Audience Appoints Andy Keane as Vice President of Marketing
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AudienceÃ‚®, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent voice and audio processors for the mobile marketplace, today announced that it has appointed Andy Keane as its new Vice President of Marketing.
In his new role, Mr. Keane assumes responsibility for the product management, product marketing, applications engineering and marketing communications functions. He will oversee product definition and go-to-market strategy for the company’s range of earSmart(TM) Advanced Voice processors, including driving brand awareness and demand generation.
“With more than 60 smartphone and tablet design wins to date, our product creation, support and communication activities are taking on greater scale,” said Peter Santos, president and chief executive officer, Audience. “Andy’s strong track record in bringing leading-edge technologies to market will be critical to our growing marketing efforts and I am delighted to welcome him to the executive team.”
Mr. Keane was most recently vice president and general manager of the Tesla GPU Computing division at NVIDIA, which he built from the ground up into a business with over $100 million in annual revenue. Prior to NVIDIA, he held executive positions at several semiconductor companies, including 3dfx Interactive, Quantum Effect Devices, Inc., AGEIA Technologies, Inc., and Cooligy, Inc. Earlier in his career, Andy held engineering and marketing roles at Intel Corporation, Silicon Graphics, Inc., Signetics Corporation and Xilinx, Inc.
Audience is a global leader in the emerging field of advanced voice technology. Its family of earSmart(TM) intelligent voice processors models the processes of human hearing, to suppress background noise and enhance mobile call quality. Audience’s award-winning technology fundamentally redefines the mobile voice experience, while improving performance for speech-based services, and enhancing audio quality for multimedia. Audience earSmart(TM) 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.
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