MILPITAS, Calif. – February 18, 2020 – SEMI today announced the appointment of Timothy Brosnihan as Executive Director of the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), a SEMI Strategic Association Partner. A skilled electronics industry executive and seasoned technologist, Brosnihan brings to MSIG extensive MEMS and sensors, product development and manufacturing experience. In his new role, he will direct MSIG global activities including its research and development, standards, and technical programs. Brosnihan will also spearhead MSIG executive conferences and develop new services for the MEMS and sensors industry.
“SEMI is excited to welcome Tim Brosnihan and looks forward to his leadership of the vibrant MSIG community as it drives innovation across every imaginable industry to transform the way we work and live,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI. “Tim brings superb technical depth, extensive industry contacts, and high energy to this central role as chief evangelist for the $50 billion MEMS and sensors industry.”
“The MSIG Governing Council strongly endorses the selection of Tim Brosnihan to lead SEMI-MSIG,” said John Chong, MSIG council chair and CEO of Jib Technology. “Tim has exceptional leadership qualities and a proven skill set that are readily applicable to MSIG. We are confident that Tim will be a successful advocate for our members and their products.”
Brosnihan began his electronics industry career at Analog Devices and later assumed engineering director roles at Pixtronics and Qualcomm. Most recently, he served as director of MEMS Development at Cirrus Logic. He holds 20 patents and has presented at prestigious conferences organized by IEEE, Transducers, SPIE and other professional societies. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
"I’m honored at the SEMI-MSIG appointment to this unique role,” said Brosnihan. “Our members are true drivers of innovation in mobility and connectivity, with products in virtually every electronics platform. SEMI-MSIG delivers a wealth of industry services and connections worldwide that are enabling the growth and prosperity of our member companies. I look forward to working with SEMI-MSIG to bring new value to the industry.”
MEMS and sensors are integral to billions of electronic devices. From the smartphone to the smart living room, MEMS and sensors are the essential enabling components that allow us to experience the world around us in fundamentally new ways. More than 130 companies and industry partners comprise the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner.
SEMI® connects more than 2,100 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Association Partners, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies. Visit www.semi.org to learn more, contact one of our worldwide offices, and connect with SEMI on LinkedIn and Twitter.