About a hundred of engineers, product designers and PolyU students, were gathering in the thematic Hong Kong Electronic Industry Summit on Latest Acoustic Technology and Product Design on 15 October 2013 during the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2013 (Autumn Edition) which was the world’s biggest event in electronics industry in the year.  It was the very first time that this high-level forum focusing on the design and technology for audio product development was held in the Fair.

The Summit was jointly organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association (HKEIA), Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC), Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU–ME), and is supported by The Hong Kong Electronics Industry Council (HKEIC) and the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (HKIOA).

Four keynote speakers were invited to share the latest trends of technology and design methodology that enhance the product acoustic performance and audio systems. Prof. Yang-Hann Kim, Professor of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, presented the novel ideas for complete reproduction of spatial impression of sound using virtual sound source concept. Mr Alex Or, a Senior Manager from Dolby China, shared the latest Dolby technology strategy in delivering unprecendented cinematic sound experience to customers from cinema audience to mobile users. Mr. Mark Dodd, the Head of Group Research, GP Acoustics (UK) Ltd., described his experience of adopting latest numerical modeling and testing technologies in modern loudspeaker design.  Dr Randolph C. K. Leung, Associate Professor of PolyU–ME, shared his experience in incorporating acoustical knowledge and advanced technology into product development process for enhancing the positive product attributes while suppressing the negative ones.

The Summit was concluded with a panel discussion and Q&A session chaired by Dr Brian Li, the Vice Chairman of HKEIA.  All in all, the Summit was a truly successful event which contributing to engineers and students in advancing the acoustic technology know-how in to tackle the increasing complex challenges arising from the changing customer satisfaction with modern audio products.