Richard Dixon, PhD

Richard Dixon, PhD

Richard Dixon is a senior principal analyst for MEMS research and author of more than 50 MEMS-related consulting and market research studies. He is a world-renowned expert on automotive MEMS and magnetic sensors used in safety, powertrain and body applications. Along with supporting the overall activities of the MEMS and sensors group, his responsibilities include the development of databases that forecast the markets for more than 20 types of silicon-based sensors in more than 100 automotive applications. In addition, he has supported organizations with future scenarios for sensors in cars and has supported many custom projects for companies in the automotive supply chain. 

In his prior post at Wicht Technologie Consulting (WTC), Dixon was a senior MEMS analyst where he led research on physical sensors and was the co-author of the NEXUS Task Force Report for MEMS and Microsystems 2005-2009. He has also led commercialization and road-mapping activities on European Commission-funded technology projects, including detailed MEMS chip cost analysis studies. 

Dixon worked previously as a journalist in the compound semiconductor industry and has five years of experience as a technology transfer professional at RTI International, where he provided business and market intelligence for early stage technologies. 

Dixon graduated from North Kent University with a degree in materials science and earned a doctorate from Surrey University in semiconductor characterization. He speaks English and German.


Contributions View All (58)

High performance industrial inertial sensors - 2017

This is an exciting time for inertial sensors. High performance MEMS gyroscopes, accelerometers and inertial measurement units (IMU) are now much more in demand as a result of growth in new markets for autonomous vehicles and robots, driven in part by the new currency (data) and realized through surveying on land, sea, and in the air, or by a need for precision information in dead reckoning applications

Read More Subscribers Only
Automotive Technology Semiconductors
MEMS Market Tracker - Automotive - H1 2017

Read More Subscribers Only
Automotive Technology Semiconductors
MEMS Market and Industry Update - 2017

IHS Markit presents an update of the MEMS market and industry with a review of the top MEMS manufacturers in 2016. What can be learned from the past success stories such as motion sensors in handsets? IHS Markit also describes the dilemma of suppliers for consumer markets.

Read More Subscribers Only
Automotive Technology Semiconductors
Share facebook Twitter Google Plus Linked In Add This Contact Us