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What is the Future of SiC, GaN and IGBT in EV?

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Amr Darwish

Sr Director Product Marketing & Market Development

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Mr. Amr Darwish has over 17+ years of experience in the semiconductor field. Previously during his time at Integrated Device Technology (IDT), Amr served in various Product Marketing and Technical roles, which spanned over North America, Europe, and Asia. Amr was a Founding Member of MaxPower Semiconductor, where he served as the COO. MaxPower was acquired by Vishay Siliconix in October 2022, where Amr is now the Senior Director of Product Marketing & Market Development for the Silicon Carbide division of Vishay.

With a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA), Amr has been able to use his blend of disciplines to create effective corporate & sales strategies and key strategic relationships, which have proliferated MaxPower’s (now Vishay’s) products into consumer, industrial, and automotive marketplaces. Amr currently serves as the Chair of the Santa Clara University (SCU) Graduate Business Program Board. Additionally, 4 years running, Amr serves as a start-up advisor in the Bronco Venture Accelerator and is a Partner in the Bronco Venture Fund.

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, MOSFETs, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and “one-stop shop” service have made it a global industry leader.

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Aly Mashaly

Director ATSC

ROHM Semiconductor

Aly Mashaly is the Director of ROHM’s European Application and Technical Solution Center (ATSC). He is an expert in power electronics, especially in automotive applications, and has worked for many years as a development engineer and project manager in the fields of e-mobility and aerospace applications. He is also a regular speaker at various conferences, including PCIM, ECPE, EPE and CS International.

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ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 507.9 billion yen per March 31st. 2023, with over 23,700 employees. The company develops and manufactures a very large product range from SiC Diodes and MOSFETs, Analog ICs such as Gate Drivers and Power Management ICs to Power Transistors and Diodes to Passive Components. The production of our high performing products is taking place in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and China. ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its Head Office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).

For further information, please contact www.rohm.com

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Dr. Avi Kashyap

VP & GM, Power Solutions, Renesas Electronics


Dr. Avinash (Avi) Kashyap is the Vice President of the Power BU in the High Performance Computing, Analog and Power Solutions Group at Renesas Electronics. He is responsible for incubating and commercializing new technologies in the power area including wide bandgap, power modules and new generation IGBTs and Si FETs. Avi also leads revenue generation, business development and marketing for N. America and Europe.

Prior to his current role, he was Director of Silicon Carbide and Head of R&D for power discretes at Microchip Technology. Dr. Kashyap led engineering groups ranging from device design, process integration and test. He was responsible for creating product roadmaps and execution of critical silicon and wide bandgap programs including SiC FETs and diodes, Si low voltage FETs, rad-hard FETs and RF power switches.

Previously, Dr. Kashyap was leading several power device programs at the GE Global Research Center in Niskyuna, NY. He has been involved in the development of SiC technology since its infancy for 2 decades including pioneering work on compact modeling, SiC integrated circuits and radiation-hardened devices. He has authored more than 35 peer-reviewed publications and has over 20 patents granted or pending. Dr. Kashyap holds an MS & PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers.

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Renesas Electronics empowers a safer, smarter and more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier.

A leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, enabling billions of connected, intelligent devices that enhance the way people work and live.

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Dieter Liesabeths

SVP Product

VisIC Technologies

Dieter is a senior management leader in the semiconductor industry with over 30 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, new technology introduction and new product definition.

Prior to joining VisIC Technologies he served for ten years at Wolfspeed GmbH as a Senior Sales & Marketing Director and built first the industrial and later the automotive department with an automotive application center.

Dieter drove the industry’s conversion from Silicon to Wide Band Gap (SiC), by building an eco-system to support the fast-switching Wide Band Gap devices and partnering with industry leaders for creating a multi-billion USD business.

Dieter holds an engineering degree Dipl.-Ing. (TH) from the University of RWTH Aachen, Germany.

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VisIC Technologies has a decade of experience in creating, developing, and advancing concepts based on cutting-edge Gallium Nitride-on-silicon technology. We develop solutions that help reduce energy waste in power conversion systems, with a focus on battery electric vehicles (BEV). Our patented D3GaN technology – Direct Drive D-mode GaN – addresses the automotive industry’s cost, supply, sustainability, reliability, quality, and performance needs.

With our D3GaN technology, BEV can save up to 50% on power losses over the driving cycle of the electric car, thus reducing battery cost and increasing driving range and performance. This solution also reduces the cooling system requirements and the size of the BEV inverter.

VisIC Technologies has produced the first GaN-based transistors used in automotive inverters. By utilizing the GaN on Silicon technology, we address the supply chain concern as we are using existing semiconductor high-volume production lines.

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