Nuance Names Craig Peddie General Manager of Embedded Speech Solutions

BURLINGTON, Mass. - Nuance Communications, Inc. has named Craig Peddie as vice president and general manager of the embedded speech solutions business for the company's Speech Division. Peddie will be responsible for the continued growth of Nuance's speech applications in the mobile device and automotive markets. He will report to Steve Chambers, president of Nuance's Speech Solutions Division, and will be based out of Nuance's Menlo Park, California offices.

Peddie brings more than two decades of international mobile and consumer electronics device experience to the company. Prior to his new role at Nuance, Peddie served as vice president and general manager of Tegic Communications, a provider of predictive text input software and a wholly owned subsidiary of America Online, Inc. During his time at Tegic, Peddie negotiated a research partnership with Beijing University which led to the development of new methods of Chinese language entry for embedded products and the formation of several local strategic alliances for the company.

Previously Peddie also held management positions at Motorola, most recently serving as general manager of Motorola's Lexicus Division, focused on the development and licensing of user interface technology including embedded speech recognition applications. While managing the Lexicus Division, Peddie co-founded the Wireless Village (now part of the Open Mobile Alliance), an international standards organization created to design and promote universal specifications for mobile instant messaging and presence services. Peddie earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Western Ontario.

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