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DTS Appoints CTO

DTS, Inc. announced that it has appointed Dr. Frederick Kitson to it newly created position of EVP and Chief Technology Officer.

According to the statement, Dr. Kitson comes to DTS from Motorola, where he served as Corporate Vice President and head of Research and Development for its Applied Research Center. Dr. Kitson will oversee all of DTS’ research and development and engineering functions and will operate out of DTS’ headquarters in Calabasas, California.

Dr. Kitson holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado, and completed an executive program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Relocating from Illinois, Dr. Kitson brings with him exceptional consumer technology insight and experience. While at Motorola, Dr. Kitson led the development of various technologies relating to mobile, set top box and PC applications. Prior to his work at Motorola, Dr. Kitson led various research and development efforts at Hewlett Packard Corporation relating to speech coding, lossless compression, mobile content delivery, and video-on-demand, among others. “Fred will be a fantastic addition to our executive team and our stellar team of DTS research scientists and engineers,” continues Mr. Kirchner, “I look forward to the contribution Dr. Kitson will make within DTS and more broadly in the industry as we work to partner more closely with our customers.”

“Over the past few years DTS has grown significantly as a result of the success of the Blu-ray Disc format,” says Jon Kirchner, Chairman and CEO of DTS. “With this new position, we are further demonstrating our commitment to expanding our innovation efforts and to building our business more broadly in emerging areas of the consumer electronics market including network-connected devices, mobile and set top boxes. Dr. Kitson’s strong leadership and executive skills will help us to pursue more aggressively the opportunities we see ahead of us.”

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