Co-founder & CEO
An award-winning entrepreneur, Eric is CEO and co-founder of Omnitron Sensors. He is a recognized leader in Silicon Valley in the field of advanced sensors for complex systems that include robotics and autonomous platforms.
Eric has pursued his passion for sensor design since 2002. He’s held senior leadership positions at groundbreaking companies developing autonomous systems, including Tesla—for which he led a team of 300 on the firmware for Model 3—and X, for which he helped develop Google project Wing, an autonomous delivery drone service. Eric also led the sensor integration effort for a fleet of robotaxis at Argo AI, a self-driving company funded by Ford and Volkswagen. Earlier in his career, Eric built sensors for drones at U.S. Navy Research Labs. In addition, he drove product development efforts for a sensor company that was later acquired by Google for $85 million.
Eric holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and has pursued advance studies in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at University of Southern California.
Dr. Trent Huang
Co-founder & CTO
Trent is recognized as both a pioneer in quantum computing and as one of the industry’s top MEMS manufacturing experts. With more than two decades managing cradle-to-grave development in research innovation, as well as a commanding knowledge of tools and design processes that scale, Trent’s experience in MEMS spans a wide range of application areas.
Prior to Omnitron Sensors, Trent ran point at Google’s quantum computing hardware team, which continues to push the boundaries of what we can achieve in quantum computing. He also managed a MEMS engineering team for the company.
Prior to Google, Trent played a pivotal role at Lumedyne Technologies, where he reinvented existing design concepts, topology and manufacturing processes in MEMS—achievements that helped lead to Google’s acquisition of the company in 2015.
Trent has over 30 patents in MEMS. He holds a PhD in Physics from Cornell.
Head of Business Development
As Omnitron’s head of business development, Curtis cultivates relationships with employees, customers and advisors who are driven to change the world through life-enhancing technology.
Considered one of the early thought leaders in MEMS technology, Curtis’ expansive career includes developing and selling a MEMS foundry, launching MEMS sensors and micro-opto-electromechanical (MOEMS) mirrors, and introducing multiwavelength optical transceivers to commercial markets.
With 31 patents in MEMS, and four companies built and sold under his belt, Curtis possesses that unique combination of technical expertise and business acumen that is vital to a startup’s success.
Curtis holds an MBA from Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley and a BSME from Purdue University. In his free time (before Omnitron), he advised other entrepreneurs, and coached both robotics and sports teams.