The Thomson brand is probably best associated with cutting edge audio and visual consumer tech, but it can also be found gracing household appliances, home automation systems and LED lighting. Now its portfolio is expanding into the competitive world of mobile communication with five new Android smartphones.
December 14, 2004 MP3, the world's most popular audio compression format is about to go multi-channel. Scientists and engineers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, who developed MP3 together with colleagues from Thomson and Agere Systems, have joined to launch MP3 Surround into the consumer and commercial markets. This technology will enable 5.1 channel surround sound for a broad spectrum of applications including web-based music distribution, broadcasting systems, PC-related audiovisual or gaming applications, consumer electronics and automotive systems.