Professor of Practice, Northern Arizona University
Dr. Bertrand Cambou is a Professor of Practice at Northern Arizona University where his primary research interests are in nanotechnologies. He is directing the cybersecurity effort at NAU, and is partnering with his colleagues in the development of disruptive power storage solutions. He is also an active entrepreneur, serving as a board member, and technical advisor to a private enterprise. Prior to his current position, Bertrand was a senior executive in Silicon Valley, in nanotechnologies. He has invented a novel magnetic transistor capable of sensing micro-currents for power management systems. He was a corporate officer at Advanced Micro Device, and spun off AMD’s memory division to create “Spansion” leading a successful IPO, raising $1B. He worked in the smartcard industry at Gemplus (now Gemalto) as president of Gemplus software. Bertrand spent 15 years at Motorola Semiconductor (now NXP-Freescale), where he was CTO for five years and was named Distinguished Innovator and scientific advisor of the BOD. His personal contribution at Motorola included the invention and development of the SmartMOS, MEMS technologies, and the III/V integration on silicon. From 1996 to 1999 he led the power PC effort at Motorola with Apple and IBM, contributing to the successful introduction of the G3 and G4 product family at Apple. Bertrand holds a Doctorate degree from Paris-South University (XI) in electronics, an Engineering degree from Supelec, and a Master in Physics from Toulouse University, France. He authored or co-authored 42 patent disclosures with 412 citations. In the last year alone he filed 10 patents, had papers accepted at the IEEE and NSF 2016 workshop “securing the Internet of Things” in Washington, the 2016 annual Cyber and Information Security conference in Oak Ridge, and a poster at the 2015 innovation forum for DOD in Austin.