Dolby (left) being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2004
|Born||Ray Milton Dolby
January 18, 1933
Portland, Oregon, United States
|Died||September 12, 2013
San Francisco, California, United States
|Cause of death||Leukemia|
|Education||San Jose State University,
|Spouse(s)||Dagmar Dolby(1966–2013; his death)|
Ray Milton Dolby OBEh (January 18, 1933 – September 12, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He was also a co-inventor of video tape recording while at Ampex.
He was the founder of Dolby Laboratories. He was also a billionaire and a member of the Forbes 400 with an estimated net worth of $2.9 billion in 2008 although as of September 2012 it was estimated to have declined to $2.4 billion.
Dolby was married to Dagmar Dolby from 1966 until his death in 2013. They had two children.
References[change | change source]
- "The 400 Richest Americans: #144 Ray Dolby". Forbes. September 17, 2008. http://www.forbes.com/lists/2008/54/400list08_Ray-Dolby_KQ30.html. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
- Forbes Billionaires
- "Founder and Director Emeritus of Dolby Laboratories Dies at Age 80". Dolby Laboratories. September 12, 2013. http://investor.dolby.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=790493.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Ray Dolby at the Internet Movie Database
- Ray Dolby bio
- Dolby, R. (2002-05-11). Some Musings on Progress in Audio. Heyser lecture at Audio Engineering Society. Retrieved on 2007-03-26 from http://aes.org/technical/112Heyser.cfm.
- 2004 Interview With Dolby
- Group photo of the Ampex VTR team including Ray Dolby