- 14:15 – 14:35
GaN is Accelerating e-Mobility
Driven by evolving consumer preferences and regulatory pressure, it’s a consensus that the adoption of electric vehicles will continue its sharp growth trajectory in the coming years. Leading automakers and suppliers have announced rigorous investments and visionary plans to meet the booming demand. Driven by the need for longer ranges and more efficient charging capacity, EV power electronics undergo a paradigm shift toward wide bandgap semiconductors. With mature manufacturing capacity and proven reliability, GaN is changing the game for 400V and 800V EV applications by delivering unprecedented benefits in power density and even BoM cost with superior switching frequency and loss performance.
In addition, electric micro-mobility is gaining traction worldwide as it provides a greener, less expensive, and more flexible last-mile transportation option in urban areas. For applications where small size is critical, GaN has turned a new page for power electronics in two-wheeler, three-wheeler, and microcar applications.
Stephen Coates, General Manager (Asia) and VP of Global Operation of GaN Systems will address how GaN is widening its applications and making disruptive innovations in the future of mobility.
Stephen has previously held executive level engineering & operations roles in silicon & compound semiconductor & displays technology companies including VP Operations at DigiLens, VP Operations at Symmorphix Thin Films Inc, VP Operations at Fultec Semiconductor Inc/Bourns & VP Production Engineering at MaxQ Technology heading up power module design & manufacture. A seasoned technology executive with 30 years’ experience in engineering, manufacturing operations, supply chain management and quality. Stephen has substantial experience in establishing and developing strategic supply chain relationships to support full product commercialization and high volume manufacturing, while also being an expert in device packaging, process development and integration. Stephen also previously held lead assessor qualifications for 3rd party audit to ISO 9000 & equivalent standards (eg TS16949/AS9100).