Lauten Audio Welcomes Dr. Charles Chen as Chief Engineer of Microphones

Santa Clara, CA, January 09, 2008 --( Lauten Audio is pleased to announce that Dr. Charles Chen has joined the company as Chief Engineer. Dr. Chen will be responsible for Lauten Audio's microphone engineering and design. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company, including ten years of hands-on experience in electronics and circuitry design as a product development engineer of radio receivers and speakers.

Dr. Chen holds a BS degree in Physics and Masters and Ph.D. degrees with focus on aerodynamics and computer simulation from a top university in the Netherlands. With his academic background and experience, he has been able to apply Physics theorems to improve capsule and circuitry designs in microphones. He is intimately familiar with the latest research in Acoustic theory, and developed a capsule simulation model that has proven to be invaluable in the development of high-quality capsules. Dr. Chen has also been working on a revolutionary microphone testing system that links qualitative observations from hearing tests to quantitative physical properties and attributes.

“We are very excited and honored to welcome Dr. Chen to the team. With his knowledge and experience we will be able to reinforce our focus on the design and manufacturing of unique, high-quality professional microphones,” said Brian Loudenslager, Founder of Lauten Audio. “This is just the beginning of what we are doing to build a long and successful future for Lauten Audio. Bringing on someone like Dr. Chen demonstrates that we are committed to raising the bar for professional microphones. We’re not just tweaking the design of mics from the past; we are really focusing on ground-up designs and unique sound.”

“For many years I have been interested in the design and development of microphones, and in particular transducer design and applications,” said Dr. Charles Chen. “Having had numerous discussions and consultations with Mr. Loudenslager, it was only natural for me to become part of the team. I feel Lauten Audio has the passion and resources to bring my research and designs to life.”

Dr. Chen has worked in the academic field as a Lead Scientist and Researcher for over 25 years, and held positions at Duke University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, San Diego State University, and National Research Institute of China. Most recently he was in the high-tech industry and joined Lauten Audio from IBM.

About Lauten Audio:
Lauten Audio is a high-end microphone manufacturer formed by professionals with diverse backgrounds ranging from microphone design, physics, recording engineering, electrical engineering, international business, and manufacturing. The company’s philosophy is to build better sounding microphones through unique designs, careful component selection, efficient manufacturing processes, and extensive listening tests.

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