Emerging Techologies Project

  • Precursors

    Japan releases digital recordings, and then gives us the Walkman.
  • Karlheinz Brandenburg

    Karlheinz Brandenburg
    Mr. Brandenburg begins attempts to compress music.
  • Development

    The Fraunhofer Institut Integrierte Schaltungen, a part of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft research organization in Germany, was where Professor Dieter Seitzer of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg followed the guidance of Karlheinz Brandenburg to create MP technology.
  • Patent

    MP1 technology receives a German patent.
  • The Brink

    The completion of the project almost missed the deadline when a compiler error was found in the encoding two days before the submission of the project was due.
  • Out to the World

    MP1 technology was released to the general public.
  • Sequel

    MP2 was under construction.
  • Here it is Again!

    MP2 debuted to the public.
  • Patents Galore

    MP3MP3 receives it's individual patent, then the technology of MP in general is patented in the U.S.
  • Duo

    Mp and Windows become a partnership and MP begins actually enforcing it's copyrights.
  • Advances

    SubPop, a record company, offers music in MP3 format, and then the MP3 became portable later that same year.
  • Integration

    More people were buying MPs as part of a phone than as an individual device.
  • i

    iPhones and iPod TouchesiPhones and iPod Touches come out with MP3 technology featured in a more advanced system.