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Lars Liljeryd woke up one morning in 1996 with a hangover and an idea that would transform the science of digital audio.

Liljeryd and his company Coding Technologies are still far from household names, but they've helped move the industry standard for digital audio technology beyond what many researchers had thought possible.

"I believe that this is the most significant audio coding technology to come out of MPEG since Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)," wrote Schuyler Quackenbush, an audio technology consultant and chairman of the MPEG committee overseeing audio compression, in an e-mail interview. "It has set the pace for improvement over prior technology in MPEG audio coding."

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