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Dr. Rainer Käsmaier

  • Hitachi Energy
  • Managing Director Semiconductors
  • Biography

Dr. Rainer Käsmaier is Managing Director for the Global Product Group Semiconductors of Hitachi Energy, leading the global semiconductor business including P&L, strategy, sales & marketing, manufacturing, R&D, supply-chain, finance with the power semiconductor product portfolio which comprises GTOs, IGBTs, IGCTs, Thyristors, Diodes for market segments such as energy transmission & distribution, transportation & rail, renewable, industrial and emobility.

Rainer is a semiconductor industry veteran, having held various management and executive positions in this sector for 25 years, covering areas of global responsibility in business strategy and development, business transformation, technology & engineering, R&D, operations & production as well as sales & marketing.

After stations at Siemens, Infineon, Qimonda and the European semiconductor manufacturer LFoundry, he resumed in 2018 the responsibility for ABB`s semiconductor business, which is now Hitachi Energy. He is also member of the Hitachi Energy Switzerland Management board.

He was member in various industry strategy committees in Europe and U.S.

Rainer holds a master’s degree in physics from the Technical University Munich and a PhD in physics from the University Kassel, Germany.

He is based in Lenzburg near Zurich, Switzerland.

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Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries. In fiscal year 2020 we generated business volumes of around $10 billion USD as reported by Hitachi.

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