Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His graduate research at MIT led to the development of new, patented technologies, and at MIT's encouragement, he founded his own company based on those patents.
Bose Corporation established itself by introducing the 901 Direct/Reflecting speaker system in 1968. With this introduction, Bose achieved international acclaim by setting a new industry standard for lifelike sound reproduction. The list of major technologies emerging from Bose continues to grow. Award-winning products such as Lifestyle home theatre systems and the Wave Radio/CD have reshaped conventional thinking about the relationship between an audio system┐s size and complexity, and the quality of sound it produces.
Under Dr. Bose┐s leadership as chairman and technical director, 100 percent of profits are reinvested in the company┐s growth and development.
"To gain a better understanding of our company, products, and markets, it might help you to think of Bose Corporation as a company with the following broad business segments".
Bose home audio solutions include Lifestyle home theater surround sound systems, Wave products, stereo and surround sound speakers, computer speakers, outdoor and marine speakers, and custom home installations.
Bose headsets and headphones include Aviation Headset X, Bose QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, and Bose audio headphones.
Bose professional sound systems are custom-designed for a wide variety of venues and businesses, including stadiums, hotels, performance centers, houses of worship, restaurants, schools and national retail chains.
Bose products for musicians include speakers, amplifiers, controllers and the Personalized Amplification System family of products.
Bose automotive sound systems are currently available in vehicles from the following manufacturers:
Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Lancia, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Porsche and Saab.
Bose scientific products include ElectroForce advanced test instruments for bio-engineered materials research and product development.