• 14:20 – 15:00

Risk and Challenges With Capacity Investments & Supply Chain Resiliency

Moderator
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Ralf Bornefeld

SVP Power Semiconductors & Modules

Bosch

Ralf Bornefeld is Senior Vice President with responsibility for business line and engineering of Power Semiconductors & Modules at Bosch. He joined Bosch in November 2019.

Before he held various management positions at Infineon Technologies AG: senior director technology in frontend production from 2005-2008, senior director engineering of automotive sensors until 2011 and finally vice president and general manager business line automotive sensors.

Ralf started his career at Elmos Semiconductor in 1992 as a technology development engineer. Afterwards he took several management positions until end of 2004, mostly serving as vice president of R&D and eventually as vice president of business line microsystems.

Ralf Bornefeld was born in Schalksmuehle, Germany, in 1964. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Dortmund in 1992.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). The company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, of which more than 38,000 are software engineers.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan

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Asif Jakwani

SVP & GM of Advance Power Division

onsemi

Asif Jakwani joined onsemi in Jun of 2007 and is currently Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Advance Power Division responsible for all silicon and Wide Band Gap (WBG) power semiconductor products. Mr. Jakwani started his career as Power and Analog Design Engineer with Current Technologies (a Danaher Company) and has held various design, marketing and product line management positions in power electronics Industry. Before joining onsemi, Asif worked as Sr. Marketing Manager for Board-Mounted Power (BMP) products at Tyco Electronics Power Systems (formerly Lucent Technologies). Asif earned his BSEE from Lamar University, Texas, his MSEE from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from University of Texas at Dallas.

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onsemi (Nasdaq: ON) is driving disruptive innovations to help build a better future. With a focus on automotive and industrial end-markets, the company is accelerating change in megatrends such as vehicle electrification and safety, sustainable energy grids, industrial automation, and 5G and cloud infrastructure. With a highly differentiated and innovative product portfolio, onsemi creates intelligent power and sensing technologies that solve the world’s most complex challenges and leads the way in creating a safer, cleaner, and smarter world.

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Jianwei Dong

CEO

SK Siltron CSS

Mr. Dong is a growth-minded business executive with extensive experience in leading changes, developing organizations and people, and driving innovations. He was the general manager of the compound semiconductor solutions business unit (BU) at DuPont Electronics and Imaging prior to SK siltron’s acquisition of the BU. Post-acquisition, Mr. Dong was appointed CEO of the new SK siltron css business. Prior to that role, he was the global marketing director for the semiconductor advanced packaging technologies BU at Dow Electronic Materials. This was a continuation of Mr. Dong’s work as a marketing leader at Dow since 2012. Before that, he was in a product development role with Dow and worked as a R&D scientist at Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials in both the US and Hong Kong.

Mr. Dong’s education began at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China, where he received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in materials science. From there, Mr. Dong attended the University of Minnesota and received his Ph.D. in Materials Science in 2003. He later completed a five-module executive education program on leadership development (PLD) from Harvard Business School.

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At SK siltron css, we provide the global compound semiconductor industry with a reliable source of leading-edge, production-proven, high-crystal-quality silicon carbide (SiC) wafers and epitaxy services.

Our SiC technology and manufacturing expertise extends from crystal growth through wafer fabrication and epitaxy. We focus our R&D efforts on finding environmentally friendly solutions using renewable energy and sustainable manufacturing practices. Our latest-generation, wide-bandgap semiconductor materials are designed to help customers meet global demands for improved environmental sustainability, increased electricity demand and higher energy efficiency.

Drawing on decades of experience providing SiC materials and products, we continue to grow and double our capacity year over year. As a dedicated materials supplier, we focus on providing wafers and materials for critical compound semiconductor applications. We do not make devices or compete with our customers. We are backed by the resources and purchasing power of SK siltron.

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Roman Strasser

VP, Head of Technical Development VW Group Inverter Platform

Volkswagen Group Components

  • For more than 25 years involved in Electronics Development
  • Since 2022 – Head of Development Group Platform Power Electronics – Volkswagen Group
  • 2004-2022 – Head of Development Power Electronics and Charging – Audi AG
  • 1998-2004 – Head of Development Transmission Electronics – Jatco Europe
  • 1995-1998 – Project Lead for Transmission Scheduling – Continental AG
  • Dipl. Ing. Electrical Engineering (Technical University Munich)
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As group-wide „Powerhouse“ of Volkswagen, the group resort Technology with its business units is responsible for the core transformation-topics “battery”, “charging and energy”, and “components”. It shapes the development and production of strategic components for the car-manufacturing brands of the group and with its “platform business” also for OEMs outside the Volkswagen Group. As an independent company inside the group resort Technology, Volkswagen Group Components employs 70.000 employees in more than 60 factories worldwide. They provide a valuable contribution for the Volkswagen Group, its brands and products. Thomas Schmall is the board member for the group resort Technology and CEO of Volkswagen Group Components.

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