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EU PSES 2022 Speaker

Dr. Shahin Sharifzadeh

  • NexGen Power Systems
  • Co-CEO
  • Biography

Dr. Shahin Sharifzadeh is the Co-CEO of NexGen Power Systems. Prior to joining NexGen, Sharifzadeh was the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Atmel Corporation.

Before Atmel Corporation, Dr. Sharifzadeh has served as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Manufacturing and Operations at Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and its President of China Operations. He worked for Cypress Semiconductor from 1989 to 2012 in various capacities – EVP of Worldwide Wafer Fabrication and Technology, and VP of Process R&D. In these roles, Dr. Sharifzadeh directed Cypress Semiconductor Corporation’s process technology research and development, wafer manufacturing, assembly and test, and planning worldwide.

Dr. Sharifzadeh received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and his MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

  • Presentation

Reinventing Power Electronics: NexGen Power Systems with NexGen Vertical GaN™

As the world looks beyond silicon for the next-generation of power electronics, NexGen Vertical GaN™, the world’s first GaN-on-GaN power semiconductor, unlocks the full potential of Gallium Nitride (GaN). It is the only wide band gap power semiconductor that provides high-voltage capabilities up to 4kV, switching frequencies up to 10MHz, and avalanche and short-circuit robustness. This makes it an ideal power semiconductor for applications from LED Lighting and Computing to Data Centers and Electric Vehicles. NexGen is reinventing power electronics by leveraging this breakthrough technology and building a scalable, software configurable power platform that enables the smallest, lightest, and most efficient power systems.

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  • Company Profile

NexGen Power Systems

NexGen Power Systems, Inc. is the premier vertically integrated power electronics company that designs, develops, and manufactures innovative power conversion systems using its proprietary NexGen Vertical GaN™ semiconductor technology. Our smaller, lighter, and more efficient power systems make possible the next generation of power conversion and power generation systems and will enable accelerated and more effective transition to cleaner and renewable energy sources and platforms, including longer range electric vehicles with faster, more efficient charging capabilities.

NexGen is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with a Vertical GaN fabrication facility located in Syracuse, New York, and a Center of Excellence for System Engineering, Marketing, and Systems Applications located in Bengaluru, India. Sales offices are in China, Japan, and South Korea.

For further details, please visit our website- https://nexgenpowersystems.com

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