QDesign Corporation Opens Silicon Valley Office

SVP Paul Goldberg to Lead Professional Product & Intellectual Property

Activities



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from QDesign Corporation

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- QDesign Corporation,
 a leading provider of advanced digital audio compression solutions for the
 Internet delivery, broadcast and new media markets, has established an office
 in Mountain View, California, to support the company's rapidly expanding
 business development and sales engineering activities.
     Senior Vice President of Professional Products Paul Goldberg, responsible
 for directing product development, marketing and commercial deployment of the
 QDesign professional product family, will also direct and manage QDesign's
 Intellectual Property activities from the new location.
     "We are extremely pleased and excited at these developments," said Richard
 J. Beaton, President of QDesign Corp.  "A base of operations in Silicon Valley
 makes us more accessible to a rapidly growing number of our current and
 potential licensees, as well as provide a home for our U.S. engineering team,
 as we continue our expansion there."
     QDesign's recent acquisition of media security intellectual property
 complements the company's existing portfolio of state-of-the-art digital audio
 compression technologies, and dovetails perfectly with Paul Goldberg's
 arrival.  Added Mr. Beaton, "Paul's wealth of experience adds considerably to
 our existing knowledge base, and he will be invaluable in attracting engineers
 of the highest caliber to our Silicon Valley Group.  His decision to join us
 was a strong vote of confidence in our ability to provide the most flexible
 platform for the secure, profitable delivery of high quality digital audio
 over any wired or wireless network and on any physical media."
     Mr. Goldberg recently joined QDesign from Zoran Corporation, where he was
 Vice President of Audio Products and Intellectual Properties.  His experience
 there and at Dolby Laboratories, where he was responsible for directing the
 research, development and commercialization of the Dolby Digital sound on film
 system, firmly supports QDesign's objective:  to provide the technologies
 needed to move the music industry from a distribution model based on
 non-secure physical media to one based on the combination of secure physical
 media and secure electronic distribution.
     Mr. Goldberg holds a total of seventeen patents in film sound, optical
 data storage, video image printing, medical ultrasonic imaging and medical
 diagnostics. Seven additional patents, six related to the secure distribution
 of entertainment content and one associated with the virtualization of
 multichannel audio signals, are pending. He is an active member of AES, SID
 and SMPTE.
 
     About QDesign Corp.
     With the release of the world's first real-time MPEG-2 audio compression
 software in 1996 and the subsequent introduction of its own MP3, QDesign Music
 and QDX technologies, QDesign has established itself as a leading provider of
 the most advanced audio compression solutions in the broadcast, new media and
 Internet delivery markets. From the inclusion of the QDesign Music Codec in
 Apple QuickTime as the audio compression solution for Internet streaming,
 multimedia authoring and digital music, to the cross-platform MVP jukebox
 application, QDesign has received numerous industry accolades for delivering
 the best web audio technology. QDesign's audio technologies appear in hardware
 processors, digital audio production, automation and distribution systems as
 well as consumer multimedia software. QDesign is a founding member of the
 Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI). For more information on QDesign and
 its products, please visit:  www.qdesign.com.
 
 

SOURCE QDesign Corporation
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- QDesign Corporation,
 a leading provider of advanced digital audio compression solutions for the
 Internet delivery, broadcast and new media markets, has established an office
 in Mountain View, California, to support the company's rapidly expanding
 business development and sales engineering activities.
     Senior Vice President of Professional Products Paul Goldberg, responsible
 for directing product development, marketing and commercial deployment of the
 QDesign professional product family, will also direct and manage QDesign's
 Intellectual Property activities from the new location.
     "We are extremely pleased and excited at these developments," said Richard
 J. Beaton, President of QDesign Corp.  "A base of operations in Silicon Valley
 makes us more accessible to a rapidly growing number of our current and
 potential licensees, as well as provide a home for our U.S. engineering team,
 as we continue our expansion there."
     QDesign's recent acquisition of media security intellectual property
 complements the company's existing portfolio of state-of-the-art digital audio
 compression technologies, and dovetails perfectly with Paul Goldberg's
 arrival.  Added Mr. Beaton, "Paul's wealth of experience adds considerably to
 our existing knowledge base, and he will be invaluable in attracting engineers
 of the highest caliber to our Silicon Valley Group.  His decision to join us
 was a strong vote of confidence in our ability to provide the most flexible
 platform for the secure, profitable delivery of high quality digital audio
 over any wired or wireless network and on any physical media."
     Mr. Goldberg recently joined QDesign from Zoran Corporation, where he was
 Vice President of Audio Products and Intellectual Properties.  His experience
 there and at Dolby Laboratories, where he was responsible for directing the
 research, development and commercialization of the Dolby Digital sound on film
 system, firmly supports QDesign's objective:  to provide the technologies
 needed to move the music industry from a distribution model based on
 non-secure physical media to one based on the combination of secure physical
 media and secure electronic distribution.
     Mr. Goldberg holds a total of seventeen patents in film sound, optical
 data storage, video image printing, medical ultrasonic imaging and medical
 diagnostics. Seven additional patents, six related to the secure distribution
 of entertainment content and one associated with the virtualization of
 multichannel audio signals, are pending. He is an active member of AES, SID
 and SMPTE.
 
     About QDesign Corp.
     With the release of the world's first real-time MPEG-2 audio compression
 software in 1996 and the subsequent introduction of its own MP3, QDesign Music
 and QDX technologies, QDesign has established itself as a leading provider of
 the most advanced audio compression solutions in the broadcast, new media and
 Internet delivery markets. From the inclusion of the QDesign Music Codec in
 Apple QuickTime as the audio compression solution for Internet streaming,
 multimedia authoring and digital music, to the cross-platform MVP jukebox
 application, QDesign has received numerous industry accolades for delivering
 the best web audio technology. QDesign's audio technologies appear in hardware
 processors, digital audio production, automation and distribution systems as
 well as consumer multimedia software. QDesign is a founding member of the
 Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI). For more information on QDesign and
 its products, please visit:  www.qdesign.com.
 
 SOURCE  QDesign Corporation