SMPTE elevates Ericsson’s Giles Wilson to Fellow status

Aug 07, 2015

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® has announced that Giles Wilson, Head of TV Compression at Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), is to be elevated to the status of SMPTE Fellow. SMPTE® is a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. The honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.

As head of Ericsson’s TV compression business, Wilson oversees the strategy, vision, and development of the company’s industry-leading compression technology portfolio. He has played a pioneering role in the company’s 20-year heritage of creating next-generation compression solutions. He has also been instrumental in developing the technology architectures and solutions for many of today's leading TV experiences. One example is the world’s first MPEG-4 AVC HD encoder, which was recognized with an Emmy® Award for its technical innovation.

Elisabetta Romano, Vice President and Head of TV and Media, Ericsson, says: “We are delighted that Giles has been recognized by SMPTE for his outstanding work in ensuring that Ericsson continues to be an industry leader in the compression market. For over two decades, Ericsson has been at the forefront of innovation in delivering the next generation of video processing solutions. A big congratulations goes to Giles for his vision, direction and leadership in this groundbreaking work.”

New SMPTE Fellows will be inducted on Wednesday, Oct. 28, during the Fellows Luncheon, held in conjunction with the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

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