Apple hires digital audio expert away from Audience
Apple has hired Dana Massie, a digital signal processing expert from Audience, a company that specializes in audio processing. Their voice processing technology was used in the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Massie has actually previously worked at Apple as a manager, and will be rejoining the company as a system-on-a-chip (SoC) audio architect. At Audience, he was head of digital signal processing chip architecture, according to MacRumors:
It's not clear what Massie's exact duties will be, with his expertise lending itself both to possible audio processing improvements in Apple's A-series chips, as well as better voice recognition for Siri.
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