Dr. John M. Chong, PhD has been Vice President, Product and Business Development at Kionix since 2006. He is responsible for productizing and supporting Kionix's growing portfolio of sensors, and for developing new business opportunities. Previously he was Director of Product Engineering and was also responsible for developing the Manufacturing Test capabilities for Kionix's accelerometer products as production increased tenfold to 100M units/yr.
Before joining Kionix, Dr. Chong worked for Calient Networks, a company focused on using Optical MEMS to support increased bandwidth through the automated management of fiber optic networks.
Dr. Chong completed his B.S. (‘93) and his Ph.D. (‘99) in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University, where he worked on novel techniques for the design and manufacturing of Microfludic MEMS. John holds a number of patents, has spoken at numerous conferences about sensors and their role in the Internet of Things and currently serves as Chairman of the Governing Council of the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group.