Manuel Abadia had his MS Degree in Computer Science (Univ. Murcia, Spain)
He is a Freelance Software Architect/Engineer and Trainer.
He sells his own components in his webpage (http://www.manuelabadia.com).
He was the Software Architect for the MoviTAP project that won the first prize in the Microsoft and Vodafone mobile web Services contest.
He has done some external work in companies like Namco America Inc. and Gaelco SA.
He has contributed to the MAME project (http://www.mamedev.com) for some years (and continues to do so eventually).