Startup from UC Davis gains private funding

Published: Wednesday, May. 9, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 6B
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 9, 2012 - 8:29 am

The University of California, Davis, College of Engineering's fledgling high-tech business incubator, the Engineering Translational Technology Center, has its first "graduate."

Dysonics, a startup based on audio technology research conducted at UCD, has secured $750,000 in funding from investors, enabling the company to proceed on its own in San Francisco.

Established in 2010, the ETTC provides member companies with campus space close to the college's laboratories as well as support, mentoring and networking to potential investors and partners.

Members are selected through a review process that includes an assessment of the commercial potential of the faculty research and its readiness for commercial development.

Dysonics was founded in 2011 by professor Algazi Algazi of the department of electrical and computer engineering; Robert Dalton Jr., an alumnus with a master's degree in engineering from UCD; and Richard Duda, a former research scientist at UCD.

The company is developing products for reproducing three-dimensional, immersive sound over headphones. The technology is based on UCD patents stemming from years of work in Algazi's UCD laboratory.

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