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1275 Market Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States

Phone: 415-558-0200

Fax: 415-645-4000

Dolby Laboratories, Inc. creates audio, imaging, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications at the cinema, at home, at work and on mobile devices. The company’s technologies have played a primary role in the development of the next generation of audio technologies for the cinema, home entertainment, mobile and gaming experiences. The company licenses its audio technologies. The company also provides products and services that enable content creators and distributors to produce, encode, transmit and playback content for superior consumer experiences. The company is also developing new applications, most recently for voice conferencing, as well as imaging solutions that enable high dynamic range picture quality in televisions and cinemas. In 2014, the company completed its acquisition of Doremi Technologies LLC (Doremi) and certain assets related to the business of Doremi. Doremi is a developer and manufacturer of digital cinema servers. The company licenses its technologies in 50 countries, and its licensees distribute products that incorporate its technologies throughout the world. Products The company designs and manufactures audio and imaging products for the film production, cinema, television, broadcast, and entertainment industries. Distributed in approximately 70 countries, these products are used in content creation, distribution, and playback to improve image and sound quality, and improve transmission and playback. Digital Cinema Servers: The company’s Digital Cinema Server products are used to load, store, decrypt, decode and watermark digital film files for presentation on digital cinema projectors. The company also provides products that encrypt, encode and package digital film data for distribution. Dolby Cinema Audio Products: The company’s Cinema Processors decode and render digital cinema soundtracks, including those using Dolby Atmos. The company also provides products that author, encrypt, encode and package Dolby Atmos sound tracks. Other Products: Broadcast hardware and software used to encode, transmit, and decode multiple channels of high quality audio for DTV (digital television) and high definition television distribution, Dolby Voice conference phones, monitors, and 3-D glasses and kits. Services The company offers a range of services to support theatrical and television production for cinema exhibition, broadcast, and home entertainment. The company’s engineers assist in the integration and support of its technologies and products to create and reproduce both audio and imaging content. The specific areas in which their assistance is provided could involve equipment calibration, mixing room alignment, equalization, and color and light image calibration. The company’s engineers also provide equipment training, system and venue design consultation, as well as on-site technical expertise to cinema operators, film festivals, movie premieres, and trade shows throughout the world. Licensing The company licenses its technologies to a range of customers who incorporate them into their products for improved audio and imaging functionality. These products cover a range of end-user experiences whether it be at home, at work, on mobile devices, or at the cinema. The company has licensing arrangements with approximately 550 electronics product original equipment manufacturers and software developer licensees. The company offers a range of technologies that are used for various applications. However, the company’s key technologies are as follows: Dolby Digital Plus: An advanced digital audio coding technology that offers audio transmission of premium audio for a range of media applications, such as DTV, mobile, and Internet-based services. Dolby Digital: A digital audio coding technology that provides multichannel sound in the home from digital versatile discs, digital terrestrial broadcast, cable, and satellite systems. Advanced Audio Coding and High Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding: High quality audio coding technologies used for broadcast, download and streaming content. Dolby TrueHD: A lossless audio coding technology that enables c

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