Steve Nasiri, founder, investor and mentor at Nasiri Ventures LLC has been a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. However, his biggest success has been InvenSense Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) which he led from its founding in 2003 until he left the company in October 2012.
InvenSense was the first fabless chip company to breakthrough in MEMS – with multi-axis motion processing components for consumer electronics – and Nasiri created the so-called Nasiri manufacturing process and delivered it to foundries TSMC and Globalfoundries. This not only allows them to be dual-source suppliers of InvenSense CMOS MEMS components but also opens the process up to other would-be fabless MEMS companies. Nasiri took InvenSense public in 2011.
Prior to founding InvenSense, Nasiri was involved with several MEMS startups including SenSym (acquired by Honeywell), NovaSensor (acquired by General Electric), Integrated Sensor Solutions (acquired by Texas Instruments), ISS-Nagano GmbH, Intelligent Sensing Solutions (acquired by Maxim Integrated), and Transparent Optical Networks.
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