EU PSES 2022 Speaker
Edoardo Merli is STMicroelectronics’ Executive Vice President, Power Transistor Sub-Group Vice President and has held this position since January 2022.
Merli joined STMicroelectronics in 1998 as Head of System Architecture in the Telecom Wireline Division. In 2002, he formed and led ST’s WLAN Business Unit.
Merli was appointed Director of the Automotive Product Group in 2007, where he took responsibility for the RF Competence Center & Connectivity Business Unit and subsequently for the Car Radio Business Unit. In 2012, Merli was promoted to Marketing & Application Director for ST’s Automotive and Discrete Group in Greater China and South Asia. In 2016, his responsibilities were extended to include the Company’s automotive activities in Korea. In 2017, Merli was promoted to Power Transistor Macro-Division General Manager and Group Vice President of ST’s Automotive and Discrete Group.
Merli has filed several patents on ADSL, multi-service routers, switches, and
throughput management, and authored numerous publications in the areas of Telecommunications, Automotive, and Connectivity.
Edoardo Merli was born in Parma, Italy, in 1962, and graduated with a degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Bologna in 1989.
EV inverter revolution through large-scale deployment of WBG products
The dynamic characteristics of wide-bandgap (WBG) devices allow superior power conversion and delivery in critical on-board charger, DC-DC, and traction inverter power electronics, enough to render prized multiple motor architectures in 800V electric vehicle systems entirely viable. These design advantages are encouraging OEMs to rethink their business models, as they move away from third party tier providers to direct engagement with semiconductor suppliers to generate competitive advantages through innovation. Intense module and package development, for example, promises to optimize efficiency and thermal management, as well as ensure varying degrees of integration and scalability to help OEMs optimize their market and manufacturing strategies.
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