Leonardo Montoya

Head of R&D, Overmolded Power Modules


He was born in 1979 in Chihuahua, Mexico. He received a B.Sc. in electronics and communication engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, and a M.Sc. in electrical power engineering from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.

He brings more than 20 years of professional experience gathered across the entire product development process for electric and electronic components and systems through R&D, and life cycle management for home appliances, railway, industrial equipment, and automotive markets. Furthermore, during his professional stay at Diehl, ABB, and BMW he has contributed to introduce successfully new power electronics technologies to the market. He is now working at Wolfspeed, the technology leader for silicon carbide semiconductor technology, as Head of R&D for Europe. In this role, he is responsible for establishing the R&D footprint in Europe. His topics of interest are semiconductors, electric energy efficiency, and environmentally friendly electric mobility.

Company Profile


Wolfspeed (NYSE: WOLF) leads the market in the worldwide adoption of Silicon Carbide and GaN technologies. We provide industry-leading solutions for efficient energy consumption and a sustainable future. Wolfspeed’s product families include Silicon Carbide materials, power-switching devices and RF devices targeted for various applications such as electric vehicles, fast charging, 5G, renewable energy and storage, and aerospace and defense. We unleash the power of possibilities through hard work, collaboration and a passion for innovation. Learn more at www.wolfspeed.com.

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