Posted on October 2, 2007 in Press Releases
WASHINGTON, October 2007 – The Board of Directors of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) have named John Henderson to be the next Chairman of the Technology and Standards Group. Mr. Henderson has been an active participant in ATSC for many years, contributing to its technology and standards group, the planning committee and the board’s strategic planning and membership subcommittees. He replaces Mr. William Miller of ABC, whose term as TSG Chairman will expire on December 31, 2007.
“John Henderson has a long history of contributions to the ATSC Digital Television standards – from leading system-specific tests of the original digital systems and the Grand Alliance system to his most recent contributions as TSG vice-chair, the chair of our Specialist Group on Receivers and a number of other leadership roles,” said Glenn Reitmeier, ATSC Board of Directors Chairman, NBC Universal. “John’s deep technical knowledge and balanced perspective on system and receiver design is widely recognized by ATSC members.”
Henderson’s immersion in consumer electronics product development and technology application began immediately upon graduation from college, when he joined RCA Laboratories. He continued with RCA Labs and its successor, Sarnoff, until 1991, when he joined Hitachi America R&D. As an individual contributor, team member, or manager with RCA and Sarnoff, he has contributed to television tuner control systems, IF filter design, video, and to systems brought by Sarnoff to the ACATS process. At Hitachi, he managed digital TV, cable modem, and wireless modem product design. John is currently a representative of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) in ATSC activities.
“John will be taking the reins of our key technology group at an exciting time in the twenty five year history of our organization” said ATSC President Mark Richer. “As we develop the next generation of DTV Standards, we are fortunate to have a Technology and Standards chair with John’s engineering experience and leadership skills.”
Henderson holds more than 25 issued US patents, and has presented numerous papers in these areas. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and is also a past recipient of the ATSC Bernard J. Lechner Award. He received a BSEE cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSE from Princeton University.
The Advanced Television Systems Committee is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. The ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite and semiconductor industries. The ATSC Digital Television Standard has been adopted in Canada, Mexico, the United States, South Korea and Honduras. For more information, visit atscnextgentv.vp77wsn4-liquidwebsites.com.
Lindsay Shelton-Gross, ATSC (202) 872-9160, email@example.com.
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