MP3 Pioneers Join CEA Hall of Fame

San Diego, CA (October 30, 2007)--Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg, Dr. Dieter Seitzer and Dr. Heinz Gerhauser of Fraunhofer have been inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association's Hall of Fame. The pioneering scientists accepted the honor on behalf of the large team of researchers and engineers that have been developing the mp3 audio coding format since the early 1980s.
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(l-r) Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg, Dr. Dieter Seitzer and Dr. Heinz Gerhauser of Fraunhofer of Fraunhofer have been inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association's Hall of Fame.San Diego, CA (October 30, 2007)--Dr. Karlheinz Brandenburg, Dr. Dieter Seitzer and Dr. Heinz Gerhauser of Fraunhofer have been inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association's Hall of Fame. The pioneering scientists accepted the honor on behalf of the large team of researchers and engineers that have been developing the mp3 audio coding format since the early 1980s.

Dr. Seitzer, Dr. Gerhauser and Dr. Brandenburg expressed their thanks to the members of staff and the involved researchers: "Only by excellent team work a world wide success was made possible. We are very honored and glad about this international award."

Seitzer, Gerhauser and Brandenburg received their awards from CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro in mid-October. In his words of thanks, Dr. Seitzer remembered the early days of audio coding development. Based in Germany, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT have received worldwide recognition in the field of audio coding.

The CEA annually inducts a world class group of inventors, engineers, business leaders, retailers and journalists into its hall of fame to recognize the contributions of true pioneers in the consumer electronics industry. The mp3 inventors join luminaries such as Ray Dolby and William Hewlett and David Packard, founders of the computer manufacturer HP, in the CEA Hall of Fame.

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