Agencia EFESeptember 13, 2013 16:30
Los Angeles, Sep 13 (EFE).- Ray Dolby, creator of the noise-reduction system that revolutionized audio and film sound, has died. He was 80.
The engineer, who suffered from Alzheimer's and leukemia, passed away at his home in San Francisco, the firm he founded, Dolby Laboratories Inc., said in a statement.
Throughout his career, Ray Dolby obtained more than 50 patents and invented a technology for reducing noise that improved the quality of recordings in all formats, from cassette tapes to Hollywood movies.