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Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Company typePublic
FoundedMay 18, 1965; 59 years ago (1965-05-18) in London, England
FounderRay Dolby
Number of locations
30+ (2014)
Area served
Key people
Productssee Technologies
ServicesDolby Cinema
RevenueDecrease US$1.25 billion (2022)
Decrease US$207 million (2022)
Decrease US$184 million (2022)
Total assetsDecrease US$2.69 billion (2022)
Total equityDecrease US$2.25 billion (2022)
Number of employees
2,336 (2022)
Footnotes / references

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (often known simply as Dolby) is a company specializing in audio noise reduction, audio encoding/compression, spatial audio, and High-dynamic-range television imaging. Dolby licenses its technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers.

It was founded by Ray Dolby (1933–2013) in London, England, in 1965. He moved the company headquarters to San Francisco in 1976.

The first movie with Dolby sound was A Clockwork Orange in 1971.

References[change | change source]

  1. "US SEC: 2022 Form 10-K Dolby Laboratories, Inc". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 18 November 2022.
  2. "Dolby Laboratories – Sound Technology, Imaging Technology, Voice Technology". Archived from the original on August 21, 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  3. "ViaLicensing". ViaLicensing. Retrieved 2012-04-26.