Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO, Bosch Sensortec, on MEMS on Driving the Nation

Congratulations Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner

Bosch Sensortec announces that its CEO, Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, has been chosen by the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group to receive its prestigious MEMS/Sensors Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award was made at the recent MEMS Executive Congress® US 2015 in Napa, California.

Dr. Finkbeiner was appointed as CEO of Bosch Sensortec in 2012, having previously served as General Manager and CEO of Akustica Inc, a Bosch Group company which develops MEMS microphones for consumer electronics applications and is located in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Dr. Finkbeiner joined Robert Bosch GmbH in 1995 and has been working for more than 17 years in different positions related to the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of sensors. Senior positions at Bosch have included Director of Marketing for sensors, Director of Corporate Research in microsystems technology, and Vice President of Engineering for sensors.

MEMS Industry Group (MIG) is the trade association advancing MEMS and sensors across global markets. Its members comprise nearly 200 companies and industry partners.

Now in its eleventh year, MEMS Executive Congress is an annual event that brings together business leaders from a broad spectrum of industries: automotive, communications, consumer goods, energy/environmental, industrial and medical.

Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO and general manager of Bosch Sensortec, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about MEMS. What is a MEM? Bosch is developing MEM-based sensors, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, to be used in automotive applications such as airbag deployment or seat belt retraction. Bosch has invested millions of Euros in the growing demand for complex electronic components and systems in the automobile.

How big is a MEM? What are some of the uses of the sensors inside this technology?

What is a BME 280?

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.