Mr. Ray Dolby, creator of the audio for DVD players and movies and such, past away on September 12, 2013, during the day. Mr. Dolby lived in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, and very near our school. Some students from Hillwood have actually met and have spoken to Mr. Dolby. In fact, he is one of the nicest person we have met before. He would always joke around about how small our class was. He would often joke, "make sure you don't lose anyone student in this big big class." It is heartbreaking that Mr. Dolby passed, but he will be remembered always.
Mr. Ray Dolby's History
By Natalie L.
Ray Dolby was the inventor of the Dolby Digital noise reduction service and co-inventor of video tape recording. Dolby was born in Portland, Oregon, on January 18, 1933, and raised in San Francisco. He attended San Jose State, Stanford, and later, Cambridge University. He helped unveil Quadruplex video recorder in 1956 and Dolby Laboratories in 1965.
- 1971 — AES Silver Medal
- 1979 — 51st Academy Awards — Academy Award, Scientific or Technical
- 1983 — SMPTE Progress Medal For his contributions to theater sound and his continuing work in noise reduction and quality improvements in audio and video systems and as a prime inventor of the videotape recorder
- 1985 — SMPTE Alexander M. Poniatoff Gold Medal
- 1986 — honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
- 1988 — Eduard Rhein Ring of Honor from the German Eduard Rhein Foundation
- 1989 — 61st Academy Awards — Academy Award, Scientific or Technical
- 1989 — Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
- 1992 — AES Gold Medal
- 1995 — Special Merit/Technical Grammy Award
- 1997 — U.S. National Medal of Technology
- 1997 — IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award
- 1999 — honorary Doctor degree by the University of York
- 2000 — honorary Doctor of Science degree from Cambridge University
- 2003 — Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
- 2004 — inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame
- 2010 — IEEE Edison Medal
- 2014 — Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame