29 Facts About Bose Corporation


Bose Corporation is an American manufacturing company that predominantly sells audio equipment.

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Bose Corporation was established by Amar Bose in 1964 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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Bose Corporation argued that the best measure of audio quality is the listener's perception.

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The Bose Corporation 901 model name was a mainstay of the Bose Corporation line-up for many years, being produced from 1968 until 2016.

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In 1991, a team of Bose Corporation researchers debunked a 1989 experiment that claimed to have created energy through cold fusion.

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In 2011, then-chairman and primary stockholder Amar Bose Corporation donated the majority of the firm's non-voting shares to his former employer and alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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In January 2020, Bose Corporation announced that they would be closing all their more than 100 retail stores in North America, Japan, Europe, and Australia.

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Bose Corporation's products are manufactured in the United States, Mexico, China and Malaysia.

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In early 2021, Bose Corporation notified the Town of Stow of intention to vacate the 81.

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The Malaysian Bose Corporation factory is located in Batu Kawan and is the company's distribution hub for the Asia-Pacific and Middle East.

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Bose Corporation used the Columbia facility, which opened in 1993, for distribution and repair, sub-manufacturing and regional manufacturing, and final assembly for some headsets.

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Bose Corporation has since supplied audio systems for many car manufacturers.

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Bose Corporation said that the system is too expensive and heavy, even after development over more than 20 years costing $100 million of development.

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In 2012, Bose Corporation was the highest selling company in the United States for retail home theater systems, and the third highest selling for portable audio products.

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Bose Corporation was the first company to pay for the title of official Olympics sound system supplier, providing audio equipment for the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics in Calgary and Albertville respectively.

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Bose Corporation L1 is a range of portable line array loudspeaker systems for musicians.

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Since the 1980s, Bose Corporation has offered 25-volt and 70-volt installed commercial audio systems for businesses.

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In some non-audio related publications, Bose Corporation has been cited as a producer of "high-end audio" products.

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Bose Corporation has not been certified by THX for its home entertainment products even though its more expensive home theater products compete at prices where THX certification is common.

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Bose Corporation has been described by audio industry professionals as a litigious company.

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In 1981, Bose Corporation unsuccessfully sued the magazine Consumer Reports for libel.

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In 1996, Bose Corporation sued two subsidiaries of Harman International Industries—JBL and Infinity Systems—for violating a Bose Corporation patent on elliptical tuning ports on some loudspeaker products.

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Bose Corporation was successful in blocking QSC Audio Products from trademarking the term "PowerWave" in connection with a certain QSC amplifier technology.

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In 2003, Bose Corporation sued Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association, a non-profit electronics trade organization for use of the "Electronic Lifestyles" trademark, which CEDIA had been using since 1997.

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Bose Corporation argued that the trademark interfered with its own "Lifestyle" trademark.

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Bose Corporation had previously sued to protect its "Lifestyle" trademark beginning in 1996 with a success against Motorola and continuing with settlements against New England Stereo, Lifestyle Technologies, Optoma and AMX.

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In May 2007, CEDIA won the lawsuit after the court determined Bose Corporation to be guilty of laches, and that Bose Corporation's assertions of fraud and likelihood of confusion were without merit.

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In July 2014, Bose Corporation sued Beats Electronics for patent infringement, alleging that its "Studio" headphones line incorporated Bose Corporation noise cancelling technology.

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In October 2014, Bose Corporation dropped the lawsuit, as Bose Corporation and Beats settled out of court without revealing the terms.

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