Benedetto Vigna is Executive Vice President, General Manager of the Analog and MEMS Group, and has held this position since January 2016. He is a member of ST’s Corporate Strategic Committee.
Vigna joined STMicroelectronics in 1995 and launched the Company’s efforts in MEMS. Under his guidance, ST’s MEMS sensors found early success with large OEMs for motion-activated user interfaces establishing ST’s MEMS leadership. Vigna has piloted ST’s successful moves into microphones, magnetic sensors, and touch-screen controllers, as well as environmental sensors, micro-actuators, automotive sensors, and low-power radios for IoT. In 2011, his responsibilities expanded to include general-purpose and high-end analog ICs. ST’s smart-power products were added to Vigna’s mandate in early 2016.
Vigna has filed more than 170 patents on micromachining to date, authored numerous publications, and delivered many speeches at international conferences. He sits on the industrial board of several EU-funded programs. Vigna’s contributions to the MEMS industry have been recognized with the Executive of the Year Award by the MEMS Industry Group (2013), the European SEMI Award (2013), and the IEEE Frederik Philips Award (2015).
Benedetto Vigna was born in Potenza, Italy, in 1969, and graduated with a degree in Subnuclear Physics from the University of Pisa, Italy.