DSP Concepts accelerates the development of embedded audio products the agile way with its advanced Audio Weaver® technology.

At DSP Concepts, we believe that development of products is optimized through global collaboration and integration of tools, technologies and people. As product cycles shorten and technologies get more complex, efficient collaboration and technology integration becomes essential to the success of a company.

We are passionate about enabling our customers to bring their product visions to life.  Our technologies are deployed in millions of products, delighting consumers worldwide. We are headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, CA with branch offices in Boston and Stuttgart, and representation in Shanghai.

Key Personnel

Chin Beckmann, Co-founder / CEO and Board Director
Chin holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University in 1988 and an MBA from Northeastern University in 1994 with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Chin was active in the MIT entrepreneurial club since 1984 along with her husband and business partner, Paul Beckmann. Her foremost mission is to provide support for her very capable team and to provide winning solutions for DSP Concepts’ partners and customers. In addition to language and cultural fluency in Taiwan, Argentina and US, Chin has over 20 years of experience in small business administration. Chin is also a concert pianist and active musician in Silicon Valley.
John Whitecar, Chief Operating Officer
John holds 35 patents covering audio, acoustic, and receiver signal processing technologies. Prior to joining DSP Concepts, John grew and led the team responsible for all wireless technology at Tesla Motors. Prior to Tesla, he served as CTO of Infotainment platforms for Texas Instruments and was a Technical Fellow at Ford Motor Company and subsequently Visteon Corporation where he developed system architectures for a number of telematics, infotainment and software defined radio products. He is respected around the world as the leading expert in automotive radio technology. John enjoys his avocation of music performance, playing tuba in several orchestras, bands and chamber ensembles.
Paul Beckmann, PhD, Founder / CTO and Board Director
Dr. Paul Beckmann has extensive experience developing audio products and implementing numerically intensive algorithms. Paul spent 9 years at Bose Corporation where he developed the first Lifestyle digital home theater product and was awarded the “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science for contributions made to the Videostage decoding algorithm. Paul was tasked by Dr. Bose to charter Bose Institute with industry courses on digital signal processing, and holds a variety of patents in signal processing techniques. He received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1989 and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, also from MIT, in 1992. He was a Rockwell Fellow while in graduate school.
Tom Self, Chief Financial Officer
A veteran of several successful startups, Tom brings more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of finance, including early stage environments, fundraising activities and team building, most recently as a consultant with Armanino LLP, one of the technology community’s leading financial and accounting service firms. Tom holds a BS from Cal Poly San Luis Obisbo and an MBA from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business.
Steven Isabelle, PhD, VP of Engineering
Dr. Isabelle is an engineer/entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience focused mostly on microphones and speech algorithms. He has developed audio technologies for Bose Corporation and Intel Corporation, and held senior-level engineering positions at Solana Technology Development and Chinook Communications. Steven received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT. He has several audio patents and is an active advisor to startups.
Michael Fabry, Senior Director Automotive Audio Systems
An award-winning audio specialist, entrepreneur and systems engineering expert, Michael Fabry is a recognized leader in the design of automotive sound systems and speaker development. Prior to joining DSP Concepts, he co-founded S1nn Gmbh & Co. KG where he was responsible for the design of the sound systems in Tesla’s Model S and X sedans. Michael has also held senior engineering positions at Harman Becker Automotive Systems and Bose Corporation.

Board of Directors

Chin Beckmann

DSP Concepts co-founder

Paul Beckmann

DSP Concepts founder

Zack Barasz

BMW i Ventures partner

Steve Fu

Walden International partner

Board of Advisors

Philipp Popov

Cloudcar CEO

David Tsang

Serial Entrepreneur

Our Strategic Partners