Quotes by and about Ray Dolby
Ray Dolby was born in Portland, Oregon in January 1933 and his family
eventually moved to the San Francisco Peninsula. From 1949 to 1957, he
worked on various audio and instrumentation projects at Ampex
Corporation where he led the development of the electronic aspects of
the Ampex® videotape recording system. In 1957, he received a BS degree
in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Upon being awarded a
Marshall Scholarship and a National Science Foundation graduate
fellowship, Dr. Dolby left Ampex for further study at Cambridge
University in England. In 1960, Dr. Dolby became the first American to
be named a Fellow at Pembroke College. Dr. Dolby received a PhD degree
in physics from Cambridge in 1961 and years later was elected an
Honorary Fellow (1983). While at Cambridge he met his wife, Dagmar, who
was there as a summer student in 1962. During his last year at
Cambridge, Dr. Dolby also served as a consultant to the United Kingdom
Atomic Energy Authority.
In 1963, Dr. Dolby took up a two-year appointment as a United Nations
advisor in India, and then returned to England in 1965 and founded Dolby
Laboratories in London. In 1976, he moved to San Francisco where the
company established its headquarters, laboratories, and manufacturing
Dr. Dolby is survived by his wife, Dagmar, his sons, Tom and David,
their spouses, Andrew and Natasha, and four grandchildren.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations are made to the
Alzheimer’s Association, 1060 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA
94043, or the Brain Health Center, c/o CPMC Foundation, 45 Castro
Street, San Francisco, CA 94117.
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About Dolby Laboratories
Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video and voice
technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile
devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For nearly 50 years, sight
and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear and meaningful in
Dolby. For more information please visit dolby.com.
Sean Durkin, Dolby Labs, 415-645-5176
Source: Dolby Laboratories