Thursday, June 27, 2019

Peter Centen Awarded by Order of the Netherlands Lion

Grass Valley congratulates Peter Centen on being awarded by the Order of the Netherlands Lion for his significant contributions to Dutch society and the broadcast industry. The Order is given on behalf of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands to only a limited amount of people each year who have distinguished themselves by exceptional artistic achievement, scientific performance, technical innovation or inventive entrepreneurship.

Centen played a major role in transitioning camera technology from CCD imagers to CMOS sensors — which enabled present-day HD, 4K UHD and HDR imaging. Centen invented HD-DPM technology and has been recognized worldwide for his work in imaging.

"This recognition is incredibly well deserved. Peter is a visionary and was a major asset to us at Grass Valley and the industry as a whole," said Marcel Koutstaal, GM and VP cameras, Grass Valley. "It is incredible to see him being honored for his impactful work, his passion for people and significant contributions to the industry over the last 34 years."

Centen has published over 65 international journal and conference articles on image sensor technologies and cameras.

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  1. Albert Theuwissen - Harvest ImagingJune 27, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Congrats to Peter and Peti. I had the luxury to attend the ceremony, and afterwards to have dinner with the awardee and his wife. It is always great to have one of our imaging community recognized.

  2. Congrats, Peter! Well deserved!



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