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The Leader in Silicon-On-Sapphire Pressure Transducer Technology
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About Us
Sensonetics is a manufacturer of Silicon-On-Sapphire Temperature and Pressure Transducers that feature high accuracy, stability and sensitivity while withstanding temperatures up to 750°F.

Sensonetics' patents regarding silicon-on-sapphire pressure transducers has led the pressure transducer industry in product development. Our combination pressure, temperature sensor and optical Raman probe is the future of high temperature sensing.
Armen Sahagen
Sensonetics' Founder (1928-2005)
Armen Sahagen received his Masters Degree in Solid State Physics from the University of Southern California. In 1954 Armen helped establish Pacific Semiconductors which later became TRW Semiconductors. After this he was hired by Hughes Aircraft Company as Engineering Manager for the silicon wafer fab. In 1962 he became President of Western Semiconductors. After this, Standard Rectifier and Powerec, Inc. were formed by Armen. In 1995, Armen Sahagen started his SOS transducer line with the help of Sensotron. After Armen licensed his transducer patents to Sensonetics and Minebea while staying with Sensonetics to sustain and improve upon these patents. Mr. Sahagen is the innovator and original patent holder of silicon-on-sapphire pressure and temperature transducers, transmitters and sensors. Armen went on to develop another patent while at Sensonetics for a silicon-on-sapphire optical composition probe for a complete spectral analysis of gases and liquids.

Gary Sahagen
Chief Executive Officer
Gary attended college at the University of California at Irvine. While attending high school and college, Gary Sahagen worked alongside Armen Sahagen for many years. Gary helped Armen with his SOS transducer and composition probe patents by doing research work, design work, photomask fabrication and the working prototypes. Process control and work instructions were part of Gary's contributions to the Sensonetics team. Gary Sahagen's professional career includes engineering manager at Hughes Aircraft in the same division his father, Armen worked when he too was an engineering manager. Gary held positions at General Motors, Raytheon and MicroSemi as a manufacturing and process engineering manager.