Benedetto Vigna, STMicroelectronics' executive vice president for Analogue, MEMS and Sensors Group, recently received the Frederik Philips Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his leadership in conceiving, developing and commercialising micro-electromechanical systems.
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Since joining ST, Vigna?has led his teams in delivering groundbreaking MEMS products that have first, transformed computer gaming, and then, enabled smartphones, tablets and new devices that rely on small, affordable, and easy-to-use sensing and actuating. Vignas foundational work on accelerometers and gyroscopes, and later on microphones and actuators, has produced over 170 patents representing MEMS technology and paved the way for almost 1,000 more patents for STs MEMS innovations.
The award was established in 1971 through an agreement between Philips Electronics N.V. and the IEEE. The Frederik Philips Award is presented annually for outstanding accomplishments in managing research and development leading to effective innovation.
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