Benedetto Vigna, general manager of the analog, MEMS and sensors group at STMicroelectronics NV, joined the company's R&D labs in 1995 and launched the company's efforts in MEMS. Vigna has risen up through the ranks of the company along with its success in selling MEMS components, particularly into the consumer sector.
In 2001 he became director of the MEMS business unit working on accelerometers and gyroscopes as ST made a commitment to the MEMS market. And in 2007 Vigna's responsibilities were increased to include sensors, RF, analog, mixed-signal, interface and audio ICs.
ST's MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes have been adopted in motion activated user interfaces used in game consoles, smartphones and tablet computers. In 2012 the company was estimated to be the world's largest vendor of MEMS components with about $1 billion in annual sales.
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