Quantum Semiconductor Co-Founder and CTO
Dr. Augusto is a Co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Quantum Semiconductor LLC. A prolific inventor, he is responsible for Quantum Semiconductor’s core technology. Dr. Augusto has been in the semiconductor industry for over 25 years. Previously, he was at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium where he was a member of the research staff in the Advanced Silicon Devices Group and worked on the device, process, modeling and fabrication of SiGe Vertical MOSFETs and DRAMs. After IMEC, Dr. Augusto was recruited by Rockwell Semiconductor in Newport Beach, California and moved to the United States where he was in the Advanced Process Development Group and worked on device and process integration architecture development. Dr. Augusto has a BSc. in Physics from the Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, M.S. in Physics of Microelectronics and Materials Science, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a specialty in device physics from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He is the author or co-author of 31 granted US patents and 2 pending US patent applications, covering Advanced CMOS devices and fabrication architectures, SiGeC Photo-Diodes and CMOS pixel designs and image-sensors, Group-IV superlattices and optoelectronic devices incorporating them, and solar cells.