Ray Dolby, who pioneered noise-reducing and surround-sound audio technologies which are fundamental to the music and film industries, has died aged 80, the company which bears his name announced Thursday. Dolby had suffered from Alzheimer's Disease for a number of years, and was diagnosed with acute leukemia last July, it said, adding that the Oscar-winning scientist died at home in San Francisco. "Today we lost a friend, mentor and true visionary," said Kevin Yeaman, President and CEO of Dolby Laboratories, the company which the young Dolby created in 1965. "Ray Dolby founded the company based on a commitment to creating value through innovation and an impassioned belief that if you invested in people and gave them the tools for success they would create great things. He added: "Ray's ideals will continue to be a source of inspiration and motivation for us all."It's because of him that generations of kids were able to listen to everyone from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin in all their stereophonic glory. RIP.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Moving In Stereo
Lower your headphones in his memory: