Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio tech co Bose Corporation, known for the rich sound of its small radios and spaekers, has passed aawy at age 83. His death was announced by the company's president, Bob Maresca, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he he had begun his acoustics research and was a faculty for more than 40 years.
Bose started a research program in physical acoustics and psychoacoustics leading to the development of many patents in acoustics. Bose founded the company near Boston in 1964. The company's products include elegant Wave system radios boasting "lifelike, room-filling sound," cushioned QuietComfort headphones for reducing background noises such as airplane engines, home theatre accessories and computer speakers.
Bose, born and raised in Philadelphia, received his bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctorate from MIT, all in electrical engineering. Bose was asked to join the faculty in 1956, and he accepted it and continued as a member of the MIT faculty until 2001.
Bose got many honors in his lifetime. He was a Fulbright post-doctoral scholar, an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.