In 1981, Sim Wong Hoo established Creative Technology, which rose to prominence thanks to its Sound Blaster sound cards.
Who Was Sim Wong Hoo?
Sim Wong Hoo, a pioneer in Singaporean technology and the chairman and CEO of Creative Technology, passed away on Wednesday, the company announced. The company’s board of directors stated in a filing with the Singapore Exchange on Thursday that Sim “died away peacefully” without providing any other information.
About Sim Wong Hoo
He was 67. According to the company, Sim founded Creative in 1981 and has served as its chairman and CEO ever since. According to the board, “during his leadership, the company became known for the Sound Blaster sound cards and is a global leader in digital entertainment goods.”
The business also pioneered the multimedia revolution that powers digital entertainment with cutting-edge audio solutions, which include powerful audiophile-grade amplifiers and digital audio converters, next-generation home theatre systems, premium wireless speakers, and wireless headphones. Sim “played a crucial role in the growth of the company and has given the organisation great leadership and vision,” it was said.
The first Singaporean business to offer shares on the Nasdaq was Creative in 1992. Sim was Singapore’s youngest billionaire by the year 2000. After suing Apple in 2006 for patent infringement related to the iPod, Creative received a settlement of US$100 million.
However, it fell behind industry leaders like Apple. Up until the 2000s, Creative dominated the PC audio industry, but it subsequently started to lose position to machines with integrated sound cards.
Creative Sim Wong Hoo
According to the corporation, Mr. Ng Kai Wa, an independent non-executive director, has been named acting vice-chairman and Mr. Lee Kheng Nam, a lead independent non-executive director, has been named acting chairman. Additionally, it has named Mr. Song Siow Hui, head of the business division known as Creative Labs, as interim CEO.
He never lacked for creative ideas. Never failed to leave a meeting with him with fresh ideas. The “technology world and Singapore has lost an icon,” Mr. Tan Min-Liang, CEO of domestic gaming gear producer Razer, wrote on Facebook, adding that he was “very devastated” to learn of Sim’s passing.
He was a dear buddy, and I met with him frequently to talk about design and audio technology, according to Mr. Tan. We would talk for hours on end, and I only met him two weeks ago. At every meeting, we would talk endlessly about audio, speakers, entrepreneurship, and other topics.
1. Who was Sim Wong Hoo?
A. He was the CEO of Singapore’s Creative Technology
2. What was Sim Wong Hoo Nationality?
3. How old was Sim Wong Hoo?
A. 67 years old
4. What happened to Sim Wong Hoo?
A. He died peacefully