Bassam Saadany, MEMS business unit general manager and founder of Si-Ware Systems. Bringing MEMS products to market, at Si-Ware his group developed the world’s first single-chip FT spectrometer. With more than 20 years of experience in photonics and semiconductor industry, his background includes MEMS R&D as well as business management. Before co-founding Si-Ware, he has been with MEMScap, MentorGraphics and Enppi.
He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, and the Ph.D. in MEMS and Nanostructures from the University of Paris XI, France. He is author and co-other of more than 70 publications in international journals and conferences he also holds 20 patents. Bassam is the principal inventor of SiMOSTTM technology enabling micro fabrication of optical systems on a single chip.