Consumer multimedia systems, such as DVD recorders and digital televisions contain specialized chips that implement a large part of the functionality. Traditionally, semiconductor vendors develop a custom-tailored chip for each new product to optimize cost and performance of the target system. However, the rapid succession of new products in the ma
Martijn Rutten is vice president and founder of Vector Fabrics, a start-up company in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Until recently, Martijn worked as system architect at NXP Semiconductors, responsible for the software infrastructure of multi-processor ASICS for advanced smartphones and car-radio products.[-] Martijn is a seasoned architect with nine years of industrial experience in bridging the gap between hardware and software. In 2007, Martijn completed a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Amsterdam.[-] He currently holds eight worldwide patents.