Ian Campbell is a venture-backed Silicon Valley CEO and expert in MEMS sensors, semiconductor technology, and engineering software. Most recently, Ian co-founded OnScale, a venture-backed Cloud computer-aided engineering startup revolutionizing engineering by combining world-class multiphysics solvers with Cloud high-performance computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Prior to co-founding OnScale, Campbell served as founder and CEO of NextInput, where he led the startup through multiple rounds of funding -- totaling $12 million and an additional $4 million in research contracts with government and industry partners -- and built a world-class team of engineers and scientists who developed 3D Touch and ForceTouch technologies for smartphones, wearables, industrial and automotive applications. He also secured the first major smartphone OEM design wins. Campbell earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Middle Tennessee State University, and his MSAE in aerospace engineering and MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology.
For decades, MEMS and sensor engineers have relied on expensive and slow desktop simulation tools to simulate and optimize MEMS and sensor devices. Legacy desktop simulation is slow, expensive, and doesn't yield highly accurate results in 3D. Today, more leading MEMS and sensor companies are turning to the power of Cloud Engineering Simulation - advanced 3D multiphysics solvers running on cloud supercomputers - to implement true "digital prototyping" R&D processes. Digital prototypes are complete digital representations of a physical device and yield all of the bench-top test data an engineer would expect from a real prototype, but delivered at a fraction of the time and cost of a physical prototype. Learn how market-leading MEMS and sensor companies are minimizing risk, cost, and time-to-market for new designs by leveraging Cloud Engineering Simulation and Digital Prototypes.