Currently, he works at semiconductor producer STMicroelectronics (ST) where he is the President of its Analog, MEMS (Micro-electromechanical Systems) and Sensors Group. This was ST’s most profitable and largest operating business last year.
52-year-old Vigna graduated cum laude in physics from the University of Pisa before joining ST in 1995. According to Reuters, Vigna’s business division has seen ST infiltrate the environmental and automotive industries.
A statement from Ferrari on Vigna’s appointment said: “His unique knowledge gained over 26 years working at the heart of the semiconductor industry that is rapidly transforming the automotive sector, will accelerate Ferrari’s ability to pioneer the application of next generation technologies.”