THAT Sponsors AES Student Design Competition

THAT Sponsors AES Student Design Competition

Our congratulations to the winners of the AES Student Design Competition. Keep up the good work!     About THAT Corporation THAT Corporation, founded in 1989, designs and sells high-performance analog…

Congratulations to Apogee

Congratulations to Apogee

Apogee Duet Congratulations to our friends at Apogee for celebrating 30 years of digital recording quality and innovation! Their award-winning products have elevated the industry standard, and whether…

THAT Corporation Introduces Low-Noise Differential Audio Preamplifier IC

THAT Corporation Introduces Low-Noise Differential Audio Preamplifier IC

THAT1580 improves price-performance ratio for differential microphone preamplifier applications THAT 1580 Low-Noise,Differential Audio Preamplifier Milford, Mass. – THAT Corporation, a leading provider of high-quality audio ICs, today…

THAT Corporation adds Ken Nevard to Lead IC Marketing Team

THAT Corporation adds Ken Nevard to Lead IC Marketing Team

Will focus on IC development Ken NevardTHAT IC Marketing Manager Milford, Mass. – THAT Corporation, a leading provider of high-quality audio ICs, today announced the appointment of…

Keeley Selects THAT4320

Keeley Selects THAT4320

Keeley Bassist The ToneQuest Report proclaims Robert Keeley, “one of the most well-known, accomplished and successful effects designers of our time” in their September 2014 publication. So we’re…

THAT CTO Presents Paper at AES Convention

THAT CTO Presents Paper at AES Convention

Gary HebertCTO, THAT Corporation DC Servos and Digitally-Controlled Microphone Preamplifiers by Gary Hebert, CTO That Corporation Microphone preamplifiers for professional audio applications require a very wide…

THAT Corporation’s mission is to provide best-in-class technology solutions to design engineers in the form of analog integrated circuits or as licensed TV-audio intellectual property. We accomplish this through a combination of careful, innovative designs, quality-conscious manufacturing and superior customer service.

The company is headquartered in Massachusetts, with offices in Tokyo and Silicon Valley, and is best known for its line of integrated circuit voltage controlled amplifiers (VCAs) used throughout the professional audio industry.

The company was founded in April of 1989 by senior managers and engineers from dbx, Inc., the world-renowned audio engineering company whose developments included the first high-performance integrated VCA, Emmy-award winning BTSC dbx-tv Noise Reduction technology, and the first integrated 20-bit analog-to-digital converter. The founders and others within the senior management team participated in these accomplishments, and have made this heritage of innovation and engineering excellence an integral part of THAT Corporation’s philosophy and culture.

Originally formed through a management buyout of the dbx OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) division, it has expanded the range of its products and services to include these distinct categories:

Integrated Circuits      dbx-tv® Audio Licensing    Foundry Services

THAT Corporation is concentrating its current design efforts specifically on analog audio input and output ICs to complement our voltage controlled amplifiers, rms detectors and Analog Engines. These components are designed to be manufactured using “dielectric isolation” (DI) fabrication, an advanced process technology that provides higher device-to-device breakdown voltages, better isolation between individual transistors, and faster speeds. THAT’s requirements in this area, coupled with the company’s desire to control quality, time to market, and the underlying process variables in all phases of its IC production, led to the acquisition of its own semiconductor fabrication facility.This four-inch wafer foundry gives THAT Corporation the only IC production facility focused primarily on high-performance audio components. The fab and its associated offices in Milpitas, California give THAT a strong presence in Silicon Valley and the West Coast in general, where many of its major customers are located.

THAT Corporation holds an extensive patent portfolio in TV audio technology, including key patents covering noise reduction technology for use in TV audio broadcast and reception. The company derives significant income from the licensing of this technology to consumer electronics and IC manufacturers of encoders and decoders worldwide, including those in the Pacific Rim, and has an office in Tokyo, Japan to manage its business in that region. THAT licenses digital Verilog® code for all legacy TV audio standards: BTSC, NICAM, A2, EIA-J and FM Stereo, including professional- and consumer-grade encoding and decoding technology for many of these systems. Our licenses include access to our extensive patent portfolio, as well as state-of-the-art lab facilities.

THAT Corporation maintains a focus on high-quality engineering for audio electronics. Through its integrated circuit products, the company contributes to the welfare and knowledge base of the entire pro audio community. We are an active participant in audio industry activities. THAT Corporation continues to provide the best of integrated and licensed electronics to leading professional audio and industrial manufacturers worldwide.

THAT Corporation exhibits at selected professional audio, broadcasting, and music industry-related tradeshows where we unveil new technologies, demonstrate new products, discuss applications and distribute samples as well as our latest product literature.

THAT representatives attend many industry trade shows in order to connect with customers and suppliers and keep abreast of business and technological changes. Listed below are tradeshows that we typically attend. If you would like to schedule a meeting with one of our staff at a particular show please contact us.

Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention (USA)

Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention (USA) October 17th – 19th, 2018; Javits Center, New York City, NY, USA

Information Communications Marketplace

InfoComm – Information Communications Marketplace June 6th – 8th, 2018; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada USA

We have the following employment opportunities:

dbx-tv (a division of THAT Corporation) – Field Application Engineer

( location: China, preferably in the Shenzhen / Guangzhou or Qingdao regions. )

ADT Audio:

Allen & Heath:

Amek Technology Group:





Atlas Sound:

AudioControl Industrial:

Audio Toys Inc:

Benchmark Media Systems, Inc:

BSS Audio:

Crest Audio, Inc:


D&R Electronica:

dbx Professional Products:

DOD Electronics Corporation:

Eastern Acoustic Works:

Echo Digital Audio:

FiveFish Studios:

Great River Electronics:


Keeley Premium Guitar Effects:

Orban Broadcast Products:

Peavey Electronics:

PreSonus Audio Electronics:

QSC Audio Products:

R. L. Drake:

Rane Corporation:


Symetrix, Inc:

Solid State Logic:

Sound Performance Lab:



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General Information:
Telephone: +1 (508) 478-9200
Fax: +1 (508) 478-0990
E-mail: General Information

Mailing address:
45 Sumner Street
Milford, MA 01757-1656 USA

Press Contact:
Marketing Manager: Ken Nevard
Tel: +1 (508) 478-9200 ext 108
E-mail: Press Contact

IC Sales:
Telephone: +1 (508) 634-9922
Fax: +1 (508) 634-6698
E-mail: IC Sales

IC Technical Support:
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More Analog Secrets Your Mother Never Told You

More Analog Secrets Your Mother Never Told You (951k) At the 127th AES Convention attendees were invited to attend a new THAT exhibitor seminar —…

Optimizing Dynamic Range of Balanced Audio Inputs

Optimizing Dynamic Range of Balanced Audio Inputs EE Times, September 22, 2008 — By Bob Moses, THAT Corporation Balanced interfaces are ubiquitous in professional…

Cross-coupled Output Stages for Balanced Audio Interfaces

Cross-coupled Output Stages for Balanced Audio Interfaces EE Times, August, 2008 — By Leslie Tyler, THAT Corporation Designers might think that balanced audio line…

AES 2007 Convention Report

AES 2007 Convention Report (1,444k) AudioXpress, June 2008 — By Gary Galo, Regular Contributor Page 27 …..THAT Corporation gave an excellent seminar titled “Analog Secrets…

Analog Secrets Your Mother Never Told You

Analog Secrets Your Mother Never Told You (1528k) At the 123rd AES Convention attendees were invited to attend THAT’s exhibitor seminar “Analog Secrets Your Mother…

A Matter of Balance: line-receiver CMR in real-world environments

A Matter of Balance: line-receiver CMR in real-world environments (2,813k) EDN, November 21, 2005 — By Joshua Israelsohn, Contributing Technical Editor Few applications allow you…