Steve Nasiri has been pioneering motion-processing technologies with micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) at five startups--including SenSym (Honeywell), NovaSensor (GE) and Integrated Sensor Solutions (TI)--before founding Invensense.
He invented the “Nasiri Process” technology which bonds a MEMS chip together with the ASIC that controls it, creating a scalable hermetically sealed system that is cheaper to produce and longer-lived in the field.
With Nasiri at its helm, Invensense has consistently one-upped rivals with the world’s first dual axis gyro, the world’s first three axis gyro, the world’s first six axis gyro and accelerometer motion processor, and the world’s first nine-axis gyro, accelerometer and compass motion processor.
Nasiri’s greatest contribution, however, has been in applying MEMS motion processing technologies to non-traditional application areas exemplified by Invensense’s crown jewel--the gyroscope enabled Black & Decker screwdriver (pictured here in his hand) which changes rotation directions at the flip of a wrist.
Although his plans are hush-hush, over the next decade Nasiri will likely apply MEMS technologies to even wider reaching aspects of the human condition, having recently stepped down as CEO of Invensense where he still serves on its board of directors.
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