Sabrina Kemeny

DR. SABRINA KEMENY is the Founder and Chairman of Photobit Corporation,
an industry-leading supplier of CMOS image sensors (camera systems-on-a-
chip) with 125 employees. Dr. Kemeny recruited Photobit’s management
team and oversees the company’s strategic business direction. She has
successfully managed three rounds of equity financing, raising over $20
million, and negotiated alliances with such firms as Kodak, Schick
Technologies, Gentex Corporation, and Germany’s Basler AG. Before
forming Photobit, Dr. Kemeny served for four years at NASA’s Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, winning awards for her engineering designs. She
was a member of JPL’s active-pixel image sensor development team and co-
invented the technology that was to form the basis of Photobit’s
business. Earlier, while working for Ford Aerospace & Communications,
she designed the linear CCD sensor flown on the 1990 Mars Observer
mission. Dr. Kemeny was profiled by TIME magazine in its November 1999
digital edition and is often invited to speak on business and technology
topics. She is a recipient of the Helena Rubinstein Outstanding Women in
Science award, has published more than 20 technical papers, and holds
several patents. Dr. Kemeny is a graduate of Columbia University, where
she received two degrees and her PhD, all in Electrical Engineering. A
native New Yorker, she began her career as a Registered Nurse and now
lives near Los Angeles with her husband and children.

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