FotoNation Vice President Named IEEE Fellow

FotoNation Vice President Named IEEE Fellow

Dr. Petronel Bigioi is recognized for his leadership in advancing digital imaging technology.


San Jose, CA—Tessera Holding Corporation announced that Dr. Petronel Bigioi, senior vice president of engineering and general manager at FotoNation, was named an IEEE Fellow. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is recognizing Dr. Bigioi for his leadership in advancing digital imaging technology for handheld consumer devices.

Dr. Petronel Bigioi

With more than 15 years of experience in 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 of 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 cofounder of FotoNation, Dr. Bigioi is a pioneer of digital camera connectivity. Furthermore, he is also a coauthor of the picture transfer protocol (PTP) and PTP-over-IP networks communication standards. He has a PhD (digital camera), MSc (ASIC design) and also a first-class BSc degree in electronic engineering from Transylvania University in Brasov, Romania. Dr. Bigioi also holds an MEng (networks and communications) degree from National University of Ireland, Galway.
fotonation-logo-new-2015-horizDr. Bigioi has presented and published more than 35 papers and also has more than 250 granted and published U.S. and international patents to date.


The IEEE is a leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000-plus members in 160 countries, the association is an authority on a wide variety of areas. They range from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. The association also sponsors or cosponsors nearly 1,700 international technical conferences each year.

Tessera Holding Corporation

tessera-logoTessera Holding Corporation is the parent company of Tessera, DTS, FotoNation and also Invensas. Additionally, it is one of the leading product and technology licensing companies. Tessera’s 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 as well as packaging.