Mr. Paddock has over 40 years of experience in product engineering and he has designed audio and acoustic systems for more than 310 consumer products. Currently, Mr. Paddock is the CEO of Sound Research Corporation, founded in 1976, with offices in Lake Tahoe and Silicon Valley, California, Taiwan, Russia and China.
Mr. Paddock received the 2008 and 2016 CES Innovation Awards along with nine RIAA Platinum and Gold Record Awards for audio engineering and acoustic product design. He has served previously as Vice President of Audio Systems for Virage Logic, and Vice President of Audio Systems for ARC International and Director of Audio Research for Synopsys. Mr. Paddock co-founded the audio technology company Sonic Focus and developed Intel Audio Studio for Intel Corporation. He has authored, co-authored and received multiple patents in the field of audio processing, transducer, loudspeaker and acoustic systems design. Mr. Paddock was the acting CTO for Grateful Dead Productions and was the creator of www.dead.net and www.cher.com.
Mr. Paddock has designed audio systems in collaboration with world-class artists including Jerry Garcia, George Winston, Cher, Francis Ford Coppola, Bob Weir, Neal Schon, Van Morrison, Grateful Dead, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Taj Mahal, Huey Lewis and the News, Will Ackerman, Jack Casady, Charles M. Schulz, James Taylor, Maria Muldaur, Stevie Wonder, Lily Tomlin, Carlos Santana, Patrick Gleeson, Kronos Quartet, Darol Anger and Barbara Higbie, Meryl Streep, and Jack Joseph Puig.
Mr. Paddock has designed audio systems for top organizations including Stanford Computer Research into Music and Acoustics, Windham Hill Records, Hewlett Packard, Dell, ASUSTek, Lenovo, Acer, AlienWare, Gateway, Analog Devices, Virage Logic, Synopsys, Different Fur Recording, Fortune Grand, Conexant, Tensilica, Cadence, Realtek, Texas Instruments, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Clear Channel, AAC Technologies, Solidex, Zylux, Skullcandy, and GGEC, among others.
Tom Paddock is a principal acoustic systems designer for Intel Corporation.
Tom Paddock is the principal acoustics and audio systems designer, in collaboration with Intel Corporation, for Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.