skilled people. I have been lucky enough to encounter many of them on numerous occasions,
so it is very difficult for me to acknowledge all of them individually.
I must offer my special thanks to numerous friends at Philips Semiconductors of Nijmegen,
The Netherlands, and Hamburg, Germany, with whom I have had the pleasure of working in
this area for many years, and, at the risk of some unfairness, more particularly to Hannes
Wolff, Matthias Muth, the many ‘Hans’ and other colleagues from the Netherlands, and the
many ‘Peters’ and other colleagues in Germany.
Finally, I would be ungrateful if I did not also thank the many colleagues in the industry,
including car makers and parts manufacturers, whom I regularly encounter at work meetings
and at the ISO. They will know who they are from my remarks about the development of this
book, as a result of which we all hope that this field of multiplexed buses will see the rapid
growth that it deserves.
Lastly, I am extremely grateful to the Marcom team of Philips Semiconductors at Eindhoven,
especially Manuella Philipsen, for the numerous documents and photographs which she
was kind enough to supply and which so enliven this book and the cover.