Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Company Continues Expansion of Its Software Offerings to Address New Market Segments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Audience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in Advanced Voice and a pioneer in Multisensory processing and natural user experience technology for consumer devices, today announced Audience S1.0, its first Advanced Voice software product. The first generation of Audience's Advanced Voice software, targeted at x86 PCs, tablets and all-in-ones, delivers improved VoIP capability with intelligent key click removal, improved speech recognition performance, and innovative new features like 360° Voice. Audience S1.0 expands the company's software product portfolio, joining the MotionQ library software platform (formerly FreeMotion library from Sensor Platforms).

"Today, Audience introduced its first Advanced Voice software product, marking an important stage in the evolution of the company," said Peter Santos, president and chief executive officer, Audience. "We're excited to see our vision for Advanced Voice coming to fruition and we expect to continue to expand our software portfolio across other platforms and market segments."

Audience S1.0 - Advanced Voice Software for x86 PCs, Tablets and All-in-one Devices
The first generation of Audience S1.0 enables best-in-class experiences for voice over IP (VoIP) calling, voice search, voice commands and other voice controlled applications run on x86 PCs, tablets and all-in-ones. Leveraging Audience's deep experience in voice processing, this solution delivers Super Wideband noise suppression, which can enable ultra-clear VoIP calls in nearly any environment. In addition, acoustic echo cancelation and de-reverberation can drastically reduce annoying double-talk and echo effects in larger, resonant spaces.

Audience S1.0 features intelligent key-click removal -- suppressing the keystroke noise effectively during both quiet pauses and speech. The new software also includes Audience's 360°Voice which allows users to conduct conference calls where all participants can be heard clearly, regardless of their position in relation to the microphones. This superior positional robustness gives the OEM flexibility in microphone placement, potentially enabling lower production costs and reducing limitations on a device's industrial design. Audience S1.0 is based on the company's fourth generation Advanced Voice technology and third generation Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) Assist technology. Based on the Intel ASR specification, tests show performance to be superior to competitive beamforming solutions when tested in conditions where the user's location varies in relation to the microphones.

Audience S1.0 software is currently being evaluated by major PC OEMs for upcoming devices.

For a complete product brief on Audience S1.0, please go here. For more information on MotionQ library, Audience's sensor fusion software solution that delivers high-performance contextual awareness for applications such as fitness tracking and indoor navigation, please go here.

About Audience
Audience, the leader in Advanced Voice, is pioneering Multisensory processing and natural user experiences for consumer devices. Its technologies, based on auditory neuroscience, improve the mobile voice experience and enhance speech-based services as well as audio quality for multimedia. In early 2014, the company announced its expansion into Multisensory and motion processing. Through the combination of Advanced Voice and Multisensory processing, Audience aims to transform the way consumers engage with devices by enabling seamless natural user experiences and context-aware services. The company's products have been shipped in more than 450 million devices worldwide. For more information, see http://www.audience.com.

For more information, contact:
Diane Vanasse
Audience, Inc.
408-242-0027
[email protected]

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Audience, voice, advanced voice, multisensory, consumer, devices, mobile, multimedia, software

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