Audience Inc was founded in July 2000. It is a provider of voice and audio solutions that improve voice quality and the user experience in mobile devices. It has collaborations with auditory neuroscientists to understand the human auditory system and have developed purpose-built processors that combine science and technology to function like human hearing. Its low power, hardware-accelerated digital signal processors or DSPs and associated algorithms substantially improve sound quality and suppress noise in mobile devices. Its platform consists of proprietary, purpose-built DSPs, analog and mixed signal circuits and algorithms for voice isolation and noise suppression. It also provides its proprietary AuViD graphical design tools to help original equipment manufacturers design in and tune its products in their efforts to bring mobile devices with the best voice and audio quality to market rapidly. Key elements of its strategy include: improving the user experience through innovation in voice and audio solutions; improving and extending its proprietary platform with enhanced performance and additional capabilities; developing and expanding relationships with OEMs to increase awareness of its solutions; extending collaboration with MNOs and operating system developers to improve voice and audio quality in current and future generations of mobile devices; and leveraging its technology leadership to penetrate new market segments where voice and audio quality impacts the user experience. Its competitive strengths are: Differentiated, scalable technology platform; Collaboration and repeat design wins with OEMs; Significant OEM design support capabilities and significant intellectual property portfolio in voice and audio technologies.