Sumio Morioka is a Senior Researcher at System IP Core Research Labs, NEC Corp. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Osaka University in 1997, he joined NTT. He then moved to IBM Research Labs and subsequently to Sony and NEC Corp. During his entire career he has been working on the design of high performance IP cores and commercial SOCs in various application areas such as security, image/video processing and error correction. In 2004 he received the Sony MVP award for the development of a security hardware sub-system for PlayStation Portable and PLAYSTATION3.