Retired in 2019 as Vice President R&D Camera's of
Grass Valley, a Belden brand.
Amongst many other fields he was responsible for development and the implementation of imagers in
professional and broadcast video cameras.
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. He was the chief architect for the Xensium CMOS
imager. In 2016 he received the David Sarnoff Award for his work on imagers and imaging.
During his farewell party in 2019, Centen was Knigted in the order of the Dutch Lion
for his groudbreaking international work in the broadcast industry.
holds a B.Sc., a Cum Laude M.Sc. and a Ph.D. The latter at the faculty of
Electrical Engineering of the Eindhoven University of Technology, The
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