Ross Jatou is a results and process-oriented leader who has more than 25 years of experience in engineering research, development and manufacturing.
Ross joined ON Semiconductor in 2015. In his current role as vice president and general manager of automotive sensing, he oversees a $450 million automotive and medical sensing business unit, in which he grew 2x from 2015-2018, bringing the total global share to over 60%. As a hands-on leader, Ross is involved with all aspects of the business unit, including product development, finance, marketing, operations, engineering and customer support. With his approach, he expanded the product portfolio to include additional sensing modalities to include all major sensors needed for autonomous driving (LiDAR, radar and imaging). He also introduced the first Neural Network processor for the organization to support edge AI applications.
Prior to ON Semiconductor, Ross worked for NVIDIA Corp. for 14 years, with his last role being the vice president of automotive engineering. He has also held various design engineering roles at Amphenol and 3Com, and hardware engineering positions at USRobotics and IBM.
Throughout his career, Ross has built a proven history of transforming research and development projects into high yield products. With his focus on the automotive industry for the past 10 years, he has gained a deep knowledge of automotive systems and the semiconductor industry, including successfully developing multiple automotive solutions to mass production. Ross also engages in thought leadership through multiple talks at social and professional conferences.