MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM:
Bruno Putzeys, Co-Founder
Inventor of UcD (Philips), probably still the most widely used class-D amplifier for upmarket audio products. Inventor of Ncore (Hypex), which is generally considered the first class-D amplifier to successfully compete with class-A on audio performance. Developed high performance A/D and D/A converter designs for Grimm and Mola-Mola. Co-founder for Kii Audio. Holds 8 patents and multiple patent disclosures.
Claus Neesgaard, Co-Owner, Director
Held Business/R&D Management, Product Definer and Systems Architect roles (Texas instruments) responsible for launching and growing TI’s TAS/TPA-series class D amplifier portfolio. Stints as head of TI’s Audio DSP product line, leading the transition into streaming-based system solutions. In early career, developed several core innovations in class D amplification for Toccata Technology leading to the acquisition by TI in 2000. M.Sc.E from DTU (1998). Holds 6 US patents.
Lars Risbo, Co-Founder
Pioneered direct switching PCM-PWM audio amplifiers as founder of Toccata Technology, later acquired by Texas Instruments. Elected TI Fellow (2012) and Audio CTO (2013). Research interests include digital signal processing, system-level and signal chain optimization, oversampled data converters, transducers and mixed-signal architectures. Ph.D from DTU (1994). Holds >30 US granted patent families.
Kim Madsen, Applications Manager
Specialized in audio and power electronics. Held roles as Applications Manager, Product Definer and Lead Systems Engineer (Texas Instrument) most recently focused on TI’s Automotive Amplifier portfolio. Developed mil-spec power modules for the Ariane 5 Rocket (Alcatel) and several fighter aircrafts (Dynatech). M.Sc.EE (1991) from DTU. Holds 5 US patents and several patent disclosures.
Carsten Tinggaard, Co-Owner (PURIFI Transducer Technology)
Founder and owner of PointSource Acoustics (2009). Previously Product Manager for Danish Sound Technology (2003) and CTO of Tymphany Denmark (2005) responsible for establishing R&D Denmark facility covering Peerless, Vifa and Scan-Speak brands. Spearheaded Peerless tech. transfer to China manufacturing facilities. Co-owner of PURIFI Transducer Technology (2017), a subsidiary of PURIFI.
Søren Poulsen, R&D
Held roles as Product Definer and Lead Systems Engineer (Texas Instruments) especially focused on performance- and reliability optimization of TI’s mid/high power Audio IC’s. Owned definition and architecture development of worlds highest-power, highest-performance Integrated Circuit (IC) Amplifier. Ph.D from DTU (2004). Holds 5 US patents and several publications.
Peter Lyngdorf, Co-Founder
Owner of Lyngdorf Family Holding, Hi Fi Klubben, DALI and Steinway Lyngdorf. The group has >1000 employees and multiple factories in Denmark and China. Former owner several audio companies including NAD Electronics and Snell Acoustics. Driver of Digital Room Compensation technology from Snell DSP 1000 (1993) through NAD, TacT Audio and now Lyngdorf RoomPerfect.
Morten Halvorsen, R&D Acoustics (PURIFI Transducer Tech.)
Worked as Senior Acoustic Engineer at PointSource Acoustics. Co-developed both the loudspeakers and sound unit of the Montana Sound and SoundBy PointSource products. Specialized in electromagnetic simulations, measurements and procedure optimization. Researched force factor modulation, developing measurement equipment and simulation models. Results presented at AES 138. M.Sc.E.E. with specialization in acoustics from DTU (2014).