Kirk Ouellette is the Vice President of Strategy Development and Strategic Marketing at STMicroelectronics. The ST SDSM department includes teams for ST Marketing Intelligence, Standards and Alliances, Strategic Technology and Application Marketing. The department develops the `Go To Market` strategies for reference design targeted for the mass markets of Industrial and Automotive applications.
Previously, Kirk was heading ST`s Digital Product Group for the Asia Pacific region, focusing on ASICs and advanced technologies projects with FDSOI, RFSOI, and Silicon Photonics. In this role, and as a board member of the SOI consortium, he helped drive the market adoption of the SOI technology ecosystem globally. He came to ST in the 2008 acquisition of Genesis Microchip, as the Canadian R&D Center Manager and TV Business Unit Director. At Genesis, he brought to market the world`s first integrated single chip LCD TV controller in 2004 with TV brands such as Toshiba, Sony and LG.
Earlier in his career, he was an Optical Device Researcher and Integrated Optics start-up founder, where he developed patents and published technical papers in the fields of electro-optic display devices and photonic waveguides. He holds a Masters in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Canada.