Apple puts audio processor on hold for iPhone 5
Peter Clarke, EETimes
9/10/2012 12:13 PM EDT
LONDON Audience Inc., a supplier of audio processing ICs and intellectual property, said Apple is unlikely to "enable" Audience's IP in its next generation iPhone 5, which is expected to be launched on Wednesday (Sept. 12).
Audience (Mountain View, Calif.) launched an initial public offering of company shares in May.
Audience had gained design wins in previous iPhone generations with its dedicated audio processors. Rather than representing a design loss in the upcoming iPhone 5, however, the latest move could mean that Audience will continue to supply Apple with separate audio processors and that Apple has opted for now not to shift the iPhone 5's audio processing function into an application processor.
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