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Dolby Laboratories Names Michael Rockwell Senior Vice President, Worldwide Engineering

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Nov 5, 2007

Dolby Laboratories Names Michael Rockwell Senior Vice President, Worldwide Engineering

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 05, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) announced today that it has named Michael Rockwell as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Engineering. Rockwell brings a 20-year history of technology and engineering experience to Dolby's management team. In his new position, he will direct the efforts of Dolby's dispersed engineering teams in the development of new products and technologies for the entertainment industries.

"Entertainment professionals and device manufacturers rely on Dolby's innovative technology to deliver compelling entertainment to consumers," said Tim Partridge, Executive Vice President, Products and Technology, Dolby Laboratories. "Mike's leadership background combined with his passion and creativity make him a great addition to Dolby's leadership team. His proven ability to deliver successful products in both audio and video will help ensure that Dolby continues to deliver solutions which enhance the entertainment experience across all our market segments."

Before joining Dolby, Rockwell was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Avid Technology, Inc., where he was responsible for determining and shaping the technical strategy across Avid's entire product line. Prior to his appointment as CTO, Rockwell served as Chief Architect of Software Engineering at Digidesign, which was acquired by Avid's audio division. While at Digidesign, he served as the technical lead for its flagship product, Pro Tools. Before Digidesign, Rockwell was the president and owner of a software business and audio/visual production company, Rockwell Digital. Early in his career as a freelance recording engineer, Rockwell worked on projects such as The Wonder Years, Cadillac Man, and Cocktail.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) develops and delivers products and technologies that make the entertainment experience more realistic and immersive. For more than four decades, Dolby has been at the forefront of defining high-quality audio and surround sound in cinema, broadcast, home audio systems, cars, DVDs, headphones, games, televisions, and personal computers. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby(R) technologies, please visit

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