Kevin Chau

Kevin Chau

Vice President at MEMStaff, Inc.

San Francisco Bay Area

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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

Vice President

MEMStaff, Inc.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Semiconductors industry

July 2008Present (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

LV Sensors, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Semiconductors industry

September 2006June 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,

Analog Devices

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; ADI; Semiconductors industry

January 1992August 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.

Principal Engineer

Invensys Foxboro Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ISYS.L; Industrial Automation industry

December 1987January 1992 (4 years 2 months)

Developed surface-micromachined polysilicon-diaphragm pressure sensor arrays.

Kevin Chau's Education

Stanford University

MA, Music, Science, and Technology


Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)
Digital Audio Signal Processing

University of Michigan

PhD, Electrical Engineering


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.

University of Michigan

MS, Electrical Engineering


The University of Hong Kong

BS, Electrical Engineering


Final Year Project under Prof. Patrick Y. C. Cheng: Effects of Nonuniformity of the Insulating Layer on Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Solar Cells.

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