Ray Dolby , founder of Dolby Laboratories , recently died at the age of 80 years . The departure of the visionary pioneers of audio technology brings deep sadness for the families , friends , partners , lovers surround sound and advanced in the world .
Dr Dolby , so Ray was familiarly called , finally could not resist the divine destiny after the fight against Alzheimer’s disease suffered in recent years . Moreover , in June 2012 and he was also sentenced to suffer acute leukemia . Complications of the disease are also ultimately end the trip who was born in Portland , Oregon USA , 1933.
“Today we lost a friend , a mentor, a true visionary , ” regrets Kevin Yeaman , President & CEO of Dolby Laboratories in the news received via electronic mail detikINET , Friday ( 09/13/2013 ) .
Dolby also mourn the departure of his wife and his children . Dagmar , his wife, who is always faithful to accompany , claims will greatly miss their moments of togetherness while wading adventure mahligai 47 years of marriage .
” Ray was a generous person , patient , honest , intelligent , and fair-minded . Always curious and so persistent . Currently driving overland from India , flying a plane across the Atlantic Ocean , or while driving a big bus around the National Park . He not only gave our life is interesting , but fantastic role models for our children , “recalls Dagma .
Tiger stripes dead leaves , Dolby death bequeathed innovation that will always be remembered . Dolby ‘s departure also leaves a deep sadness on his two sons , David and Tom Dolby Dolby . David himself currently sits on the board of directors and honorary chair Dolby Laboratories , while Tom opted to be a film maker and novelist .
Although they chose different paths , but both are derived by a talent Ray who loved art . Her love of music and movies , which in turn makes Ray decided to leave the Ampex Corporation and founded Dolby Laboratories in San Francisco last 1965 , the U.S. Californa . At Ampex , Ray is the principal designer of all aspects of electronics for practical video recording system .
” Although he was an engineer , my father’s achievements in technology grew out of his love of music and art , ” recalls Tom . ” He brings an appreciation of the artistic process for all his work in films and audio recordings . “
Over 48 tabun it anyway , Dolby successfully create state-of – the- art surround sound that reduces noise , resulting in a crystal clear sound even in high volume intensity . As we feel when watching a movie . Noted , there are 50 technology patented by him .
Dolby has transformed the entertainment experience of cinema into the living room to mobile entertainment , through tens of thousands of movies and billions of products and devices with Dolby technologies . During his travels , Dolby Laboratories has received 10 awards and 13 Academy Awards, Emmy Awards for its innovative achievements throughout the year . His name , even immortalized for one of the rooms of Oscar .
Here is a list of awards for his accomplishments and innovations conceived Dolby :
The National Medal of Technology from President Clinton (1997 )
Officer of the Order of the British Empire ( OBE ) by Queen Elizabeth II (1987 )
Honorary Doctorate – Science ( Cambridge University 1997)
Honorary Doctorate ( University of York 1999)
Oscar Statuette from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ( 1989 )
Oscar Class II ( plaque ) from A.M.P.A.S. (1979 )
Several Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences , Including for the invention of the Ampex video tape recorder and his work for Dolby Laboratories . (1989 , 2005)
Grammy from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (1995 )
Berlin Film Festival Berlinale Camera Award ( 2012)
San Francisco Film Society George Gund III Award ( 2013)
Audio Engineering Society ( AES ) Silver (1971 ) and Gold (1992 ) Medals
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE ) Edison Medal ( 2010)
As a former Marshall Scholar , Dr . Dolby was also awarded the George C. Marshall Award in 2003. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the U.S. and the Royal Academy of Engineers in the UK in 2004.