Janusz Bryzek is considered one of the pioneers of MEMS. He cofounded nine Silicon Valley MEMS companies: Sensym (now Honeywell), ICSensors (now Elmos/MSI), NovaSensor (now General Electric), Intelligent MicroSensor Technology (now Maxim), Transparent Networks (now Intel), LVSI (now Atmel), Jyve (now Fairchild Semiconductor), BN Ventures (Strategic Consulting) and the TSensors Summit, as well
as due diligence for VC firms, including USVP, Mayfield, Benchmark, Morgenthaler and Panorama. He has served as an Advisor or Board member for over 40 companies. In 2013, Bryzek started the TSensors (Trillion Sensors) initiative, accelerating the development of new sensor
types to support the Abundance movement, targeting the elimination of major global problems in one generation. In 1994 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Sensors Magazine and in 2003 by MANCEF. Bryzek has delivered over 250 presentations and papers, written sections of four books, organized and chaired many international conferences and has been issued 23 US patents. He started sensor standardization efforts, including AAMI Disposable Blood Pressure Transducers and IEEE-1451 Smart Sensor Communication. Bryzek is an Advisory Board Member of The Global Medical Microtechnology Association and a member of the IEEE-MEMS Program Committee.
Bryzek received his MSEE and Ph.D. from Warsaw Technical University, Poland.