EU PSES 2022 Speaker
Carlos Castro serves as Vice President and General Manager GaN for Nexperia and has more than 15 years of experience in power and automotive semiconductors. Prior to joining Nexperia, Carlos led the IGBTs/MOSFETs/SiC discretes business and automotive electronics activities at Littelfuse. Earlier he was in charge of Marketing and Application Engineering for automotive MOSFETs and led the Technical Marketing group for Electric Drive Train at Infineon Technologies. He has been granted several patents for power semiconductor devices and has been author of multiple papers and conferences presentations. Carlos holds a MSc and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany and the University of Granada, Spain.
Power GaN ready for mainstream applications
As passenger vehicle electrification increases, so does the demand of power semiconductors in consumer and industrial applications to provide efficient power conversion at increasingly higher power densities. High voltage Power GaN FETs in combination with innovative packaging technologies can address the needs for more efficiency, higher power density and system cost reductions. GaN power devices not only offer a superior performance in the applications but the requested reliability, robustness and manufacturability enabling GaN as a mainstream technology for a broad scope of applications and segments. This paper will present GaN power benefits by applications and the next steps to accelerate its economy of scale.
Nexperia is a leading expert in the high-volume production of essential semiconductors, components that are required by every electronic design in the world. The company’s extensive portfolio includes diodes, bipolar transistors, ESD protection devices, MOSFETs, GaN FETs and analog & logic ICs. Headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Nexperia annually ships more than 100 billion products, meeting the stringent standards set by the automotive industry. These products are recognized as benchmarks in efficiency – in process, size, power and performance — with industry-leading small packages that save valuable energy and space. With decades of experience in supplying to the world’s leading companies, Nexperia has over 14,000 employees across Asia, Europe and the US.