New Audience eS700 Series Enables New Class of Always-on Mobile Devices

New Audience eS700 Series Enables New Class of Always-on Mobile Devices 
New Family of Processors Features Best-in-Class Codecs and VoiceQ
Technology, Delivering an Evolutionary Step in Natural User Interface 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/06/14 --  Audience, Inc.
(NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in advanced voice processing for mobile
devices, today announced the Audience eS700 series, a family of
Always-on intelligent voice and audio solutions that enables new
levels of voice interaction with smart devices.  
The Audience eS700 series consists of the eS750 range of
best-in-class smart audio codecs and the eS700 range of stand-alone
voice processors. A key new addition to Audience's Advanced Voice
suite of features is VoiceQ, which enables a device to continuously
listen to its surroundings, and act upon a configurable voice command
without the need for interaction via touch, with minimal battery life
impact.  
"We believe that dependable, Always-on voice detection and actuation
is the next must-have mobile technology," said Peter Santos,
president and CEO, Audience. "Our experience in delivering low-power,
high-performance Advanced Voice makes us uniquely capable to deliver
on the promise of a compelling Always-on voice experience." 
The Audience eS700 series includes a wide range of innovations,
notably: 


 
--  Always-on VoiceQ
    --  Technology that enables the device to wake up based on
        factory-programmed or user-dependent keywords, even in noisy
        conditions.
    --  Continuous VoiceQ eliminates the need to pause between the wake-up
        command and the rest of the instruction - "OK Audience -- play
        music."
    The device wakes up only when needed, enabling ultra-low-power --

 
--  Integrated Smart Audio Codec
    --  Industry-leading signal to noise ratio (SNR) performance for
        stereo headphones and high power support for earpiece.
--  Fourth Generation Advanced Voice
    --  Industry-leading noise suppression even in windy conditions, with
        support for up to three microphones.
    --  Speech restoration technology to improve voice quality in even the
        harshest noise environments
    --  Full-Band (48 kHz) voice processing.
--  Third Generation Assisted Speech Recognition
    --  Patented technology delivering high word accuracy rate when
        performing voice commands or voice-enabled searches, even in busy
        streets.
--  Programming API
    --  A new API enables OEMS to access these features, and create
        applications that deliver new user experiences and new levels of
        touch-less interaction with mobile devices.

  
The eS704 and eS702 (Advanced Voice processors), and the eS754 and
eS752 (with smart audio codec) are sampling today with customers, and
consumer devices featuring these processors are expected to be in the
market in the second half of 2014. 
For more information on earSmart(TM) Advanced Voice processors from
Audience, please go here. 
Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements 
 Statements in
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, will, expect, and could and the negative of these terms or
other similar expressions. These statements, including but not
limited to expectations regarding the importance of Always-on
functionality in mobile devices and the anticipated shipping dates of
devices incorporating our eS700 chip, 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: market
demand for Always-on functionality; our dependence on adoption by
OEMs; the success of our OEM customers' products; competition in the
mobile device markets; and other risks inherent in fabless
semiconductor businesses. For a discussion of these and other related
risks, please refer to "Risk Factors" in our most recent Form 10-Q,
which is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
Forward-looking statements represent our management's beliefs and
assumptions only as of the date made. We assume no obligation to
update these forward-looking statements. 
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
www.audience.com. 
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For more information, contact: 
Diane Vanasse
Audience, Inc.
408-242-0027
dvanasse@audience.com  
Marie Domingo 
Marie@mariedomingo.com 
650 888 5642 
 
 
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