reduce annoying double-talk and echo
effects in larger, resonant spaces.  
Optimized ASR Assist for PCs and Tablets
 Audience ASR Assist
technology addresses the most difficult challenges faced by speech
recognition applications such as voice search and speech-to-text. In
particular the speech recognition engine often fails to recognize
spoken words and complete the assigned task because of disruptive
background noise. Audience's custom hardware-accelerated algorithms
help to cleanly isolate the speaker's voice from surrounding
environmental noise, which can dramatically improve the word
recognition accuracy and task improvement. Audience ASR Assist
technology also enables other interesting use cases, such as the
ability to transcribe a VoIP call in real-time, even with background
noise present.  
The earSmart eS320 was designed specifically for PCs and Android
based devices. The earSmart eS320 works across companion PC codecs as
well. Consumer devices equipped with the earSmart eS320 are expected
to be in the market from Q4 2013. For a detailed product brief and
more information about the earSmart eS320 and all earSmart(TM)
Advanced Voice processors from Audience, please go here. 
About Audience 
 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 
Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements 
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the press release regarding Audience, Inc., which are not historical
facts, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as
believe, expect, may, will, provide, could and should and the
negative of these terms or other similar expressions. These
statements, including but not limited to statements relating to the
role of our products and product technology in computing platforms
and expectations of consumer demand for voice quality in computing
platforms, are based on current expectations and assumptions that are
subject to risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ
materially from those we anticipate as a result of various factors,
including: our dependence on adoption by OEMs, our ability to expand
our existing relationships with our existing OEMs and to establish
relationships with new OEMs, the success of our OEM customers'
products; unit sales and pricing trends in the computing platform
markets; increasing competition, including competition from companies
with large, long-term positions in the computing platform markets;
and our reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble and test
our products. For a discussion of these and other related risks,
please refer to "Risk Factors" in our most recent Form 10-Q for the
three months ended June 30, 2013, which is available on the SEC's
website at Forward-looking statements represent our
management's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date made. Except
as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these
forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons actual results
could differ materially from those anticipated in these
forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available
in the future.  
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For more information, contact: 
Diane Vanasse
Audience, Inc.
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