R.I.P. Ray Dolby, inventor of surround soundPosted on 13/09/13
Ray Dolby died yesterday at his home in San Francisco. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease and was diagnosed in July with acute leukemia. He was 80. The billionaire's name was linked to high-end home and cinema surround sound.
Through the originally London based Dolby Laboratories, the company he founded in 1965, Dolby pioneered noise-reduction and surround-sound technologies that are used in movies, cinemas, personal computers and home theater equipment. Dolby Surround became hot when two 1977 blockbuster films, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Star Wars", used Dolby Stereo technology as an essential part of the films' appeal. Today, Dolby Laboratories has the bulk of its revenue coming from technology licensing.
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