MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Mar. 21, 2012 – Audience®, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent voice and audio processors for the mobile marketplace, today announced that it has appointed Rich Geruson to its Board of Directors.
“We are pleased to have Rich Geruson join the board and look forward to leveraging his broad mobile industry knowledge and experience,” said Mohan Gyani, chairman of the Board of Directors at Audience. “Rich’s background and insight, gained from years at household name technology companies, will prove instrumental to Audience as the momentum for voice-enabled technologies continues.”
“This is a very exciting time for mobile voice communications,” said Geruson. “Audience’s breakthrough earSmart technology substantially improves the sound quality of a mobile phone call and I look forward to working with the executive team to build on its positive momentum as the company expands into new fields, such as improving the performance of voice assisted search.”
Geruson is president and chief executive officer of Phoenix Technologies, a position he has held since February, 2011. Geruson’s career spans 27 years in telecommunications and computer software industries, having served as chief executive officer of VoiceSignal Technologies, senior vice president at Nokia Americas’ mobile phone business, vice president and general manager of IBM’s networking distribution business in North America.
Mr. Geruson holds three graduate degrees from the University of Oxford, including a Ph.D. in Economics and was a member of the research faculty at Harvard Business School, where he completed the book, A Theory of Market Strategy, published by Oxford University Press.
Audience is the global leader in the emerging field of advanced voice technology for mobile devices. Its family of earSmart™ intelligent voice processors models the processes of human hearing, to suppress background noise and enhance mobile call quality. Audience’s award-winning technology redefines the mobile voice experience, while 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 www.audience.com.