Board of Directors Details

Petronel Bigioi

Petronel Bigioi, Chief Technology Officer

Petronel Bigioi serves as chief technology officer. Based in Ireland, he is responsible for leading the engineering team focused on developing image processing and audio solutions for the home, automotive and mobile markets.

Petronel has more than 250 granted and published U.S. and international patents to date. He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer fellow with more than 20 years of experience in the digital still camera and mobile phone industries, working in both signal processing and connectivity. His work has been recognized by the Romanian Academy of Science’s Gheorghe Cartianu Award.

A co-founder of several successful companies including FotoNation, which was later acquired by Xperi, he is also a pioneer of digital camera connectivity and is a co-author of the picture transfer protocol (PTP) and PTP-over-IP networks communication standards.

Petronel obtained his Ph.D. in electronics, master’s degree in application-specific integrated circuits design and bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Transilvania University in Brasov. Petronel also holds a master’s degree in networks and communications from the National University of Ireland, Galway.