Faroudja Enterprises has announced that Bill Herz, an industry innovator in the fields of video, multimedia, visual computing and consumer electronics technology, has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer and VP of Business Development. Herz brings more than 25 years of video experience to his new position at Faroudja Enterprises.
Faroudja Enterprises develops intellectual property to improve video streaming and file compression efficiency without affecting perceived quality. The technology potentially delivers a bitrate reduction of 35 to 50 percent with any existing compression system via the use of novel pre- and post-processing that is video compression/codec agnostic.
“Bill is a perfect match for our expanding business. His expertise in advanced video technologies, proven marketing skills and exceptional leadership abilities will strengthen the team and enable the company to bring our compression pre- and post-processing innovations to market faster,” said Yves Faroudja, President of Faroudja Enterprises. “Our technologies are designed to better manage today’s demand for video and pave the way for IP delivered 4K as well as traditionally delivered media. Bill will help the company manage our growth and present the market with the most effective video compression imaging solutions.”
Prior to joining Faroudja Enterprises, Herz was a Sr. Fellow and Chief Multimedia Technologist at AMD. Prior to AMD, Bill spent seven years in various roles at NVISIA, including Principal Video and Consumer Architect and Technologist. Preceding NVIDIA, Bill served as a Vice President of Technology and Strategy at Oak Technology (now CSR), and Vice President of Concepts and Systems Engineering at Cachevision/Seagate. His work included defining the future video and digital home products for systems, chip architectures and software.
“Yves’ vision and video experience drew me to the company and I believe that the technologies developed by the Faroudja Enterprises team will absolutely disrupt the video delivery ecosystem, making it capable of handling the increasing amounts of media that consumers desire,” said Herz. “The company has the experience, focus and core technologies to change the way the industry delivers media. It’s an exciting time to join this company.”
Herz has lead or been part of teams responsible for many TV, PC and consumer electronics “industry firsts” at companies including Ampex, NVIDIA, Seagate and Sony. His leadership has helped teams deliver industry-changing technology and concept demonstrations at a number of prestigious events, including CES, ETIA, SIGGRAPH, ISSCC and SMPTE.
Herz has been granted 63 patents throughout his career. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications Management from SUNY Binghamton and Syracuse University respectively. He is a member of IEEE and SMPTE.