Management

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.

Daniel Goehl

Vice President – Worldwide Sales

Daniel Goehl joined InvenSense in 2004 as the company’s Director of Business Development and became its Vice President of Sales in March 2007. Prior to joining InvenSense, Goehl held senior management positions and led sales and business development initiatives at start-up companies in semiconductor and wireless technology markets such as Nazomi Communications, CSI Wireless, Meridian Wireless and Omni Telecommunications.

Goehl has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois and attended Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan for International Business and Japanese language studies.

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.

Eitan Medina

Vice President – Marketing and Product Management

Eitan Medina joined InvenSense in March 2015 and serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Product Management.

Eitan brings over 20 years of experience in driving complex System on Chip product definition, architecture and overall management of hardware and software R&D, as well as collaborating closely with field/sales and also working directly with customer OEM executive decision makers and integration teams. Eitan began his career with DEC, followed by Galileo where he was CTO and VP Product Definition. After the acquisition of Galileo by Marvell Semiconductor, he led the development of the company’s cellular modem and communications processors. After Marvell, he joined Cavium, and subsequently Audience, where he was most recently the VP of Engineering.

Eitan received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel.

Amir Panush

Vice President – Corporate Development

Amir Panush serves as InvenSense’s Vice President Corporate Development, helping drive the company’s strategic vision and assessing new opportunities, acquisitions and strategic business initiatives. Amir joined InvenSense in 2015 from Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) where he served as Senior Director Product Management and Business development of Qualcomm IoE/IoT Client business. 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.

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