Michelle Kiang is the General Manager and Vice President of the Ultrasonic Business Unit at TDK and co-founder of Chirp Microsystems, Inc., a company commercializing an ultra-low power, ultrasonic 3D sensing technology that will revolutionize human machine interfaces for IoT devices. Chirp was acquired in February 2018 by TDK as a wholly own subsidiary, and Michelle became Vice President and General Manager of the new business unit under TDK’s MEMS Sensor Business Group. Most recently, she led corporate business development at NeoPhotonics, managing M&A, strategic investment, and partnership activities. Previously, she was the Director of Strategy and Planning for the Image Sensor Group at Micron Technology. Her prior startup experience included as the co-founder and VP Marketing for PINC Solutions, a leading provider of sensor-fusion enabled real-time visibility solutions, and Onix Microsystems, a pioneer in MEMS-based optical networking products.
Dr. Kiang received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of California, Berkeley, and the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, all in Electrical Engineering. She is the recipient of the David Sakrason Award for her outstanding thesis work at UC Berkeley.