Founder of Dolby Laboratories, Ray Milton Dolby died of leukemia on September 12, 2013, at his home in San Francisco at the age of 80. Dolby was a very accomplished Engineer - founder of Dolby Laboratories, co-inventor of video tape recording while at Ampex, a billionaire and a member of the Forbes 400 with an estimated net worth of US$2.9 billion in 2008.
Kevin Yeaman, president and chief executive of Dolby Laboratories, said "Today we lost a friend, mentor and true visionary".Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, said Dolby had "changed the way we listen to music and movies for nearly 50 years" and that Dolby's "technologies have become an essential part of the creative process for recording artists and filmmakers, ensuring his remarkable legacy for generations to come."
|Born||Ray Milton Dolby January 18, 1933 Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Died||September 12, 2013(aged 80) San Francisco, United States|
|Home town||Palo Alto, California|
|Spouse(s)||Dagmar Baumert (1966–2013; his death)|
|Parents||Earl Milton (an inventor) and Esther Eufemia Dolby|
|Engineering discipline||Electrical engineering,physics|
|Institution memberships||Dolby Laboratories|
|Significant projects||Dolby NR|
|Significant design||Surround sound|
|Years of service||early 1950s|
- Via Wikipedia