Executive Vice President
General Manager, Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group
Benedetto Vigna is Executive Vice President, General Manager of the Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group, and has held this position since September 2011. 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 leadership, ST’s MEMS motion sensors found early success with large consumer-equipment manufacturers for motion-activated user interfaces and ST has become the MEMS top maker. More recently Vigna has piloted ST’s successful moves into microphones, magnetic sensors, and touch-screen controllers, as well as environmental sensors, micro-actuators, and low-power radios. Since 2007, Vigna’s mandate has also included Sensors, RF, High-Performance Analog and Mixed Signal, Interface, Audio for Portable, and General-Purpose Analog products.
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. In 2013 Vigna won the prestigious European SEMI Award for his contribution to the MEMS industry and was acknowledged as the Executive of the Year by the MEMS Industry Group.
Benedetto Vigna was born in Potenza, Italy, in 1969, and graduated with a degree in Subnuclear Physics from the University of Pisa, Italy.
Updated January 2015