• 09:30 – 09:50

Fu Lu Shou – The Three Lucky Stars of Power

In a world challenged by global warming decarbonization became the most pressing task for our generation. In the light of this power electronics and the underlying semiconductor technologies are an essential tool for survival. In this sense GaN, SiC and Si are the three lucky stars of power. While all three technologies are inevitable for our future, each has its distinct character and use case. Starting with a recap of properties and manufacturing aspects, global trends for use cases and markets will be covered. A special focus will be on technology fusion (e.g. Si’C) to tackle conflicting requirements in power electronics.

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Mark Nils Münzer

Distinguished Engineer Innovation & Emerging Technologies Automotive High Power

Infineon Technologies AG

Mark Muenzer received the Dipl.-lng. degree in electrical engineering from the RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 1997. As a development engineer for industrial power modules at Eupec GmbH he established industry leading power modules. In 2005 Mark transferred to Infineon Headquarter in Munich where he build up Infineon’s ElectricDriveTrain business. He initiated new product families for automotive power modules and related driver ICs. As a senior director Mark Muenzer was from 2012 until 2018 responsible for the newly found business segment EDT-Electric Drive Train. 2018 Mark Muenzer took over a position as Vice President for Innovation & Emerging Technologies in the Automotive High Power business line of Infineon. In September 2022 Mark was promoted to Distinguished Engineer.

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Here at Infineon, we combine entrepreneurial success with responsible action to make life easier, safer, and greener. Barely visible, semiconductors have become an indispensable part of everyday life. We play a key role in shaping a better future – with microelectronics that link the real and the digital world. Our semiconductors enable efficient energy management, smart mobility, as well as secure, seamless communications in an increasingly connected world. Infineon designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductors and system solutions. The focus of its activities is on automotive and industrial electronics, communication and information technologies, IoT, sensor technology and security. The product range comprises standard components, software, customer-specific solutions for devices and systems, as well as specific components for digital, analog, and mixed-signal applications.

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