Nishtha KanalJul 13, 2013 10:39:43 IST
Acoustics pioneer and founder of Bose Corp. Dr. Amar G. Bose passed away on Friday at the age of 83. Besides heading the high-end audio equipment company, Bose was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Bose was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Indian freedom fighter Noni Gopal Bose and an American mother. He earned bachelor’s degree as well as his master’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT. He also went on to receive a doctorate from the institute. Bose joined the faculty in 1956 and went on to teach physical and psycho-acoustics at MIT till 2011.
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While still teaching at MIT, he founded Bose Corporation in 1964. He also held many patents in acoustics, electronics, nonlinear systems and communication theory, most of which are still used by Bose Corp. in its products.
“Dr. Bose founded Bose Corporation almost 50 years ago with a set of guiding principles centered on research and innovation. That focus has never changed, and never will,” said Bob Maresca, President of Bose Corporation in a statment. “Bose Corporation will remain privately held, and stay true to Dr. Bose’s ideals. We are as committed to this as he was to us. Today and every day going forward, our hearts are with Dr. Bose; and we will do everything we can to make him proud of the company he built.”
Bose donated majority of Bose Corp.’s stocks to MIT in 2011 in the form of non-voting shares in order to sustain and advance MIT’s education and research mission.
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