Vice President at MEMStaff, Inc.
- San Francisco Bay Area
Kevin Chau's Overview
- Vice President at MEMStaff, Inc.
Kevin Chau's Summary
Prominent MEMS technologist with 25 years of experience leading large development efforts (with cross-geographic teams of up to 40 people) in commercializing MEMS products for high-volume applications.
Specialties: Solving performance, yield, quality, and reliability problems in MEMS design, fabrication (with and without on-chip circuit integration), packaging, and calibration.
Kevin Chau's Experience
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Semiconductors industry
July 2008 – Present (6 years 3 months)
Extensively networked and knowledgeable in the MEMS field. Developed direct relationships with technical hiring managers of MEMS client companies. Recruited top MEMS talents to fill open positions.
Provided technical consulting and due diligence services in the MEMS field.
Director, MEMS Engineering
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Semiconductors industry
September 2006 – June 2008 (1 year 10 months)
Managed a team of MEMS engineers responsible for all functions related to MEMS development and fabrication of sensor products in a fabless mode.
Technical Strategy Manager, Low G Inertial MEMS,
Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; ADI; Semiconductors industry
January 1992 – August 2006 (14 years 8 months)
Instrumental in the development of MEMS accelerometers which have become high volume products found in diverse applications from airbag crash sensors for automobiles to consumer electronics products, e.g., the Nintendo Wii.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ISYS.L; Industrial Automation industry
December 1987 – January 1992 (4 years 2 months)
Developed surface-micromachined polysilicon-diaphragm pressure sensor arrays.
Kevin Chau's Education
MA, Music, Science, and Technology
2011 – 2013
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)
Digital Audio Signal Processing
University of Michigan
PhD, Electrical Engineering
1981 – 1987
PhD Dissertation under Prof. Kensall D. Wise: An Ultraminiature Solid-State Pressure Sensor for a Multisite Cardiac Catheter.
Invented the "Dissolved Wafer Process" that later saw commercialization at ISSYS, Draper Laboratory, Rockwell, Honeywell, and Ford Microelectronics, Inc.
MS, Electrical Engineering
1980 – 1981
BS, Electrical Engineering
1977 – 1980
Final Year Project under Prof. Patrick Y. C. Cheng: Effects of Nonuniformity of the Insulating Layer on Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Solar Cells.