Apple Hires Dolby VP Mike Rockwell to Help Boost Audio and Display Performance

Apple Hires Dolby VP Mike Rockwell to Help Boost Audio and Display Performance

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Apple has hired Dolby Executive Vice President Mike Rockwell to its hardware division, according to 9to5Mac. Rockwell will become an executive in Apple's hardware division likely tasked with boosting the audio and display performance of future Apple products, says the report.

At Dolby, Rockwell was most recently in charge of the company’s Advanced Technology Group, where he led the “invention of new technology and incubation of new businesses,” according to an archive of Dolby’s executive profiles page. While Dolby is best-known for multichannel audio solutions, Rockwell was interestingly involved in Dolby Vision, a “state-of-the-art color display technology” designed to improve the color rendition and brightness of high-definition displays and capture tools, among other projects

Notably, Apple has hired away leading talent from audio companies in the past. Last year, it hired digital audio expert Dana Massie away from Audience and previously it hired Tomlinson Holman, the audio genius behind Lucasfilm's THX sound.

Rockwell's move to Apple is confirmed by his LinkedIn page; however, he doesn't provide any further details about his role at the company.

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Apple Hires Dolby VP Mike Rockwell to Help Boost Audio and Display Performance
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