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20 Years of the Compact Disc - A Review

Friday, May 10, 15:30 – 17:30 h
Chair: Reinhard Sahr, Burgwedel, Germany
Björn Blüthgen
Peter Burkowitz
Hermann Franz
Jürgen Lang
Lou Ottens
Kees Schouhamer Immink
Joop Sinjou
Han Tendeloo

20 years ago, the Compact Disc Digital Audio System was introduced into the market by Philips and Sony. The very first series of CDs were manufactured by PolyGram (now Universal Music) in Hannover-Langenhagen, Germany, in the year 1982. To celebrate this memorable date, we will discuss with the people in this historical event their activities and difficulties occurring during the development and the market introduction, when sophisticated digital technology came into the private domain with the help of consumer electronics.

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