20 Apr '17, 3pm

Kees Immink: The Man Who Put Compact Discs on Track

Kees Immink: The Man Who Put Compact Discs on Track

Toward the end of the year, Sony sent engineer Hiroshi Ogawa over to Philips with a big box of electronics, Immink recalls. Ogawa hooked up his gear, Immink hooked up the Philips prototype, and the two, using experimental discs made with each company’s coding technologies, started their tests. They messed up the plastic discs with scratches and dust and, eventually, crammed more bits onto the discs to see how long they could extend playing time before the discs became unreadable. And then the two engineers packed up their gear, went to Tokyo, and repeated the experiments—because, Immink notes facetiously, “Of course, the rules of physics are completely different in Tokyo than in Eindhoven.” The whole process took several months.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/tech-careers/kees-immink...

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