Kaigham (Ken) Gabriel is vice president and deputy director of the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group at Google Inc. a position he came to via Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Immediately prior to joining Motorola Gabriel was acting director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which he had rejoined in 2009.
In his previous role Gabriel was the founder, chairman and CTO of Akustica, a semiconductor company that pioneered digital silicon microphones. The company shipped more than 5 million units before being acquired by Robert Bosch in August 2009. During his time with Akustica Gabriel was also the co-founding executive director of the MEMS Industry Group, the principal trade organization representing the MEMS industry globally.
Gabriel had also worked at DARPA from 1992 to 1997 having been recruited to start the Agency's microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) program.