Audience (, a provider of “intelligent” voice and audio solutions, has provided an update on the prospects for use of its processor intellectual property. The company says it doesn’t look like Apple will use its new noise suppression technology in the next gen iPhone.

Audience sells processors and licenses its processor IP to Apple, though Apple isn’t obligated to use it. Audience now believes that it is unlikely that the the iPhone maker will enable Audience’s processor IP in its next generation mobile phone. 

“While we are disappointed by this development, we are confident in the diversification of our business and see sustainable growth in 2012 and beyond,” says Peter Santos, president and chief executive officer. “As such we are raising guidance for the third quarter of 2012. Looking ahead, we believe our expansion into adjacent markets such as Smart TVs, automotive, and notebooks, will continue to bring growth in 2013 and beyond.”

So what voice processing technology will Apple be using in its next iPhone? Stay tuned …