Writing from Austin, TX, the music capital of the world, and having just experienced the SXSW interactive, film, and music festival, I can attest the importance of audio engineer work. With the rise of demand in digital content for advanced interactivity, TV's, mobile devices, and quality of sound, speakers--both commercial and consumer-grade needs research like this. Because hearing also a subjective sense, audiologists and sound engineers have to know how to please both trained ears and the hearing of the masses. With the boom of automotive infotainment (consumer-grade) and even the increase in millionaire/billionaires in the world (high end-sound systems for private jets, etc), calls for higher quality in sound. Audiologists must work closely with architects as they determine the sound flow in various spaces--both corporate and for public enjoyment.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.