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Omar Abed

Silicon Microstructures
President & CEO
Omar has been overseeing SMI's growth and evolution since July 2013 where he transitioned from the head of research and development for MEMS products and technologies. Prior to joining SMI, Omar lead the development of next generation automotive passive safety MEMS inertial sensors at Analog Devices. In this role Omar was fundamental in the formation of the product development process and played a pivotal role in creating the strategy for the division. Omar also worked as the lead designer of integrated MEMS capacitive pressure sensors at Schneider Electric including the development of an ultra-low power monolithic sensor for TPMS and low power medical applications. Omar presented his work at the Sensors Expo in 2007 on this same topic. Omar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley where he conducted research in wireless sensor networks at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center. Omar also holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in analog and RF circuit design. Omar is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School and a Stanford Certified Project Manager.