Vigna is Executive Vice President and
MEMS technology allows tiny sensors that measure parameters such as acceleration, angular velocity and pressure to be built at low cost and manufactured in high volumes. This has revolutionized industries as varied as mobile phones (gesture-based user interfaces), laptops (impact protection), photography (optical image stabilization) and health and fitness (e.g. remote heart monitoring, concussion monitoring, glaucoma detection).
Vigna s insight and drive remain critical to the MEMS revolution; he exemplifies the leadership qualities needed to move the industry forward, said
Vigna joined STMicroelectronics R&D Labs in 1995, and launched the Company s technical development efforts in MEMS. Six years later, he became Director of the MEMS Business Unit, responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing of ST s MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes. In 2007, Vigna s scope was enlarged to include management of Sensors, RF, High-Performance Analog and Mixed Signal, Interface, Audio for Portable, and General-Purpose Analog products.
Vigna has filed more than 170 patents on micromachining to date, authored numerous publications in this field, and delivered many invited speeches at international conferences. He has served as industrial consultant for the President of the
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