From our inception, THX has been known for optimizing audio and visual quality for a wide range of entertainment experiences.
We started in the cinema, and today take that same experience anywhere and everywhere—in the cinema, at home, or on the go. Whether it’s a live event, a movie, or a new entertainment experience or device not yet invented, we’ll be there to ensure you get the truest rendering of the artist’s vision.
After releasing “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back”, George Lucas embarked on a new project. He hired audio scientist Tomlinson Holman and together they found that although there had been significant improvements to how sound was recorded and played back on film, there was no control over what happened on the set or in the cinema itself.
In response, they set up the state-of-the-art audio mixing rooms that eventually became Skywalker Sound. Hollywood quickly took notice and studio executives started calling to incorporate Lucas’s performance standards into their cinema auditoriums and aging mixing rooms.
Soon, Lucas and Holman took things to the next level—designing a cinema certification program to help every artist deliver their truest vision to the audience. THX was born and began appearing in cinemas with the release of Lucas’ next film “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” in 1983.
From that moment forward, we’ve focused on our mission to deliver high-quality entertainment experiences that are true to a creator’s vision to audiences everywhere and have continued to evolve our programs to remain relevant as time and technology advance.
In 2016, Razer Inc acquired THX, having shared histories of a commitment to excellence. Razer supports THX evolving to address ever-changing consumer needs for enjoying entertainment in the cinema, at home and on the go. THX operates as a separate entity and has its own management, partner and customer base.
A lot has changed since our inception, but our goal of bringing audiences the most realistic and true audio and visual experiences, has not.
MIN-LIANG TANchief executive officer
Min-Liang Tan provides executive leadership and vision to THX. Tan is a trained technology lawyer and worked at one of the top intellectual property and technology law firms in Singapore before founding Razer in 2005. THX joined the Razer family in 2016.
Jason FiberChief Operating Officer
Jason leads the day-to-day operations of world-renowned THX. He is responsible for the strategic plan, operating and capital budgets, overseeing the technical vision, strategy, and development of the THX product and services portfolios. He leads a global team to represent, define and communicate THX strategy to stakeholders whilst growing the customer base and partner communities. He previously held a variety of senior leadership roles with Superfecta Entertainment, Warner Music Group, EMI, and Wherehouse Music.
Grace QaqundahVP, Global Marketing
Grace Qaqundah leads the THX global marketing and communications strategy across its business units. She comes to THX with deep consumer insights and industry experience, having led communication efforts for some of the world’s most recognizable entertainment and technology brands over the past 15 years.
Prior to joining THX, Grace was director of global communications at Dolby Laboratories, where she oversaw PR.
Peter VasayGM & SVP, Home
Peter Vasay oversees the THX Certification program as well as all product testing operations. He leads a team of engineers and technicians that work with the world’s leading CE manufacturers. In his role, Peter is responsible for expanding THX Certification standards to include new technologies and categories that address current and future trends.
Aaron EndoVP, Finance
Aaron assists in company growth by overseeing accounting, finance, IT, and facilities functions. He comes to THX from his role as a consultant and employee within the Interactive Entertainment and Filmed Entertainment Industries.