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Benedetto Vigna is Executive Vice President, General Manager of the Analog, MEMS and Sensors Product Group, and has held this position since September 2011.
Vigna joined STMicroelectronics’ R&D Lab in Castelletto, Italy, in 1995. Six years later, he was appointed Director of the MEMS Business Unit, responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing of ST’s MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes. These have been successfully adopted by large consumer equipment manufacturers for motion-activated user interfaces in many popular devices, including the Nintendo Wii game console and a wide range of smartphones and tablets. In 2007, Vigna’s organization was transformed into a Product Division and his scope was subsequently enlarged to include management of Sensors, RF, High-Performance Analog and Mixed Signal, as well as Interface, Audio for Portable, and General-Purpose Analog products.
Vigna has filed more than 150 patents on micromachining to date, authored numerous publications in this field, and delivered many invited speeches at most important international conferences. He served as industrial consultant for the President of the Italian Scientific Research Center. He was also nominated for 2010 Best Patent Award by European Patent Office and he is part of the Industrial Board of several funded projects.
Benedetto Vigna was born in Potenza, Italy, in 1969, and graduated with a degree in Subnuclear Physics from the University of Pisa, Italy.