The Nigerian Scientist Who Developed Microchips for Surgical Robots

Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Meet a Nigerian inventor, Ndubuisi Ekekwe, who developed microchips for surgical robots.


Ndubuisi Ekekwe is an Abia-born scientist who is attributed to having developed microchips used in minimally invasive surgical robots.

The microchip, also known as a microcontroller, has facilitated the use and efficiency of robots for surgeries in the United States of America and other parts of the world.

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) graduate has been granted a patent over his microchip invention by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

He also co-designed a generation accelerometer, which is known as the XL sensor, for the iPhone, as well as the first wafer-level chip scale package for an inertial sensor created for Analog Devices Corp.

Ekekwe is the founder of First Atlantic Semiconductors & Microelectronics, a West African-based company.

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