Lambert Spaanenburg has received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (with honors) from Delft University in 1972. He worked in various positions at Twente University (Enschede, The Netherlands) and consulted to industry in the area of microelectronics. During this period he also spent a sabbatical leave with the VENUS group at Siemens Research Laboratories (Muenchen-Perlach, Germany) on software and hardware design frames, which subsequently became part of his Ph.-D. thesis. In 1988 Lambert joined the Institute for Microelectronics Stuttgart (Vaihingen, Germany) to manage the Signal Processing Department, while guest lecturing at the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University (Frankfurt a/M, Germany). Here, novel software and hardware functions for intelligent automotive control were developed and demonstrated. This line of research was continued when he moved in 1993 to Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Groningen, The Netherlands) to found the Chair in Technical Computing Science. Next to heading the IWI Cluster on Systems Technology, Lambert initiated & matured the Research & Consultancy Center IMPACTS, the predecessor of Dacolian. In 2000/´01 a sabbatical leave at KPN Research Laboratories (Groningen, The Netherlands) was devoted to prepare new courseware on Intelligent Web Applications. In 2002/’03 he started the Intelligent Silicon Systems group at Lund University (Lund, Sweden). Spaanenburg has published more than 180 refereed articles and holds 5 patents. He has founded the journal Integration and is still editor of the VLSI Design Journal, the Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems and the Journal of Mobile Information Systems.