Speakers

Technology and Cost Analyst
Yole Group

Amine Allouche is a Technology & Cost Analyst, for Semiconductor Substrates substrates & and materials at Yole Group. With solid expertise in the field of compound semiconductors and power electronics, Allouche produces reverse engineering and costing analyses while also working on custom projects. Allouche’s aim is to determine the technology choices made by the leading companies. In addition, Allouche runs a daily technology watch to identify innovative devices used in electrification, power electronics, and related manufacturing processes. His objective is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of technologies and to identify the technological strategies of the leading players in this field. Amine attends numerous international trade shows & and conferences, where he meets companies and discovers the latest innovations. He also presents key results of his studies during webcasts. Amine holds a master’s degree in Micro &micro and Nanotechnologies nanotechnologies with a focus on integrated systems from Grenoble’s Polytechnic Institute (France). He also graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (Lausanne, Switzerland) and the Politecnico di Torino (Italy).

CEO
QROMIS

Cem Basceri has spent more than 30 years in materials science and semiconductor technologies with various executive leadership and managerial positions for creating, leading and scaling businesses in start-up ventures to Fortune 500 public companies, including Motorola, Micron Technology, Intrinsic Semiconductor, CREE/Wolfspeed, Bridgelux and QROMIS. Currently, Cem is the founder and the President & CEO of the privately held company, QROMIS, Inc., headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The Company, the recipient of the EE Times’ Global Top 100 List and Frost & Sullivan’s 2024 Enabling Technology Leadership Award, and its manufacturing partners/licensees, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (SEC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp. (VIS), are the commercial QST® substrate, GaN-on-QST® epi wafer and GaNon- QST® device foundry service providers in the rapidly growing energy efficient GaN electronics industry by enabling a disruptive, CMOS fab-friendly 200mm and 300mm manufacturing, and economies of scale for high performance GaN adoption. Cem holds more than 335 issued US and worldwide patents, a PhD degree in materials science and engineering (North Carolina State University) and MS/BS degrees in metallurgical and materials engineering (Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi).

Field Application Manager
WeEn Semiconductor

Gianluca Basile holds a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pisa. For over two decades, he has worked as a Field Application Engineer (FAE) in the power semiconductor field, with a particular focus and passion for automotive electronics. Since 2022, he has held the position of Field Application Manager at Ween Semiconductor, a company that develops and manufactures power electronic components, including discretes, die wafers, and power modules, utilizing silicon and SiC technologies. Ween Semiconductor, a spin-off of Philips/NXP, is responsible for the EMEA and American regions.

CEO
Wise Integration

Thierry Bouchet is Doctor in Electrical Engineering in 2001 and worked for IBS (Ion Beam Services) and Atmel, two semiconductor companies. In 2011, Thierry created a fabless startup (ADIS) in the area of power electronics for niche market. After working as Strategic Marketing manager for energy and power electronics at CEA LETI, he launched a new startup: Wise Integration the ultimate power supply miniaturization solution using GaN Integrated circuits. He has successfully completed, up to now, two funding rounds totaling €20 million, with the objective of delivering an innovative combination of digital control with GaN technology to set new benchmarks in the power electronics market.

Senior Director of Technical Marketing
onsemi

Dr. Mrinal K. Das is the Senior Director of Technical Marketing within onsemi’s Advanced Power Division. His primary responsibility is the alignment of onsemi’s semiconductor technologies with the needs of the division’s business units. He has been at the leading edge of SiC technology for the past three decades beginning with his graduate studies on SiC MOSFETs at Purdue University followed by industry roles in technology and business development at Cree/Wolfspeed, Texas Instruments, and Sanan Integrated Circuit prior to joining onsemi. He completed B.S.E.E. and B.A. degrees from The University of Texas at Austin. He also completed M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. Dr. Das is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the inventor of over 40 registered patents.

Senior Principal
Infineon Technologies

Dr. Gerald Deboy received the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in physics from the Technical University Munich in 1991 and 1996 respectively. He joined Siemens Corporate Research and Development in 1992 and the Semiconductor Division of Siemens in 1995, which became Infineon Technologies later on. His research interests were focused on the development of new device concepts for power electronics based on the Superjunction principle. From 2004 onward he was heading the Technical marketing department for power semiconductors and ICs within the Infineon Technologies Austria AG. Since 2009 he is leading a System Innovation group specializing on new fields for power electronics with specific focus on application cases for wide bandgap technologies. He is a Sr. member of IEEE and has served as a member of the Technical Committee for Power Devices and Integrated Circuits within the Electron Device Society. In 2023 Dr. Gerald Deboy was awarded the IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies jointly with co-recipients Dr. David Coe and Dr. Tatsuhiko Fujihira for contributions to concept and realization of Superjunction devices. Dr. Deboy has authored and coauthored more than 100 papers in national and international journals including contributions to three student text books. He holds currently more than 100 granted international patents and has more applications pending.

Editor-in-Chief
Power Electronics News

Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio holds a Ph. D. in Physics and is a Telecommunications Engineer. He has worked on various international projects in the field of gravitational waves research, designing a thermal compensation system (TCS) and data acquisition and control systems, and on others about x-ray microbeams in collaboration with Columbia University, high voltage systems and space technologies for communications and motor control with ESA/INFN. TCS has been applied to the Virgo and LIGO experiments, which detected gravitational waves for the first time and earned the Nobel Prize in 2017. Since 2007, he has been a reviewer for scientific publications for academics. Moreover, he has collaborated with different electronic industry companies and several Italian and English blogs and magazines as a technical writer/editor, specializing in several topics of electronics and technology. He participated in many conferences as a speaker of keynotes for different topics such as x-ray, space technologies, and power supplies. Maurizio has been an AspenCore content editor since 2019. He is currently editor-in-chief of Power Electronics News and EEWeb and a correspondent for EE Times. He is the host of PowerUP, a podcast about power electronics, and the promoter and organizer of the PowerUP Virtual Conference, . Moreover, he has contributed to a number of technical and scientific articles as well as a couple of Springer books on energy harvesting and data acquisition and control systems.

QSPICE/LTspice Inventor
Qorvo

Mike Engelhardt has been writing physical simulators since 1975. His first simulators were written for high energy physics labs and instrumentation companies working in charged-particle optics and oil exploration. Mike’s educational background is physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; University of Mainz, Germany; and University of California, Berkeley. He holds patents in simulation and switch mode power supply design. Mike has delivered seminars on SPICE simulation in 48 countries.

President and CEO
Aehr Test Systems

Mr. Erickson joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012. Prior to joining Aehr, Mr. Erickson served as Corporate Officer and Senior Vice President & General Manager of Verigy’s memory test business. Prior to that, Mr. Erickson was Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Agilent Technologies’ Semiconductor Memory Test products. He has over 35 years of executive and general management, operations, marketing, sales, and R&D program management experience dating back to the late 1980s, when he began his career in semiconductor test with Hewlett-Packard’s Automated Test Group. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.

Fellow SiC Innovation & Industrialization
Infineon Technologies

Dr. Peter Friedrichs received his Dipl.-Ing. in microelectronics from the Technical University of Bratislava in 1993 and finished his Ph.D thesis at the Fraunhofer Institute FhG-IIS-B in Erlangen. His focus area of expertise was the physics of the MOS interface in SiC. In 1996 he joined the Siemens AG and was involved in the development of power devices on SiC. Peter joined SiCED GmbH & Co. KG, a company being a joint venture of Siemens and Infineon, on March the 1st, 2000. Since July 2004 he was the managing director of SiCED. In 2009 he achieved the Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. From the University of Hagen. After the integration of SiCED’s activities into Infineon he joined Infineon Technologies AG on April 1st, 2011 and acts currently as Fellow SiC Innovation & Industrialization.

VP and Technology Leader
Emerson T&M Group (formerly NI)

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Frank Heidemann is Vice President and Technology Leader at Emerson’s Test and Measurement Group (formerly NI), where he plays a crucial role in accelerating the growth of Power Semiconductor technologies through industry-leading test and measurement solutions. With a strong background in the semiconductor and aerospace industries, Frank serves an important role in initiatives and associations that drive innovation and ensure compliance with industry standards. Prior to his role at NI, the communications technology engineer was the founder and CEO of SET GmbH, an innovative company specialized in Aerospace and Semiconductor test technologies. He is enthusiastic about digital transformation and the future of mobility, and natively doubts technical limits.

Executive Vice President
onsemi

Simon Keeton joined onsemi in 2007 and currently serves as executive vice president and general manager of the Power Solutions Group of onsemi and Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC. During his career, Mr. Keeton has held various management positions within the Company. Before Mr. Keeton’s promotion to his current role on January 1, 2019, he was a Senior Vice President and General Manager of the MOSFET Division. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Keeton served as Vice President and General Manager of the Integrated Circuit Division under our former Standard Products Group. Prior to that time, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Products Division from 2009 to 2012 and as Business Unit Director of our Signals and Interface Business Unit from 2007 to 2009. Before joining the Company, Mr. Keeton served as Strategic Planning Manager of the Digital Enterprise Group of Intel Corporation at Intel and held various marketing and business management roles at Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. Simon earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in computer engineering, a Master of Science Degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University – in addition to completing an executive business programs from Harvard Business School.

CEO and Co-Founder
EPC

Alex Lidow is CEO and co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC). Prior to founding EPC, Dr. Lidow was CEO of International Rectifier Corporation. A co-inventor of the HEXFET power MOSFET, Dr. Lidow holds many patents in power semiconductor technology and has authored numerous publications on related subjects, including co-authoring the first textbook on GaN transistors, GaN Transistors for Efficient Power Conversion, now in its third edition published by John Wiley and Sons. Lidow earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Caltech and his Ph.D. from Stanford.

Business Development Manager
Eda Industries

Andrea Lucaroni is working in the Semiconductor Testing Market since 2007. Currently he is in charge of Business Development Management at EDA Industries SpA, mainly focusing on new Solutions for testing of WBG Devices both at Wafer and Package Levels. Andrea has a MSc in Electronics Engineering from Università degli Studi di Perugia and a Master in Economics & Telecommunications from M.I.B. School of Management (Trieste).

General Manager
Innoscience Europe

Denis Marcon is the General Manager of Innoscience Europe (subsidiary of Innoscience), and he is directly responsible for Innoscience’s GaN business in Europe.He received a M.S. degree from the University of Padova in 2006. Subsequently, he received the degree of Doctor in Engineering (Ph. D.) from the Catholic University of Leuven and imec with a thesis entitled “Reliability study of power gallium nitride-based transistors” in 2011. He is leading author or co-author of more than 50 journal papers or international conference contributions. After his Ph.D. graduation, he has been leading projects aiming to develop GaN HEMTs for several applications (RF and power switching). Thereafter, he joined the business development team of Imec where he was directly responsible for the partnerships with imec in the field of GaN power electronics as well as on dedicated development and manufacturing of Si-based devices, MEMS, sensors and micro-systems.

Executive Vice President
STMicroelectronics

Edoardo Merli is STMicroelectronics’ Executive Vice President, Power Transistor Sub-Group Vice President and has held this position since January 2022. Merli joined STMicroelectronics in 1998 as Head of System Architecture in the Telecom Wireline Division. In 2002, he formed and led ST’s WLAN Business Unit. Merli was appointed Director of the Automotive Product Group in 2007, where he took responsibility for the RF Competence Center & Connectivity Business Unit and subsequently for the Car Radio Business Unit. In 2012, Merli was promoted to Marketing & Application Director for ST’s Automotive and Discrete Group in Greater China and South Asia. In 2016, his responsibilities were extended to include the Company’s automotive activities in Korea. In 2017, Merli was promoted to Power Transistor Macro-Division General Manager and Group Vice President of ST’s Automotive and Discrete Group. Merli has filed several patents on ADSL, multi-service routers, switches, and throughput management, and authored numerous publications in the areas of Telecommunications, Automotive, and Connectivity. Edoardo Merli was born in Parma, Italy, in 1962, and graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Bologna in 1989.

CEO
WeEn Semiconductors

Markus has 20 years professional experience in managing globally Business and Product Lines in the Semiconductor Industry, developing and setting up Sales & Marketing offices in China and Asia-Pacific, improving Market Share in different market segments including Mobile Solutions, Bipolar Power and Security. As well in his career he has been addressing different applications for Mobile Chipsets, Security and Chip Cards ICs, and more recently Power Discrete in Renewable Energy, Industrial and Consumer markets. Markus has 15 years living and working experience in Asia-Pacific (Singapore) and China (Beijing and Shanghai).

Senior Vice President
Infineon Technologies

Thomas Neyer holds an PhD from Technical University of Vienna from 1995 and held several senior positions in Design, Development and Manufacturing for Silicon BCD and Power Semiconductors at Infineon between 1997 and 2008. Afterwards Thomas build R&D organizations at HH-Grace and Fairchild Semiconductors for Power Semiconductors and expended his focus into SiC Technology – which was successfully introduced to the market after acquisition from onsemi. Since 2022 Thomas has returned to Infineon where he has taken helm of Infineon’s GaN Development organization and, recently the integration of GaN Systems R&D groups.

Co-Founder and CTO,
QROMIS

Dr. Vladimir Odnoblyudovhas spent 20 years in optoelectronic and electronic devices, process integration and wide bandgap semiconductor technologies with executive leadership and technical management positions, from early stage start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to co-founding QROMIS, Dr. Odnoblyudov served as Director of R&D and Emerging Technologies of Bridgelux, Inc., and prior to that he served as Director of LED Solutions at Micron Technology, Inc., leading R&D efforts for revolutionary large diameter GaN wafer and device technology in 200mm CMOS pilot line fab. Before that, he was the founder and CTO of Quanlight, Inc., an LED start-up focusing on development of novel yellow-red chip technology. Dr. Odnoblyudov has more than 200 issued and pending US patents, and more than 30 articles in referred journals and conference presentations. He holds a PhD degree in Applied Physics (University of California San Diego, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering).

Manager Renewable Energy Systems
Texas Instruments

Harald Parzhuber manages the renewable energy systems team at Texas Instruments. His team supports customers with in-depth system knowledge along with expertise on product offerings. Harald has over three decades of engineering experience, ranging from design and test engineering, to product definition and system engineering. In addition to this, he is credited with four patents in the area of industrial automation. Harald received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut, Germany. In his spare time Harald enjoys listening to music and traveling.

Editor-in-Chief
EE Times Europe

Anne-Françoise Pelé joined CMP as Editor-in-Chief of the newly launched EETimes.fr in 2003 and participated in the formation of EE Times Europe in 2006. She covered the electronics industry for longer than 10 years and successively led EE Times’ EDA, Automotive, Medical, Smart Energy and Military-Aerospace DesignLines. In 2015, she joined Google France as the editorial lead for Think with Google, a marketing resource. After 4½ years there, she returned to journalism. She reports on the European electronics industry and has developed an interest in MEMS, imaging and sensor devices. 

Technical Director
Eda Industries

Alessandro Polpetta received the Master’s Degree in Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. Degree in Telecommunications from the University of Perugia, Italy, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. After a period in Bristol (UK) as Research Associate in the biomedical research field, he moved to the semiconductor market joining EDA Industries in 2010. He is now the Technical Director of EDA Industries, managing R&D and Technical team for equipment definition and development. Starting from a biomedical research focus and background, his technical and research interests moved to the semiconductor area, mostly focusing on the wide-bandgap product testing and reliability.

Innovation Manager
RECOM

Steve Roberts was born in England. He obtained a B.Sc. in physics and electronics from Brunel University, London, before working at University College Hospital. He later moved to the science museum as Head of Interactives, where he completed his master’s degree at University College, London. Twenty years ago he completed his personal Brexit and moved to Austria, becoming technical director of the RECOM group in Gmunden.

Principal Analyst
Yole Group

Milan Rosina, PhD is principal analyst, Power Electronics and Battery, at Yole Group. He is engaged in the development of the market, technology and strategic analyses dedicated to innovative materials, devices and systems. His main areas of interest are e-mobility, renewable energy, power electronic packaging and batteries. Milan has 25 years of scientific, industrial and managerial experience involving equipment and process development, due diligence, technology and market surveys in the fields of renewable energies, electric mobility, energy storage, batteries, power electronics, thermal management and innovative materials and devices. He received his PhD degree from Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP) in France. Milan Rosina previously worked for the Institute of Electrical Engineering in Slovakia, Centrotherm in Germany, Fraunhofer IWS in Germany, CEA-Leti in France, and utility company ENGIE in France.

Sales Account Manager
Wolfspeed

Angelo has a 10+ years experience within the semiconductor market, with a specific competence on power semiconductors (wide bandgap). Started as a technical support to sales, has developed account management skills, managing both direct accounts and distribution channel.    Currently covering Italy and Israel markets within South EMEA region.

Senior Director
Navitas Semiconductor

Alessandro Squeri joined Navitas in 2021 with over 25 years of power semiconductor international sales and business development with proven track of record of building strong business and driving revenue growth. Prior to Navitas, Alessandro worked for Power Integrations, where he managed the Sales and FAE Team in Europe, India and Southeast Asia.

FAE Manager
Navitas Semiconductor

Matteo Uccelli graduated at Politecnico Milano in 1999 has been dealing since then with power conversion both as analog IC designer and as field applications engineer.

Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University

Dr. Victor Veliadis is Executive Director and CTO of PowerAmerica, a member-driven wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductor power electronics consortium. At PowerAmerica, he has managed a budget of $156 million that he strategically allocated to over 210 industrial and University projects to accelerate WBG semiconductor clean energy manufacturing, workforce development, and job creation. His PowerAmerica educational activities have trained 430 full-time University students in applied WBG projects and engaged over 7000 attendees in tutorials, short courses, and webinars. Currently, he is negotiating a $64M U.S. Department of Energy PowerAmerica renewal to further catalyze WBG power technologies. Dr. Veliadis is an ECE Professor at NCSU and an IEEE Fellow and EDS Distinguished Lecturer. He has 27 issued U.S. patents, 8 book chapters, and over 150 peer-reviewed publications. Prior to entering academia and taking an executive position at Power America in 2016, Dr. Veliadis spent 21 years in the semiconductor industry where his work included the design, fabrication, and testing of SiC devices, GaN devices for military radar amplifiers, and financial and operations management of a commercial semiconductor fab. He has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from John Hopkins University (1995).

Field Application Engineer
Wolfspeed

Daniele is a silicon carbide expert with 37 years of experience in power electronics industries. Currently, he serves as a power products Field Application Engineer in Southern Europe, where he provides technical support to customers who are developing advanced, high and low voltage power electronics applications. He has also held project and program leadership roles in several companies, where he has expanded his Wide Band Gap semiconductor and silicon carbide device knowledge.

Modeling & Simulation Scientist
Plexim

Theoretical physicist with a very strong background in computational modeling and implementation techniques. Collected early experience in lab measurements, modeling and simulation already in industrial internship before studies in physics. Bachelor and Master in physics at University of Stuttgart, Master in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. PhD and Postdoc at ETH Zurich. Staff research scientist at Plexim since 2023.

Field Application Engineer
Wolfspeed

Daniele is a silicon carbide expert with 37 years of experience in power electronics industries. Currently, he serves as a power products Field Application Engineer in Southern Europe, where he provides technical support to customers who are developing advanced, high and low voltage power electronics applications. He has also held project and program leadership roles in several companies, where he has expanded his Wide Band Gap semiconductor and silicon carbide device knowledge.

Field Application Engineer
Wolfspeed

Daniele is a silicon carbide expert with 37 years of experience in power electronics industries. Currently, he serves as a power products Field Application Engineer in Southern Europe, where he provides technical support to customers who are developing advanced, high and low voltage power electronics applications. He has also held project and program leadership roles in several companies, where he has expanded his Wide Band Gap semiconductor and silicon carbide device knowledge.

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