Netherlands-ALSHARQIYA March 11: The Dutchman, Lou Otens, the inventor of the cassette tape, died Thursday at his home in the region of Düssel, at the age of 94.
The BBC website said that Otans was the first to record an audio tape in the world in the sixties of the last century, which was considered at that time a paradigm shift in the audio content.
It is noteworthy that since the invention of the cassette tape, more than 100 billion tapes have been sold around the world, and the invention of the audio tape or cassette in 1963 led to a major shift in the way people listen to music and recorded books.
Utens was working as an engineer in the product development department at Philips in the 1960s, and he was involved in developing the tape alongside his colleagues.
On August 30, 1963, at the age of 37 years old, the recording tape was shown at the Berlin Exhibition for Radio Electronics, and since audio entertainment during that period was not widely available, several Japanese companies took the initiative to produce similar copies of Cassette after everyone liked it.
In light of this success, Utens reached an agreement with the companies "Philips" and "Sony", in order to secure his rights on the level of intellectual property.