James is an avid music lover, and an accomplished tuba player, a difficult instrument which he
started learning at the age of nine. He has represented Singapore in many overseas wind band
competitions and was a founding member of The Philharmonic Winds, the premier Wind Band in
James’ real interest lies in the realm of digital audio systems, where he marvels at how digital
systems translate digital signals into sound. He started dabbling in DIY audio electronics in his teens,
and throughout his university days. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a
bachelor degree (2nd Upper Honors) in Electronics.
James has a privileged career in audio digital electronics design in Singapore.
Working at Philips SG, he was part of the design team for the first SACD player to be fully designed in
Singapore, the 963SA, and lead the design team for its successor, the DVP9000SA. He was part of the
sound tuning team for these landmark players.
Prior to joining Cirrus Logic, the premier Audio Semiconductor, he was at Behringer, where he
designed and developed a series of guitar amplifiers.
At Cirrus Logic, he focused on the application design and support of cutting edge audio codec
technology and complex digital audio DSP systems. Supporting and winning over many multinational
corporations, he is involved in many different types of digital audio product developments, including
high end hi-fi, AVR, sound bar, MP4 player, soundcard, tablet and smartphone application. Rising
through the ranks, he became the audio specialist for the Asia Pacific Region.