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RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD) is the company that develops the RealD 3D technology, used for projecting films in stereoscopic 3D using circularly polarized light. The company was founded in 2003 by Michael V. Lewis and Joshua Greer. Between 2005 and 2007 the company purchased StereoGraphics Inc. and optical components technology company ColorLink, a provider of rear-projection television (RPTV) equipment, polarizing film and optical technologies including technologies for the US Military. RealD developed its acquired technology to create its 3D cinema systems.
RealD supplies 3D technology to customers including Fortune 500 companies, theme parks, education centers, and for medical research and procedures. The company held its initial public offering on July 20, 2010, when a total of 14,375,000 shares of common stock were sold.
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