January 30, 2012 — Pure-play micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) foundry Innovative Micro Technology Inc. (IMT) named Craig Ensley its president and CEO, joining the company with 30+ years of semiconductor and entrepreneurial experience. Dr. John Foster is resigning as IMT’s CEO to lead one of IMT’s major customers, Owl Biomedical Inc.
"Over the last decade, MEMS has emerged as a mainstream technology and now represents one of the highest growth areas in the electronics industry," commented Jose Suarez, an IMT Board Director. "IMT has one of the most elite MEMS development teams in the world and has grown to become the largest pure-play MEMS manufacturer in the US," added Ensley. He noted the importance of high-growth MEMS application markets, and leading emerging applications of MEMS technology. Ensley’s experience "will help IMT grow to an enterprise-class operation," stated Dr. Foster.
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Before joining IMT, Ensley held executive roles at DisplayLink Corporation, a video networking IC company; Peregrine Semiconductor, a supplier of RF integrated circuits; Cirrus Logic, a supplier of high-performance analog ICs; as well as Crystal Semiconductor, a successful venture-backed startup. Ensley began his career at Rockwell International, where he helped start its communications semiconductor business.
IMT develops and produces MEMS devices for the RF, biotech, biomed, optical communications, infrared, navigation and general markets. For more information, visit http://www.imtmems.com.