Tom Paddock

Bachelor of Science, San Jose State University, Department of Engineering, Aeronautics, 1978. Honors: cum laude

Tom Paddock has over 40 years of experience in audio product and software design. Mr. Paddock has participated in the design and mastering of hundreds of audio products.

Currently, Mr. Paddock is the CEO of Sound Research Corporation, founded in 1976, with offices in Lake Tahoe, Folsom,  Silicon Valley,  Los Angeles, Houston, Taipei, Hawi, Shenzhen, and Suzhou. Sound Research specializes in audio software design, acoustic systems engineering and speaker design.

Mr. Paddock was a principal acoustic and audio software and systems architect for Professor Stephen Hawking, Apocalypse Now, Grateful Dead, Windham Hill, Cher, Different Fur Recording, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir, The Tubes, Jerry Garcia, George Winston, Taj Mahal, Carlos Santana, Brian Eno and David Byrne, among others. He received the 2008, 2016, 2017 (3 wins), 2018 and 2019 CES Innovation and Best of Innovation Awards, and 11 Platinum and Gold RIAA Record Awards.

Mr. Paddock previously served as Director of Audio Research for Synopsys, Vice President of Audio Systems for Virage Logic, and Vice President of Audio Software Systems for ARC International. He co-founded the audio technology company Sonic Focus, a company that specialized in compressed audio enhancement for Intel, Lenovo, Dell, Gateway, Fujitsu, AlienWare and ASUStek.

Mr. Paddock has authored, co-authored and has received seventeen patents in the fields of audio hardware and software and acoustics.

Sound Research has designed audio products and systems for HP, Intel, Dell, Realtek Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Analog Devices, Lenovo, Acer, Skull Candy, NEC and Toshiba.

Sound Research technologies are in over 200 million audio products worldwide.

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