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EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies for a Healthy and Sustainable Future


Spinning-off a company from University lab and selling it - the story behind Cambridge CMOS Sensors

The talk will cover the smart and disruptive sensing technology behind the creation of Cambridge CMOS Sensors. The business model, the ups and downs, the relationship with the investors will also be discussed. The talk will finish with a look at the future of spin-off companies in the area of physical and chemical sensors.



Florin Udrea

Cambridge CMOS Sensors | Camutronics

Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge

Prof. Florin Udrea is a professor in semiconductor engineering and head of the High Voltage Microelectronics and Sensors Laboratory at University of Cambridge. He received his PhD degree in power devices from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1995. He is currently leading the High Voltage Microelectronics and Sensors group that has won an international reputation during the last 20 years. Prof. Udrea has published over 400 papers in journals and international conferences. He holds more than 100 international patents in power semiconductor devices and sensors. Prof. Florin Udrea co-founded four companies, Camsemi in power ICs, Cambridge CMOS Sensors in the field of smart sensors, Cambridge Microelectronics in Power Devices and Flusso in Flow Sensors. For his 'outstanding personal contribution to British Engineering' he has been awarded the Silver Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2012, and he has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2015.

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