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Dolby (left) being inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May 2004
Ray Milton Dolby
January 18, 1933
|Died||September 12, 2013
|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.
- 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 .
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