FierceWireless Selects Cypher Corp. as a "Fierce 15" Startup Company for 2015

Cypher's voice isolation technology recognized for potential to transform mobile phone communications by eliminating background noise on cell phone calls

Jun 15, 2015, 08:30 ET from Cypher

SALT LAKE CITY, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypher, a leader in next-generation audio enhancement solutions for mobile communications, today announced that it has been selected as a 2015 "Fierce 15" winner by FierceWireless, a designation that recognizes Cypher's potential for changing the wireless industry.

"Cypher's software analyzes and identifies unique aspects of human voice and then separates the voice from background noise to create much better sound quality for mobile phones," said Phil Goldstein, Editor of FierceWireless. "The company's neural network, with a database of more than 40,000 human voices, creates an algorithm that can detect speech and isolate that sound from all types of background noise. This technology has the potential to improve a basic yet vital aspect of the mobile experience, since smartphones are still phones after all." 

Unlike traditional noise reduction methods and emerging HD voice technologies, Cypher's technology does not rely on the acoustical design of hardware, infrastructure upgrades or network compatibility. Instead, Cypher's software can be seamlessly integrated into virtually any operating system. As a result, it is easier to implement than hardware solutions, while offering superior performance at a fraction of the cost.

In recent standards-based telephony testing, Cypher's voice isolation software showed virtually a complete elimination of background noise with an accompanying improvement in voice audio quality. Cypher also boosts speech recognition accuracy and performance by up to 40 percent in noisy environments.

"We are honored to be recognized by FierceWireless as a 2015 'Fierce 15,' as it confirms that our innovative and rigorously-tested software solution to the ongoing problem of hard-to-understand cell phone conversations is a game changer in wireless communications," said John Walker, Cypher's CEO and co-founder. "We believe mobile phone users are eager for a solution that makes crystal clear audio calling possible even in the nosiest environments. Our technology can provide that solution to billions of cell phone users worldwide."

The FierceWireless "Fierce 15" celebrates the spirit of being "fierce," championing innovation and creativity, even in the face of intense competition. The complete list of winning companies is available on the FierceWireless Web site at More information on Cypher's voice isolation technology can be found at

About FierceWireless
FierceWireless, an internationally recognized email newsletter and online publication covering the wireless industry, evaluated numerous privately-held, U.S.-based companies on the basis of their technology, products and services; their business plans and vision; and most of all on their potential for changing the wireless industry. The Fierce 15 companies were evaluated and selected by FierceWireless' team of editors – Sue Marek, Mike Dano, and Phil Goldstein.

About Cypher
Cypher is a leader in delivering next-generation pattern recognition and audio enhancement solutions for mobile communications. Cypher software algorithms detect and separate acoustic signals on today's mobile devices in real time, dramatically reducing background noise and significantly improving voice quality and intelligibility. For more information please visit

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