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Telefunken is a German radio- and television company, founded in 1903. Originally it was a joint venture of AEG and Siemens AG, until Siemens left in 1941. In 1911 Kaiser Wilhelm sent Telefunken engineers to West Sayville, Long Island, New York to erect three 600-foot (180 meters) radio towers there. Nikola Tesla assisted in the building. A similar station was erected in Nauen, creating the only wireless communication between North America and Europe. In 1967 it was merged with AEG, which was then renamed to AEG-Telefunken. When AEG was bought by Daimler in 1985 the addition "Telefunken" was dropped. The brand name "Telefunken" is still marketed by DaimlerChrysler. 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... AEG (Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft) (English Translation: General Electricity Company) is a German producer of electronics and electrical equipment. ... Siemens AG (FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is the worlds largest electronics company. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Wilhelm II of Prussia and Germany, Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert von Hohenzollern (January 27, 1859 - June 4, 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and the last King (König) of Prussia from 1888 - 1918. ... West Sayville is a census-designated place located in Suffolk County, New York. ... The four counties of Long Island. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 – c. ... Nauen is a German town west of Berlin. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DaimlerChrysler AG (FWB: DCX, NYSE: DCX, TYO: 7663 ), headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany and Auburn Hills, Michigan, is a prominent automobile and truck manufacturer and financial services provider (through DaimlerChrysler Services). ... This article is about the year. ...

Walter Bruch developed the PAL color television system at Telefunken, which is used by most countries outside the Americas today. For more information regarding Scott Birrell PAL system. Walter Bruch (1908-1990) was a German engineer, famous for inventing the PAL color television system at Telefunken in the early 1960s. ... For other meanings of PAL see PAL (disambiguation). ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ... The Americas (sometimes referred to as America) is the area including the land mass located between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, generally divided into North America and South America. ...

Telefunken North America was incorporated in 2001 to provide restoration services and build reproductions of vintage Telefunken microphones. An Oktava condenser microphone. ...


Frank Zappa refers to the Telefunken U47 microphone at the end of the song "Crew Slut" and in the song "Sy Borg" on his album Joe's Garage. "It looks just like a Telefunken U47." He apparently owned and used a significant collection of vintage German microphones, and the U-47 was one of his favorites. The originals were actually made by Neumann and distributed by Telefunken, as well as being sold under the Neumann name. Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, guitarist, singer and satirist. ... Joes Garage is a 1979 triple LP rock opera by Frank Zappa, featuring such memorably offensive tunes as Catholic Girls, a sequel to Jewish Princess. ... Georg Neumann GmbH (Neumann), founded in 1928 and based in Berlin, Germany, is a prominent manufacturer of professional recording microphones. ...

External links

  • Telefunken AG
  • Telefunken USA



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