Tom Paddock has over 40 years of experience in audio systems design. Mr. Paddock has participated in the architecture and mastering of hundreds of audio products.
Currently, Mr. Paddock is the CEO of Sound Research Corporation, founded in 1976, with offices in Texas, Taipei and California. Sound Research Corporation specializes in audio software design.
Mr. Paddock was a principal audio 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, 2018 and 2019 CES Innovation and Best of Innovation Awards and eleven 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, specializing in compressed audio enhancement software 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 and acoustics.
Sound Research has designed audio 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. Tom Paddock is also the CEO of Sound Edge, LLC, the principal architect for the Intel ERT (extended range transducer) and the OMEN Emperium Soundbar, which was awarded honors in the CES 2019 Gaming Speaker category.
Sound Research software architectures and Sound Edge speakers are found in over 250 million audio products worldwide.
Mr. Paddock has a Bachelor of Science with honors from San Jose State University, Department of Aeronautical Engineering.Tom Paddock