Petronel Bigioi

CTO, Product at Xperi

Petronel Bigioi is our CTO of Product, 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. 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.

Petronel got his Bachelors of Science in electronics engineering (1997) from Transilvania University, Brasov. Petronel also holds two 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), his work being recognized by Romanian academy of science with a “Gheorghe Cartianu” award.



  • CTO, Product

    Current role