The MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, a SEMI Strategic Association Partner, created the Hall of Fame in 2011 to honor and appreciate those who have made a substantial and lasting impact to the industry. The Hall of Fame focuses on thanking the leaders of the industry for inspiring a sense of mission, purpose and dedication that drives this industry forward. The MSIG Hall of Fame presentation took place during the MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress (MSEC), October 22-24, 2019 in San Diego, California.
"It is an honor to be included amongst people that have had such an influence in the MEMS and sensors industry,” says Hartwell. “This recognition from MSIG further inspires my InvenSense team and me to continue pushing our technology to fulfill the opportunity of sensors. We aim to bridge the gap between the digital and real worlds, to a day where the technology becomes transparent and sensing unites us in a smarter, healthier, more efficient and meaningful world.”
Having worked for NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, HP, and Apple, always involved with sensors and advanced electronics technology, Hartwell has over 25 years’ experience commercializing silicon MEMS products, working on advanced sensors and actuators, and specializes in MEMS testing techniques. At InvenSense, he leads technology strategy and the company’s advanced technology research group. His illustrious career also includes time 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. For several years, he was also the MEMS lead on Hewlett-Packard’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 would become the Internet of Things (IoT). Hartwell has over 40 worldwide patents on MEMS.
TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. TDK's comprehensive portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies and energy devices, magnetic heads and more. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, Chirp, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. InvenSense, Inc., a TDK Group company, is a world leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms.