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Dr. Sennheiser to be Inducted in CE Hall of Fame

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser is scheduled to be inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association CE Hall of Fame.

Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, founder of Sennheiser Electronic GmbH & Co. KG, is scheduled to be inducted into the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) CE Hall of Fame. The 95-year-old is one of 12 honorees to be inducted in 2008 and was chosen by the CE jury in the Founders and Inventors category.

"We are as excited about this announcement as is Prof. Dr. Fritz Sennheiser himself," said Volker Bartels, speaker of the Sennheiser executive team. "Fritz Sennheiser still takes a keen interest in the company he founded, and feels very honored by this recognition from the American consumer electronics industry."

Under Sennheiser's management, the family-owned company designed many innovations. According to the company, these feats include the shotgun microphone in the 1950s, open-back headphones in the 1960s, infrared transmission technology in the 1970s, and developments in multi-channel wireless technology in the early 1980s. Prof. Dr. Sennheiser also taught RF wireless technology and electro-acoustics at University of Hanover in Germany.

"I am proud to honor the accomplishments of these 12 leaders in the consumer technology industry, which provides the products and services that inform, educate, entertain, and keep consumers connected. They inspire all of us," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA.

The CE Hall of Fame was founded in 2000. Sennheiser, along with fellow inductees Ken Kutaragi of Sony; Martin Cooper and Donald Linder, who developed the first mobile phone; and Joe Clayton, CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, will be inducted during an awards dinner in October.



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