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Michael Johas Teener

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Audio Fields:

  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Semiconductors
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Mastering Studio
  • Broadcasting - Studio
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Software
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Hardware
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development

Job Duties:

  • Technical Director
  • A/V Computer Designer
  • Designer
  • Engineer
  • Hardware Designer
  • Manufacturer
  • Software Designer
  • Systems Designer


Michael Johas Teener is currently a Distinguished Engineer at Broadcom with major responsibilities for time-sensitive and high performance/low cost network technologies. From 2002 until 2004 he was Plumbing Architect at Apple, a title that he also held from 1988 until 1996. Between his two stints at Apple he was Chief Technology Officer of Zayante, Inc., a FireWire technology provider he co-founded in 1996 and was acquired by Apple in 2002. He was the chief architect of Apple's Firewire technology, and was a major contributor to much of the technology now consolidated under the 1394 standards. His career began in Santa Monica doing simulation, real-time software and computer hardware design for very leading-edge radar and sonar systems, and was later the primary hardware architect for two early digital PBXs (including the first use of Ethernet in a distributed telephone switching system).

He is the chair of the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging Task Group, the co-chair of the IEEE 1722.1 Discovery, Enumeration, Configuration, and Control Working Group, the former chair and editor of IEEE Std 1394-1995, the originator and editor of IEEE Std 1394b -2002 gigabit/long distance supplement, and the chair and editor of IEEE Std 1394c-2006 gigabit/CAT5 supplement. In 2009, Mr. Johas Teener received the IEEE Standards Medallion for "exceptional leadership, clarity of vision, and perseverance in the effort to develop and standardize IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging".

Mr. Johas Teener has a BS from Caltech in 1971, an MS from UCLA in 1976, and holds 29 patents (and over 20 more in process), mostly related to telecom, FireWire, and time sensitive networking.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

IEEE Standards Medallion 2009

Education Background

BS Caltech 1971, MS UCLA 1976

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