Program » Industry Session » MSIG Update

Tim Brosnihan
SEMI MEMS and Sensors Industry Group, USA

For over 20 years, the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) has been our sector's world-leading trade organization. As the US enters an unprecedented era of funding for domestic semiconduction production and R&D, the MEMS sector is also positioned to benefit from investment such as the "Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act". MSIG and its parent company, SEMI, have launched critical initiatives to help build a strong and secure future for MEMS and the broader semiconductor industry. In this talk Dr. Brosnihan will provide a market outlook for MEMS and present SEMI's initiatives for a dependable supply chain, workforce development, sustainable manufacturing and more.

Dr. Timothy Brosnihan currently serves as Executive Director of the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) at SEMI. The MSIG consortia represents hundreds of companies across the world, furthering the advancement of the MEMS and sensors ecosystem critical to smart devices, big data and IoT. With a goal of connecting companies, technologists and business leaders to collaborate and innovate, MSIG is positioned to promote and grow the global MEMS and sensors supply chain, helping the industry thrive.

Prior to joining SEMI, Tim held various management roles in the semiconductor and MEMS industry, totaling over 25 years of experience from small start-up companies to large corporations. After earning a master's degree and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and MEMS from UC Berkeley, Tim started his career with Analog Devices' Micromachined Products Division working on a variety of products from inertial sensors to optical switches. From there he joined Pixtronix, a MEMS-based display start-up company later acquired by Qualcomm, where he was Senior Director of MEMS Technology. He later joined Cirrus Logic as Director of MEMS Development to bring up a MEMS microphone product line.