The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio announced that Intel Corporation will sponsor the 15 awards for Technical Achievement at the 22nd Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Saturday, October 7, at the Hilton San Francisco. The TEC Awards is the world’s most prominent forum honoring outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design.
Founded more than 35 years ago as a developer of semiconductor memory products, Intel Corporation introduced the first microprocessor and has become not only the world’s largest chip supplier, but also the leading manufacturer of assorted computer, networking and communication products. The company recently brought on board recording industry veteran and surround sound pioneer Rory Kaplan to provide guidance in bringing Intel’s new technologies to the music and film industries.
“Intel absolutely sees multitrack recording and high-definition audio as an expanding market with an insatiable appetite for computing power,” said Diane Bryant, general manager of Server Platforms Group. “Whether it’s music playback on a PC or a hundred-track mixdown in the studio with multicore, duo processor–based workstations, Intel platforms are ideal for making music. We are honored to support the TEC Awards as partners in celebrating technical innovation.”
“We are both excited and grateful for Intel’s sponsorship of the Technical Awards,” says Hillel Resner, president of the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio. “Microprocessors are the lifeblood of our industry, and gaining the support of the world’s leader in this field is an acknowledgement of the audio industry’s importance to the growth of entertainment technology.”
The TEC Awards recognizes excellence in 23 categories of technical and creative achievement. Winners are selected by the subscribers of Mix, the leading trade magazine for the music and sound production industry. Awards are presented at a black-tie ceremony attended by 700 top producers, engineers, audio manufacturers, recording artists and others.
Funds derived from the TEC Awards are donated to organizations working for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss in the music environment, and to scholarships for students of audio and other media communications arts.