MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Audience, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADNC), the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices, today announced that it has appointed Edgar Auslander as its new vice president of product management and marketing. Mr. Auslander will be responsible for all elements of the company's marketing including product management, product marketing, and marketing communications functions.
Edgar Auslander of Audience
Audience Appoints Edgar Auslander as Vice President of Product Management and Marketing

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"Audience has a number of exciting opportunities ahead as we broaden our portfolio to include advanced multisensory products and diversify into adjacent markets," said Peter Santos, president and CEO of Audience. "Edgar's focus, energy and impressive track record of bringing new, complex products to market will be of great value to us as we accelerate our growth."

Mr. Auslander has 25 years of experience in executive and functional leadership roles with Fortune 100, venture capital and start-up companies. Prior to Audience, Mr. Auslander was with Qualcomm where he was the vice president of corporate development and strategy, identifying and pursuing acquisitions. Prior to that role, he was the vice president of product management, responsible for Qualcomm's chipsets product roadmap planning. Before joining Qualcomm, Mr. Auslander was the senior vice president of strategic planning at ST-Ericsson. He has served as a member of the board of directors of QuickLogic as well as on the advisory boards of several start-ups.

He has also held senior management roles at Intel, VantagePoint Venture Partners, and IXI Mobile Inc., a pioneer in wearable and connected devices. Notably, Mr. Auslander was one of the founders of Texas Instruments' wireless business unit where he held several operational and executive roles. A senior member of IEEE, Mr. Auslander is a published author who received an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and Bachelor of Science degrees in both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from ESME in France.

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About Audience

Audience is the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices, and in early 2014 announced its expansion into advanced multisensory and motion processing. Its family of earSmart™ 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™ 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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