US PSES 2022 Speaker

Panel Moderator: Gopal Prabhu

  • Applied Materials
  • Senior Director of Technology Programs
  • Biography

Gopal Prabhu is the Senior Director of Technology Programs in the ICAPS Business Unit at Applied Materials. In the ICAPS organization (IOT – Communications – Automotive – Power – Sensors), his focus is on the Automotive segment where he is responsible for various strategy aspects related to enabling Applied Materials’ capital equipment and processes for its silicon carbide customers. He has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. He has extensive experience developing various semiconductor processes like CVD, PVD, CMP etc. Prior to joining Applied Materials, he was the Senior Director of Process Technology at GT Advanced Technologies Inc. where he developed technologies for creating thin wafers for different single crystalline materials like silicon, sapphire, and silicon carbide. Additionally, he has extensive experience in the renewable energy industry where he has developed novel interconnect technologies crystalline silicon and thin film solar applications. He was the founding member of a solar startup, Merlin Solar Technologies which created inter and intra cell connect metallization that delivered flexible crystalline silicon modules for a variety of transportation applications.

  • Presentation

Panel Topic: Innovations in Wide Band Gap Technologies and Manufacturing Challenges.

As WBG devices increase their market adoption, we discuss how these devices will continue to grow in the market with their evolving technology and packaging roadmaps. Additionally, we discuss the challenges of ramping into high volume production and larger wafer sizes in today’s supply chain constraints.

Applied Materials logo
  • Company Profile

Applied Materials

Profile coming soon…

US PSES 2022 Speakers

Find out more about our Power Semiconductor Executive Summit (PSES) events