Audience, Inc.

Audience, Inc.

Audience, Inc.

Date Founded



331 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)

501 - 1,000


Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Consumer Services
Internet Software & Services
Electrical Products
Computer Software

Company Description

Audience, Inc. provides mobile intelligent voice and audio solutions. The company was founded by Lloyd Watts in 2000 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

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Executives & Employees

Assistant Secretary

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Vice President, Greater China & Vice President, Business Development & Marketing


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Country Controller

Director-Marketing Communications

Principal Architect


Senior Program Manager

Board of Directors

Chief Administrative Officer & Senior Vice President-Human Resources at Knowles Corporation

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Knowles Corporation

Former Treasurer & Senior Vice President at Knowles Electronics Holdings, Inc.

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Recent Transactions
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Knowles Corporation purchases Audience, Inc.

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Audience, Inc. purchases Sensor Platforms, Inc.

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Audience, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Advised onKnowles Corporation purchases Audience, Inc.

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Advised onKnowles Corporation purchases Audience, Inc.

Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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Leader, Shareholder Activism Practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC


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