DTS Celebrates 20 Years Of 'Making The World Sound Better' (Graphic: Business Wire)

In recognition of its 20th anniversary, DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a leader in high-definition audio solutions and audio enhancement technologies, today released an infographic titled, “Making the World Sound Better,” commemorating key company milestones and accomplishments that have occurred since DTS was founded in 1993. The anniversary infographic has also been introduced as part of “ DTS 7.1 Day,” a July 1 holiday declared by the state of California which honors DTS’ cutting-edge technologies—such as its 7.1 surround sound solutions—and longstanding economic and entertainment contributions to the arts.

“These last 20 years at DTS have been a tremendous experience and I can’t wait to see what the next 20 years will bring,” said Jon Kirchner, chairman and CEO at DTS. “In the course of the past two decades, DTS witnessed the CE and entertainment industries undergo several substantial changes, including the shift from film to digital cinema, the Internet boom, the rise of Blu-ray™, the rapid evolution of processing power in CE products, streaming media, social media and the transition to digital content consumption. Embracing the many changes that span the industries in which we do business, DTS is still here and stronger than ever, proving that sound matters.”

Major points noted within the infographic include:
  • In its founding year, DTS had a total of 46 patents. In 2013, 20 years later, the company now holds 695 patents 1
  • By its 10-year anniversary, DTS’ audio technologies had shipped in more than 200 million CE products worldwide
  • In 2009, the state of California officially recognized July 1 as 7.1 Day

Celebrating this year’s 7.1 Day, DTS will be hosting a month-long 20-year anniversary sweepstakes across its Facebook and Twitter pages that will award prizes such as a Yamaha soundbar, Toshiba tablet, Jurassic Park Blu-ray discs—the film that introduced DTS master-quality sound in 1993—and more. Fans are encouraged to use the #DTS20Years hashtag to enter and more entry details can be found via facebook.com/dts.inc and @DTS_Inc.

For more information about DTS, please visit www.dts.com, or connect with DTS on Facebook and Twitter ( @DTS_Inc ).

1. Patent figures represent the combined sum of those pending and issued.

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