Smarter MEMS sensors for Automotive and Consumer Applications
Dr. Udo-Martin Gómez
Senior Vice President
Engineering MEMS Sensors
Robert Bosch GmbH
MEMS have been making an inexorable entry into our lives since the early 1990s. They are the basis for the control and safety functions that have become standard in today's vehicles and form the basis for many mobile devices such as smartphones and wearables.
As one of the first MEMS pioneers, Bosch accompanies this development with new products and continuous technological developments from the very beginning and beyond:
The advancing automation and the desire for more comfort are constantly driving MEMS forward. Driver assistance and especially highly autonomous driving require more robust and precise inertial sensors for e.g. navigation purposes. At the same time, products for passenger infotainment and emission-free driving are becoming increasingly important, especially in conurbations.
In addition to automotive applications, Bosch also provides innovative solutions for the growing number of IoT applications as Smart Homes or Industry 4.0: MEMS components for infotainment, environmental monitoring or motion detection form the basis of smart system solutions in a connected world.
New multi-layer MEMS processes open up additional design possibilities in the realization of complex 3D structures and the development of new sensors for a SMARTer society.
Dr. Gómez is Senior Vice President of Robert Bosch GmbH. He is heading the Sensor Engineering at Bosch Automotive Electronics (AE/NE-SE) in Reutlingen, Germany, the world’s largest MEMS supplier serving the Automotive, Consumer Electronics and IoT industry.
Having completed his doctorate in physics, Dr. Gómez started his career at Robert Bosch GmbH in 1999 at Corporate Sector Research and Advanced Engineering (MEMS technology).
Before joining Bosch Automotive Electronics in April 2018, he worked in various management positions at Bosch and also held the position of Chief Expert for MEMS sensor technology. From 2013 to March 2018, he was Chief Technical Officer of Bosch Sensortec GmbH - a fully-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, responsible for research and development of micro-electro-mechanical sensors (MEMS) for consumer electronics, smartphones, security systems, industrial technology and logistics.
Since 2014, Dr. Gómez is Deputy Chairman of the Board of VDE/VDI-Society Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering (GMM).
Since 2015, he is also member of the GSA (Global Semiconductor Alliance) EMEA Leadership Council.