Dolby and Intel cooperate to bring surround sound to PCs

Dolby Intel today announced that the two companies are collaborating to provide developers with tools to enable high-end audio for Intel-based PC platforms. As a result, consumers will be able to enjoy a premium surround sound experience on their computers whether they are on the go, in the living room, or bringing the audio studio into their den, a prepared statement of the firms said.

The powerful combination of Dolby's audio expertise and Intel's participation based on Dolby Master Studio's audio specifications should lead to the creation of advanced High Definition (HD) Audio solutions.

Intel said that its new product reference designs and guidelines will support the Dolby PC initiative.