Dr. Petronel Bigioi of FotoNation Named IEEE Fellow

Dr. Bigioi is being recognized for leadership in advancing digital imaging technology for handheld consumer devices.

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tessera Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: TSRA) (the “Company” or “Tessera”) is pleased to announce Dr. Petronel Bigioi, senior vice president of engineering and general manager at FotoNation, has been named an IEEE Fellow. Dr. Bigioi is being recognized for leadership in advancing digital imaging technology for handheld consumer devices. With more than 15 years’ experience engineering digital imaging solutions for digital still cameras, smartphones, and other related devices, Dr. Bigioi has worked alongside his team of engineers to pioneer many of the features that are considered essential components of digital photography today.

“The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest and is the highest grade of membership conferred by the institute,” said Tom Lacey, CEO Tessera Holding Corporation. “Petro has been a pioneer and leader in his field and richly deserves this recognition. We are honored to have such a talented mind and innovator within the leadership of our company.”
A co-founder of FotoNation, Dr. Bigioi is a pioneer of digital camera connectivity and a co-author of the picture transfer protocol (PTP) and PTP-over-IP networks communication standards. Dr. Bigioi has a Ph.D. (digital camera), M.Sc. (ASIC design) and a first class B.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from Transylvania University in Brasov, Romania. He also holds an M.Eng. (networks and communications) degree from National University of Ireland, Galway. Dr. Bigioi has presented and published more than 35 papers and has more than 250 granted and published U.S. and international patents to date.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1,700 international technical conferences each year. For more information on IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org.

About Tessera Holding Corporation

Tessera Holding Corporation is the parent company of Tessera, DTS, FotoNation and Invensas. We are one of the world’s leading product and technology licensing companies. Our technologies and intellectual property are deployed, in areas such as premium audio, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging. We invent smart sight and sound technologies that enhance and help to transform the human connected experience.

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