holds degrees of HTS Den Bosch (B.Sc.), Eindhoven University of Technology (cum laude M.Sc. and Ph.D.). In 1984 he joined the Philips Broadcast Camera division. From 1985-1991, he was a guest researcher at the Philips Research Laboratories, where he focused on low-noise high-bandwidth output-stages for CCD imagers -in the "unsuited" CCD process- and optimal signal processing of CCD signals. Was part time teacher at the Royal Philips Electronics training center, CTT.
In the past 30+ years, the camera division has been divested to Bosch (BTS), Philips, Thomson-Technicolor, Francisco Partners, Belden, Black Dragon and is known in the industry as Grass Valley. Widely known for the LDK cameras, with recent successor the LDX and in the field of cinematography the VIPER. The camera division has always been based in Breda, the Netherlands.
In his R&D role, Centen has been involved in all the leading R&D projects such as the development of HDTV cameras, SDTV cameras and Super Slo-Motion cameras and recently 2/3" 4k and HDR. Always moving the limits of technology in an everlasting battle with competition and time. He was the inventor of HD-DPM technology (one imager for all the television standards) for which he was an EMMY recipient in 2003. In 2010 an Emmy was awarded for the application of HD-DPM in the LDK6000 HDTV camera and in 2015 an Emmy for the LDK8300 HDTV high speed camera. He was the chief architect for the Xensium CMOS imager.
From 2010-2019 he was Vice President R&D Broadcast Cameras Grass Valley, a Belden brand. Peter moved Grass Valley's broadcast cameras from CCD-imagers to inhouse-designed CMOS-imagers in times when nobody dared to abandon CCD's. A broadcast first.
In 2016 he received the David Sarnoff Award for his work on imagers and imaging. (download Video). During his farewell party in 2019, Centen was Knighted in the order of the Netherlands Lion for his significant contribution to the Netherlands society and the broadcast industry. He is now active as consultant in the technology space.
Dr. Centen holds 16+ patents, has authored or co-authored and presented over 70 technical papers and has contributing chapters in 2 books. Was ad-hoc reviewer for IEEE, MDPI and SMPTE. Ad-hoc reviewer of NWO/STW funded projects. Participated in paper selection - and conference advisory committees. Several times he was an external examiner in PhD committees.
Peter is a member of the IEEE and SMPTE and has published journal and conference articles in related fields and presented the work of R&D at numerous international conferences. (IBC, IISW, ISSCC, ISE, NAB, SMPTE)
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