Audience Brings Advanced Audio Noise Suppression to AT&T Mobile Devices

By Audience Inc., PRNE
Monday, January 25, 2010

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, January 26 - Audience, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced voice and audio
processors for the mobile and telecom marketplace, today announced plans to
deliver noise suppression technology solutions for AT&T wireless devices.
Based on reverse-engineering the human hearing system, the Audience voice
processor chip can identify the primary voice in conversation and cancel out
background noise, intermittent sounds and echoes, whether speaking or
listening, to improve mobile call quality in noisy environments.

"We are excited about the opportunity to work with AT&T to deliver our
advanced noise suppression technology to their devices, enabling mobile phone
users to take and make calls independent of surrounding conditions, freed
from having to adapt their phone usage to noise," said Peter Santos,
president and chief executive officer, Audience. "Combining our audio
processing expertise and technology with AT&T's market leadership and
insight, we also see exciting opportunities to deploy our technology to
enable voice as the next generation interface for mobile device functions and

The Audience noise suppression technology will be introduced across a
selection of AT&T mobile handsets, from various equipment manufacturers, in
the first half of 2010. For mobile customers, the technology significantly
improves the quality of voice communications, by providing immunity to
background noise, and automatically adjusting voice volume and equalization
during calls to adapt to local noise interference. The technology also
enhances performance for voice-based mobile applications such as voice search
and user verification.

"AT&T is pleased to work with Audience to enhance our customer experience
toward our ongoing commitment to deliver the most compelling device portfolio
in the industry," said Jeff Bradley, Senior Vice President, Devices, AT&T
Mobility and Consumer Markets. "Audience provides a unique and
industry-leading solution to an ongoing challenge for mobile users –
background noise — and allows clear and successful communication in nearly
any environment."

About Audience

Audience is a voice processor semiconductor company that enables clear
communications anywhere with noise suppression technology based on the
intelligence of the human hearing system. The technology is applicable across
a broad range of consumer products where voice needs to be intelligible in
noisy environments. Audience was the Silver Winner in the 2008 Wall Street
Journal Technology Innovation Awards and the Winner of the Semiconductor
category. The company was included in Gartner's "Cool Vendors in
Semiconductors, 2008" and selected as the Most Innovative True Mobile
Start-Up for the "2008 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Awards." Audience is one
of 34 founding member companies of the Open Handset Alliance and the only
provider of advanced noise suppression technology. Investors in Audience
include New Enterprise Associates, Vulcan Capital, Tallwood Venture Capital
and VentureTech Alliance. Audience is based in Mountain View, California.

Carrie Worley of Audience, Inc., +1-917-714-7458, cworley at; or Sean Stevens of Atomic PR, +1-415-402-0230, sean at, for Audience, Inc.

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