Ken Sakamura started the TRON Project at the University of Tokyo after he recognized that the microprocessor would be integral to the infrastructure of the future society. He has led the project since its founding and has designed and produced a series of real-time operating systems (TRON RTOS) that are used in billions of devices today. The TRON RTOS family has always been open and free, an approach that has proven novel and powerful. Today, RTOS based on TRON specifications are used across the consumer electronics industry and beyond, from engine controls on automobiles to satellites, mobile phones and game consoles.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Sakamura is currently Dean of the Faculty at Toyo University, a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo, and the director of the independent YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan.