Behrooz Abdi

General Manager of MEMS Sensors Business Group

Abdi, a member of InvenSense’s board of directors since June 2011, was appointed President and CEO in October 2012, and now serves as General Manager of MEMS Sensors Business Group. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a leader in intelligent semiconductor solutions for the Internet. Before this, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of RMI Corporation (also known as Raza Microelectronics Inc.), a fabless semiconductor company, from November 2007 to October 2009. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of CDMA Technologies (QCT) at Qualcomm, Inc., a provider of wireless technology and services, from March 2004 to November 2007. Prior to joining Qualcomm, he held leadership and engineering positions at Motorola, Inc. where he served as Vice President and General Manager for Motorola’s radio products division, in charge of RF and mixed-signal ICs for the wireless mobile market. He currently is a director at Tabula, Inc. and Exar Corporation.

Abdi holds a BSEE from Montana State University and an MSEE from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Divi Gupta

VP & GM – Finger Print Business Unit

Divi Gupta joined TDK in April 2016 to lead the company’s Strategic Marketing and R&D in the US and now serves as VP & General Manager of the Fingerprint Business Unit. In the Strategic Marketing and R&D role, Divi led organic and inorganic technology strategy, completing two acquisitions, and built an R&D center. Prior to joining TDK, Divi served as CEO at Newlans, a venture funded startup building tunable RF components, which was bought by TDK in January 2016. Prior to founding Newlans, he was a Sales Engineer and then a Senior Financial Analyst at Narad Networks, a provider of high speed data connectivity over cable networks, where he ran customer trials and built models of customer deployments respectively.

Divi holds a MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Electrical Engineering, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Peter Hartwell

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Peter G. Hartwell is Chief Technology Officer at InvenSense. Peter has over 25 years experience commercializing silicon MEMS products, working on advanced sensors and actuators, and specializes in MEMS testing techniques. At InvenSense Peter is responsible for technology strategy and leads our Advanced Technology research group. Prior to joining InvenSense, Peter spent four years as Architect of Sensing Hardware at Apple where he built and led a team responsible for the integration of accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, pressure, proximity, and ambient light sensors across the entire product line. Before Apple, Peter was a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories where he spent 12 years.  At HP, he was the MEMS lead on HP’s 10 nano-g/rt Hz MEMS accelerometer forming the basis of HP’s Central Nervous System for the Earth (CeNSE), an early version of what has become the Internet of Things (IoT). Peter has over 40 worldwide patents on MEMS devices and sensor applications. Peter has a B.S. in Materials Science from the University of Michigan and a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Amir Panush

VP&GM – Motion and Pressure Business Unit

Amir Panush joined InvenSense in April 2015 to lead the company’s Strategy & Corporate Development activities, and now serves as VP & General Manager of the Motion and Pressure Business Unit. Prior to joining InvenSense, Amir served as Senior Director Product Management and Business development of IoE/IoT Client business at Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM). Prior to that, he was Director of Automotive Product Management of Qualcomm Atheros division where he grew the business from inception to widespread adoption by tier 1 automotive customers. Prior to Qualcomm, Amir led strategic marketing and partnerships at Atheros Communications. His earlier industry roles spanned software engineering and project management leadership at Texas Instruments and Comsys Mobile (acquired by Intel)

Amir holds a Master of Business Administration from Haas Business School, University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree, Cum Laude, in Computer Science from Technion Institute of Technology in Israel.

Al Heshmati

Vice President of Systems & Software

Al Heshmati joined InvenSense in Dec 2012 and serves as Vice President of Systems & Software.

Al has extensive commercial experience in development of location technology, motion sensing solutions, wireless, and SOC design.  Prior to InvenSense, he was Vice President of Software at CSR (previously SIRF), and before that he held several engineering leadership roles at Qualcomm, SnapTrack, and Trimble Navigation.

Al received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Cal State University, Fullerton.  He has 20 US patents issued or pending.


Eric Kawamoto

Vice President – Operations

Eric Kawamoto joined InvenSense in Mar 2015 and serves as Vice President of Operations.  Prior to joining InvenSense, Eric held senior leadership positions in Connectivity Product Marketing and Wireless Audio Product & Test Engineering at Microchip, was Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Electronics Solutions business unit at SMSC, and was the CDMA/WCDMA and RF Point Solutions Operations Manager at Motorola SPS, Radio Products Division.

Eric received his BSEE and MSEE degrees in Solid State Device Physics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Physical Electronics Laboratory.

Stephen Lloyd

Vice President – Engineering and New Product Development

Stephen Lloyd has been our Vice President of Engineering and New Product Development since December 2008. Prior to joining us, he worked at several semiconductor companies, including service from 2004 to 2008 at Beceem Communications, first as Vice President of Engineering for RF Microelectronics and later as Executive Vice President of Engineering. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Executive Director of RF IC Design for Skyworks Solutions, and from 1997 to 2002, he served as an Executive Director of Conexant Systems.

Mr. Lloyd received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.