Petronel Bigioi is CTO, Product Licensing of Xperi Corporation. In this role, he leads an experienced engineering team developing image processing and sound solutions to address various problems in the digital still camera, mobile phone, home, automotive and other related markets. XPERI’s imaging and sound technology can be found in more than 5 billion devices worldwide. Petronel has more than 250 granted and published U.S. and international patents. Petronel is an IEEE Fellow with over 20 years of experience in the digital still camera and mobile phone industries, working in both signal processing and connectivity.
A co-founder of several successful companies (including FotoNation), he is also a pioneer of digital camera connectivity, a co-author and actively involved in the picture transfer protocol (PTP) and PTP-over-IP networks communication standards. Married and a father of four, Petronel enjoys photography and playing ping pong and is a music aficionado in his spare time. Petronel got his B.Sc. in electronics engineering (1997) from Transilvania University, Brasov. Petronel also holds master degrees in ASIC design (Transilvania University, Brasov, 1998) and Networks and Communications (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2000). Petronel obtained his Ph.D. in electronics from Transilvania University (2005), where his work was recognized by the Romanian Academy of science with a “Gheorghe Cartianu” award.