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Employment History

Chief Executive Officer

Yamcon Inc

Chief Software Architect for Computer Control System

QSC Audio Products LLC

Affiliations

Founder
Yamcon Inc

Education

Bachelor of Science degree
Acoustics and Music Engineering
University of Hartford

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Team

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Mike Lemp, CEO Mike Lemp is the founder of Yamcon and the inventor of SkyScout™ technology. An amateur astronomer for over 20 years, his inspiration for the SkyScout arose out of his own dissatisfaction with the user experience of current astronomy products on the market. Mr. Lemp's background includes over 15 years of hardware and software engineering experience gained at several industry-leading electronics manufacturers including QSC Audio Products and Crest Audio. At QSC, Mr. Lemp was the chief software architect for their computer control system that provides remote management and diagnostics of multi-protocol networked audio devices.

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Mr. Lemp has earned respect in the industry for his pragmatic approach to engineering, his ability to integrate complex systems, and his collaborative management style. Mr. Lemp holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Acoustics and Music Engineering from the University of Hartford.


News

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SkyScout, which is priced at $399, is the invention of Mike Lemp, an engineer who had the idea in 1995. Mr. Lemp always enjoyed looking at the stars, but found it difficult to point them out to his children. ''It was hard, even when I knew where they were,'' he said. There had to be a better way, he thought, than ''Left of that telephone pole. See that tree? Go up from there.''

Mr. Lemp is chief executive of Yamcon, in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., which has licensed his technology to Celestron, a manufacturer of astronomical equipment, which has engaged Mr. Lemp to further develop a SkyScout product line.
SkyScout weighs a bit less than a pound, including two AA batteries. It uses a global positioning system chip, Mr. Lemp explained, ''to give us the current daytime and your location on the surface of the earth.''
To calculate where the SkyScout is aimed, Mr. Lemp used two other sensors -- one to detect the magnetic field of the earth; the other, the gravitational field. ''I need to know where the earth's magnetic and gravitational fields are to figure out which way you are pointing the device,'' he said.
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Mr. Lemp, the inventor, who also developed the commercial technology, said that many of the components were inexpensive off-the-shelf items used in other computer-based applications. For example, the gravity sensors are similar to ones used in air bag deployment in automobiles.
Making the prototype was one thing, Mr. Lemp said, ''but making 100,000 that worked perfectly is another project.''


Yamcon Victory Over Meade Upheld in Appeal

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"The consumers are the big winners today," said Mike Lemp, CEO of Yamcon."The SkyScout is forever changing the way people learn about astronomy, and despite Meade's litigious tactics, the SkyScout is being produced, distributed and received with glowing reviews.The courts have once again halted Meade's disruptive efforts and have allowed Yamcon, through its global partnership with Celestron, to make such a revolutionary, widely popular product available to consumers."Mr. Lemp added, "My hat is off to Celestron for showing the innovation and foresight to make the SkyScout commercially available.


News

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"The consumers are the big winners today," said Mike Lemp, CEO of Yamcon. "The SkyScout is forever changing the way people learn about astronomy, and despite Meade's litigious tactics, the SkyScout is being produced, distributed and received with glowing reviews. The courts have once again halted Meade's disruptive efforts and have allowed Yamcon, through its global partnership with Celestron, to make such a revolutionary, widely popular product available to consumers."

Mr. Lemp added, "My hat is off to Celestron for showing the innovation and foresight to make the SkyScout commercially available.


Montana's News Station, Coverage You Can Count On -Yamcon Wins Summary Judgment Motion in Lawsuit with Meade

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"We are extremely pleased to have the court confirm what we've known all along, that Yamcon's technology in no way infringes the '203 patent that Meade recently acquired," said Mike Lemp, the CEO of Yamcon.

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