Kurt Petersen Ph.D.

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SiTime Corporation Fabrication MEMS/NEMS
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Kurt Petersen is one of the founders of SiTime. Prior to SiTime, he was co-founder, President, and CTO at Cepheid.

During 9 years at Cepheid, he was responsible for product development and helped guide the company to a public offering in 2000. Prior to Cepheid, he was a co-founder and VP of Technology of NovaSensor for 10 years. General Electric acquired NovaSensor in 2003. In 2001, Kurt was listed by Red Herring Magazine as a Top 10 Innovators of the year. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a recipient of the 2001 IEEE Simon Ramo medal.


Kurt holds a BA degree from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from MIT.

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