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Dr. Thomas Morgenstern

Thomas Morgenstern is Executive Vice President of Infineon Technologies AG. He was born in Mosbach (Germany) in 1968. Thomas Morgenstern studied chemistry at the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf and received his PhD in 1998. He started his career in 1998 at Semiconductor 300. Before joining Infineon again in 2021, he held various positions at Biotronik SE & Co KG, BOSCH and Globalfoundries.

Positions within the company

  • Since 2022 Head of Frontend
  • 2021 Managing Director Dresden

Further positions

2017-2020 2013-2017
2010-2013 2009-2010
1998-2009
Globalfoundries Dresden

Senior Vice President and General Manager Fab 1
BOSCH Reutlingen and Souzhu

Senior Vice President Manufacturing and Technology
Globalfoundries Dresden Director Engineering

Biotronik SE & Co KG
Director Manufacturing Active Implants

Qimonda/ Infineon Dresden
Managing functions in various positions

Membership of Supervisory Boards

Infineon Technologies Dresden Verwaltungs GmbH, Neubiberg, Germany (Head of Supervisory Board)

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Infineon Technologies AG

Here at Infineon, we combine entrepreneurial success with responsible action to make life easier, safer, and greener. Barely visible, semiconductors have become an indispensable part of everyday life. We play a key role in shaping a better future – with microelectronics that link the real and the digital world. Our semiconductors enable efficient energy management, smart mobility, as well as secure, seamless communications in an increasingly connected world. Infineon designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductors and system solutions. The focus of its activities is on automotive and industrial electronics, communication and information technologies, IoT, sensor technology and security. The product range comprises standard components, software, customer-specific solutions for devices and systems, as well as specific components for digital, analog, and mixed-signal applications.

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Gayn Erickson

Gayn Erickson is Chief Executive Officer & President of Aehr Test Systems (Nasdaq: AEHR) in Fremont, California, a world leader in Semiconductor Test and Burn-in solutions. Prior to this, Gayn was Executive Vice President of Verigy, Inc. and Agilent Technologies, with responsibility for their Memory Test Business Units. He has over 35 years of experience in the Semiconductor Capital Equipment market. With very high market and technology domain knowledge in defining, developing, manufacturing, and marketing semiconductor capital equipment solutions, Gayn has led the definition and development of over a dozen semiconductor test and burn-in systems and solutions at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Verigy, and Aehr Test Systems. Gayn received a BSEE degree from Arizona State University

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Aehr Test Systems

Headquartered in Fremont, California, Aehr Test Systems is a leading provider of test solutions for testing, burning-in, and stabilizing semiconductor devices in wafer level, singulated die, and package part form, and has installed thousands of systems worldwide. Increasing quality, reliability, safety, and security needs of semiconductors used across multiple applications, including electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, solar and wind power, computing, data and telecommunications infrastructure, and solid-state memory and storage, are driving additional test requirements, incremental capacity needs, and new opportunities for Aehr Test products and solutions. Aehr has developed and introduced several innovative products including the FOX-PTM families of test and burn-in systems and FOX WaferPakTM Aligner, FOX WaferPak Contactor, FOX DiePak® Carrier and FOX DiePak Loader.

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Dr. Markus Bolte

Markus leads the global Semiconductor practice of AlixPartners, a results-driven global consulting firm specialized in business transformations successfully address their most complex and critical challenges. With a summa cum laude PhD and two Masters on Nanophysics and Computer Science, several stations at research institutes (UC Berkeley, Univ. Hamburg) and semiconductor/data storage firms in the USA, South Korea, Netherlands and Germany, he has a deep understanding of the industry.

With 19 years of global business experience, Markus’ consulting experience encompasses large whole-company transformations, operational (shopfloor-level) quality-improvements as well as organizational excellence programs, having delivered more than 5bn$ in productivity and cost improvements as experienced transformation program lead

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AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses respond quickly and decisively to their most critical challenges—from urgent performance improvement to complex restructuring, from risk mitigation to accelerated transformation. These are the moments when everything is on the line—a sudden shift in the market, an unexpected performance decline, a time-sensitive deal, a fork-in-the-road decision. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients until the job is done, and only measure our success in terms of the results we deliver. We partner with you to make the right decisions and take the right actions. And we are right by your side. When it really matters

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David Clark

David joined Amkor in 2013 and is currently responsible for Global Product Marketing, Market Analytics and Market Strategy. Prior to joining Amkor, David has held various sales management, product development and engineering positions at FlipChip International (FCI), Leica Microsystems and Agilent Technologies. David has been granted 5 patents in Optoelectronics and Device Packaging and holds a BEng Honors Degree in Electronic, Electrical and Optoelectronic Engineering from University of Glasgow.

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Amkor Technology, Inc.

As one of the world’s largest providers of high-quality semiconductor packaging and test services, Amkor has helped define and advance the technology landscape.

We deliver innovative solutions and believe in partnering with our customers to bring 5G, AI, Automotive, Communications, Computing, Consumer, IoT, Industrial and Networking products to market.

As a truly global supplier, Amkor has manufacturing and test capabilities as well as product development and support offices in Asia, Europe and the US.

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Jeroen van Borkulo

  • Head of Business & Marketing
  • ASMPT

Jeroen van Borkulo received a Bachelors’ degree in Applied Physics – specialized in photonics from the Hague University of Applied Sciences and followed Executive Program at Nyenrode Business University.

Joined ASMPT in 2014 in the role of product marketing manager. In his current role leads the business development and marketing team for ASMPT’s Laser dicing and grooving BU. Jeroen has over 20 years’ experience in laser material processing applications in the semiconductor industry.

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ASMPT

ASMPT, founded in 1975, is headquartered in Singapore and is listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1989.

ASMPT is the only company in the world that offers high-quality equipment for all major steps in the electronics manufacturing process – from carrier for chip interconnection to chip assembly and packaging to SMT. No other supplier offers a comparable range and depth of process expertise.

Semiconductor Solutions Segment Business of ASMPT offers a diverse product range from bonding to molding and trim & form to the integration of these activities into complete in-line systems for the microelectronics, semiconductor, camera modules, advanced packaging, photonics, and optoelectronics industries.

The group has successfully established itself as the leading player in the back-end assembly and packaging market with its innovative solutions and constant focus on customer value creation.

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Dr. Christian Ohde

Christian finished his PhD in chemistry and joined MKS Atotech in 2010. After holding various management positions, he was appointed Head of R&D in 2013 for the company’s electrolytic copper plating activities, mainly focusing on plating of various metals in different equipment tool sets (horizontal and vertical).

Christian Ohde is leading MKS Atotech’s global Semiconductor and Functional Electronics Coatings activities. He is a reputable industry expert and thought-leader in this field.

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mks Atotech

Atotech, a brand within the Materials Solutions Division of MKS Instruments, develops leading process and manufacturing technologies for advanced surface modification, electroless and electrolytic plating, and surface finishing. Applying a comprehensive systems-and-solutions approach, Atotech’s portfolio includes chemistry, equipment, software, and services for innovative and high-technology applications. These solutions are used in a wide variety of end-markets, including datacenter, consumer electronics and communications infrastructure, as well as in numerous industrial and consumer applications such as automotive, heavy machinery, and household appliances. With its well-established innovative strength and industry-leading global TechCenter network, MKS delivers pioneering solutions through its Atotech brand – combined with unparalleled on-site support for customers worldwide. For more information about Atotech, please visit us at atotech.com

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Dr. Marnix Tack

  • CTO & VP Business Development
  • BelGan

Dr. Tack got a MSc degree in Electronic Engineering in 1984 from the Univ of Gent (Belgium) and a PhD degree in Microelectronics in 1990 from the Univ of Leuven & imec (Belgium). He got additional degrees in international business management and innovation leadership from the Vlerick Business School (Belgium), INSEAD (France), MIT (US) and IMD (Swiss). He joined MIETEC, a semiconductor company in Belgium in 1990, that became Alcatel Microelectronics, and was acquired by AMI Semiconductor in 2002 and ON Semiconductor in 2008.

In Feb 2022 he joined BelGaN that acquired part of onsemi in Belgium, as CTO and VP Business Development.

Throughout the past 30+ years he was leading global professional teams in various fields of semiconductor R&D and Innovation, including Si CMOS & BCD, power MOSFETs and GaN. He also took the lead in setting up and driving a corporate innovation business process and global Open Innovation partnerships in the field of novel semiconductor technologies and products

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BelGan

Be a leading automotive qualified open foundry in the Wide Band Gap ecosystem.

Enabling our customers to develop and manufacture unique solutions for a sustainable electrified future.

Creating value through our employees’ enthusiasm, talents and commitment.

BelGaN, as a WBG foundry in Europe, enables and services a rapidly expanding GaN-ecosystem in Europe (‘GaN-Valley’) and beyond with innovative and high-quality WBG semiconductor technologies and a highly efficient value-add 6 and 8 inch manufacturing facility. BelGaN adds unique services such as customer-driven Technology-as-a-Service (customized processes), Manufacturing-as-a-Service, and Quality-as-a-Service to the traditional foundry business model whereas we cooperate with suppliers and customers to deliver automotive quality products to the market. BelGaN develops and bring-to-market a rich roadmap of GaN & SiC platforms, driven by our customers’ needs and our core strengths and vision. We partner with leading universities and RTO’s in an Open Innovation model to prepare our innovation roadmap and bring differentiating innovations to our customers.

Manufacturing Facility: Wafer fab with over 4500 m2 of clean room space, located on a 44.000 m2campus.

Fab: 6 & 8 inch (planned).

Production: GaN Technologies & 0.35 µm to 2 µm Low, Medium, and High Voltage Analog CMOS and BCD Technologies.

BelGaN BV
Westerring 15
9700 Oudenaarde
Belgium

www.belgan.be

+32 55 332211

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Rob Willems

  • General Manager & VP Operations, BelGaN BV
  • BelGan

Mr Willems achieved his engineering degree in Applied Physics at the HTS Dordrecht (the Netherlands) in 1982. He got an additional degree in business economics at university of Eindhoven (the Netherlands)

He joined Philips Semiconductors (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) in 1983 as a process engineer / production manager. In 1992 he joined Mietec-Alcatel, a semiconductor company in Belgium, that became Alcatel Microelectronics, and was acquired by AMI Semiconductor in 2002 and ON Semiconductor in 2008.

In February 2022 he joined BelGaN that acquired part of onsemi Belgium as General Manager and VP Operations.

Throughout the past 30+ years he was active in various roles in operations, leading operational teams to achieve their operational targets while running continuous improvement projects on operational efficiency, quality, processes, costs, as well as projects in the areas of automation, capacity expansion, technology upgrades, in an automotive qualified environment.

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BelGan

Be a leading automotive qualified open foundry in the Wide Band Gap ecosystem.

Enabling our customers to develop and manufacture unique solutions for a sustainable electrified future.

Creating value through our employees’ enthusiasm, talents and commitment.

BelGaN, as a WBG foundry in Europe, enables and services a rapidly expanding GaN-ecosystem in Europe (‘GaN-Valley’) and beyond with innovative and high-quality WBG semiconductor technologies and a highly efficient value-add 6 and 8 inch manufacturing facility. BelGaN adds unique services such as customer-driven Technology-as-a-Service (customized processes), Manufacturing-as-a-Service, and Quality-as-a-Service to the traditional foundry business model whereas we cooperate with suppliers and customers to deliver automotive quality products to the market. BelGaN develops and bring-to-market a rich roadmap of GaN & SiC platforms, driven by our customers’ needs and our core strengths and vision. We partner with leading universities and RTO’s in an Open Innovation model to prepare our innovation roadmap and bring differentiating innovations to our customers.

Manufacturing Facility: Wafer fab with over 4500 m2 of clean room space, located on a 44.000 m2campus.

Fab: 6 & 8 inch (planned).

Production: GaN Technologies & 0.35 µm to 2 µm Low, Medium, and High Voltage Analog CMOS and BCD Technologies.

BelGaN BV
Westerring 15
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Belgium

www.belgan.be

+32 55 332211

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Ralf Bornefeld

Ralf Bornefeld is Senior Vice President with responsibility for business line and engineering of Power Semiconductors & Modules at Bosch. He joined Bosch in November 2019.

Before he held various management positions at Infineon Technologies AG: senior director technology in frontend production from 2005-2008, senior director engineering of automotive sensors until 2011 and finally vice president and general manager business line automotive sensors.

Ralf started his career at Elmos Semiconductor in 1992 as a technology development engineer. Afterwards he took several management positions until end of 2004, mostly serving as vice president of R&D and eventually as vice president of business line microsystems.

Ralf Bornefeld was born in Schalksmuehle, Germany, in 1964. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Dortmund in 1992.

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Bosch Sensortec

Bosch Sensortec GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, develops and markets a wide portfolio of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and solutions tailored for smartphones, tablets, wearables and hearables, AR/VR devices, drones, robots, smart home and IoT (Internet of Things) applications. The product portfolio includes 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers, integrated 6- and 9-axis sensors, smart sensors, barometric pressure sensors, humidity sensors, gas sensors, optical microsystems, acoustic microsystems and comprehensive software. Since its foundation in 2005, Bosch Sensortec has emerged as the MEMS technology leader in the markets it addresses. Bosch has been both a pioneer and a global market leader in the MEMS sensor segment since 1995 and has, to date, sold more than 15 billion MEMS sensors.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,600 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2021). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 78.7 billion euros in 2021. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.

As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 76,100 associates in research and development, as well as roughly 38,000 software engineers.

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Dr. Giorgia Longobardi

Dr. Giorgia Longobardi, CEO of CGD, is an experienced engineer with international practice working on GaN power devices design and characterisation. As the inventor of high impact patents in the field of GaN power devices, Giorgia made the unique blend of academic and business know-how one of her biggest strengths.

During her PhD in power devices at Cambridge University, Giorgia worked on international projects with top semiconductor companies, through which, she learned about different cultures operating in this field and gained experience managing and budgeting multi-partner projects. Curious and knowledgeable, Giorgia leads an experienced diverse team of passionate people working with enthusiasm and continuous drive to do things better. She never forgets why she founded CGD: to change how energy is used and protect the environment with efficient power electronics.

She is a member of the energy management committee at PSMA (power Sources manufacturers association) and Strategic Advisory Board at the Henry Royce Institute for materials.

 

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Cambridge GaN Devices

A spin-out of the Cambridge University, Cambridge GaN Devices (CGD) is a fabless semiconductor company that develops a range of energy-efficient GaN-based power devices to make greener electronics possible.

Operating at a market worth exceeding $30 billion, CGD completed several funding rounds to develop and deliver to the market a wide range of products for consumer and industrial applications.

In autumn 2021, the company was named Tech Scaleup of the Year by Business Weekly in the category of green electronics and was awarded the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) deep tech Investment of the Year.

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Luca Lillacci

Luca Lillacci was born in Perugia in 1972 and started his career in 1992 in Eles as Application Engineer. During that period, he was able to learn and practice many aspects related to the HW Design, Testing and Measurements of the Electronic Equipment.

Later, Luca has held different roles of greater responsibility until 2005, when he founded Origin Technology, a start-up created for delivering services and integrated solution for the semiconductor market.

In 2012 Lillacci and his team decided to join EDA Industries, an international and highly specialized company in the field of Burn-In and Test Equipment for the semiconductor industry, where, since May 2023, he has become the General Manager.

Leadership, passion, strategic thinking and attraction for innovation are all elements that have always distinguished Luca’s professional profile.

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EDA Industries

Established in 1993 in Italy, EDA Industries is a dynamic and experienced engineering company, focused on the production of Burn-In and Test Equipment for the semiconductor industry.

EDA Industries has its headquarter in Rieti and over the years has opened new offices not only in Terni and Catania, but also in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Morocco.

EDA Industries has more than 500 systems installed worldwide in 25 countries, providing a full turn-key solution for Testing, Burn-In and Reliability Test:

  • Wafer Level Burn-In Solution for SiC and GaN
  • Burn-In & Test Equipment for SiC, GaN, Mixed Signal and Digital Application
  • Burn-in Chambers
  • Environmental Stress Systems
  • Burn-in boards
  • Application and Engineering support
  • Automated Solution for Burn-in process
  • Burn-In & Reliability Service

With a strong focus on the Automotive market, EDA has been walking the road of Innovation for over 30 years and began 2016 by expanding its Research Centre for SiC & GaN technology.

Thanks to the evolution of its SocrATE WLBI and ETNA Equipment, EDA’s principal strategic objective is to strenghten and confirm its leadership in Burn-In & Testing both in Front-End and Back-End, furnishing a unique Testing Platform for WBG devices.

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Lucilla Sioli

  • Director Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry
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Ms Lucilla Sioli is the Director for “Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry” within Directorate-General CONNECT at the European Commission. She is responsible for the coordination of the European digitisation of industry strategy and for policy development in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and semiconductors, including regulatory approaches such as the AI Act and the Chips Act. The directorate also supports R&D&I in key digital industrial technologies including microelectronics, photonics, robotics and AI. Lucilla holds a PhD in economics from the University of Southampton (UK) and one from the Catholic University of Milan (Italy) and has been a civil servant with the European Commission since 1997.

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EU Commission

The European Commission is the EU’s politically independent executive arm. The Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology is the Commission department responsible to develop a digital single market to generate smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe.

Follow the latest EU tech news on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube via @DigitalEU.

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Dr. Vinoth Sundaramoorthy

  • Product Marketing Manager
  • Evatec

Dr. Vinoth Sundaramoorthy has completed his PhD in Semiconductors devices from the University of Nottingham, UK and Executive MBA in General Management from Executive Business School, University of St Gallen.

He has extensive experience in the semiconductor field for over 18 years that includes hand on experience in power semiconductors and related applications development. In his previous job at ABB Switzerland, he was involved in the product development of various power semiconductor devices and managed several semiconductor related global projects for different business units. He is a senior member of IEEE and recipient of awards in semiconductor field.

Currently, he is working as Product Marketing Manager at Evatec AG in Switzerland. He is responsible for the managing and leading the product portfolio of Evatec for ‘power devices’ market segment.

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Evatec

Evatec delivers complete thin film deposition solutions in Advanced Packaging, Semiconductor, Optoelectronics and Photonics – from UBM /RDL processes in FOWLP and FOPLP applications, to deposition of high performance piezoelectrics like AlScN for 5G networks or NIR bandpass filters for 3D sensing, face and gesture recognition in our smart devices. We deliver tailored production solutions with batch, cluster or inline architecture according to your substrate format, throughput, process and fab integration requirements. Evatec’s Advanced Process Control (APC) technologies set new standards in deposition through ‘in situ” capability for control of film properties during the deposition cycle. Reduce your process development times, enhance repeatability and yields or increase tool throughput.

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Dr. Rainer Kaesmaier

Since 2018 Dr. Rainer Kaesmaier is Managing Director for the Global Product Group Semiconductors of Hitachi Energy, leading the semiconductor business with its global manufacturing and R&D footprint for the power semiconductor product portfolio which compromises GTOs, IGBTs, IGCTs, Thyristors, Diodes for market segments such as energy transmission & distribution, transportation & rail, renewable, industry and e-mobility. He is a semiconductor industry veteran having held various management and executive positions in the sector for more than 25 years, covering areas of global responsibility in business strategy and development, business transformation, technology and engineering, operations and production, R&D, as well as sales and marketing. After stations at Siemens, Infineon, Qimonda, and the European semiconductor manufacturer LFoundry, he assumed the responsibility for the global semiconductor business of Hitachi Energy. In addition to that, Rainer is since 2019 also member of the management board for Hitachi Energy Switzerland Ltd.

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Hitachi Energy Ltd.

We have one of the most diverse semiconductor portfolios that includes thyristors, diodes, GTOs, IGCTs, IGBTs and RoadPakTM modules, which are manufactured at our facilities in Lenzburg, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic. We have one of the most diverse semiconductor portfolios that includes thyristors, diodes, GTOs, IGCTs, MOSFETs and IGBTs, which are manufactured at our facilities in Lenzburg, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic. Our research team continues pushing the boundaries of what is possible, using silicon and silicon carbide (SiC) technology to innovate the next generation of power electronics devices. Our advanced semiconductor technology brings unprecedented control to HVDC transmission systems. We are the heart of traction converters for high speed trains, metros and diesel-electric locomotives. Pumps, fans, roller tables, hoist and winches found throughout industry rely on us, and the world is able to enjoy greener mobility because we power the next generation of e-vehicles.

Hitachi Energy Switzerland Ltd.
Semiconductors
Fabrikstrasse 3
CH-5600 Lenzburg, Switzerland

Phone: +41 58 586 14 19
Fax: +41 58 586 13 06
Email: salesdesksem@hitachienergy.com
www.hitachienergy.com/semiconductors

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Bernhard Knott

Bernhard Knott is the Head of the Infineon Technologies Backend Innovation group. He is responsible for new Package Concepts, Prototyping, new Materials, Simulation and Virtual Prototyping. Until 2016 he was leading the Package Development for Sensors and Waferlevel Package Development in Regensburg, Germany. Prior joining the Backend Organization, he held several Management Position in Frontend Technology dealing with BiCMOS Technologies, Sensors and Innovation projects. After receiving his Diploma in Physics from the University of Regensburg, he started his career in Semiconductor Industry in 1997 in developing an embedded NVM Technology. Bernhard holds several patents and patent applications in the area of FE Technology, Sensors and Packaging.

Bernhard Knott is the Head of the Backend Innovation group at Infineon Technologies AG, Germany. After receiving his Diploma in Physics, he started his career in Semiconductor Industry in 1997 in Frontend and later in Backend Technology Development. Bernhard holds several patents and patent applications in the area of FE Technology, Sensors and Packaging.

 

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Infineon Technologies AG

Here at Infineon, we combine entrepreneurial success with responsible action to make life easier, safer, and greener. Barely visible, semiconductors have become an indispensable part of everyday life. We play a key role in shaping a better future – with microelectronics that link the real and the digital world. Our semiconductors enable efficient energy management, smart mobility, as well as secure, seamless communications in an increasingly connected world. Infineon designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductors and system solutions. The focus of its activities is on automotive and industrial electronics, communication and information technologies, IoT, sensor technology and security. The product range comprises standard components, software, customer-specific solutions for devices and systems, as well as specific components for digital, analog, and mixed-signal applications.

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Denis Marcon

Denis Marcon received a M.S. degree from the University of Padova in 2006. Subsequently, he received the degree of Doctor in Engineering (Ph. D.) from the Catholic University of Leuven and imec with the thesis entitled “Reliability study of power gallium nitride based transistors” in 2011. He is leading author or co-author of more than 50 journal papers or international conference contributions.

After his Ph.D. graduation, he has been leading projects aiming to develop GaN HEMTs for several applications (RF and power switching). Thereafter, he has joined the business development team of Imec where he was directly responsible for the partnerships with imec in the field of GaN power electronics as well as on dedicated development and manufacturing of Si-based devices, MEMS, sensors and micro-systems,

Today he is the General Manager of Innoscience Europe (subsidiary of Innoscience) and he is directly responsible for Innoscience’s GaN business in Europe.

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Innoscience

Innoscience is an Integrated Device Manufacturer (IDM) founded in December 2015 with the support of international prestigious investors. With the development of new technologies, the electric power grid and power electronic systems across the world are undergoing a massive transformation. Our vision is to create an energy ecosystem with effective and low-cost Gallium-Nitride-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) power solutions. In November 2017, Innoscience first established a mass production 8-inch wafer line for GaN-on-Si devices and, in order to fulfill the rapidly growing power demands, Innoscience has inaugurated a new facility in September 2020. As a cutting-edge GaN technology provider, Innoscience’s 1,600+ employees and over 500 R&D experts are dedicated to delivering high performance and high reliability GaN power devices that can be widely used in diverse applications including portable devices, mobile phones, chargers and adapters, electric vehicles (EV) and automotive. For more information, please visit www.innoscience.com.

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Wojciech Tyborowski

Wojciech Tyborowski, director of Invest in Pomerania since 2017. Previously, he worked at the Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), as well as held the position of Project Manager responsible for attracting foreign investments in the modern business services sector at Invest in Pomerania. Graduate of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdansk.

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Invest in Pomerania

Invest in Pomerania is a regional non-profit initiative that supports foreign direct investment projects in Pomerania (Gdansk Area, Northern Poland). We act as a “one-stop-shop”, providing help and services at every stage of the investment process. We are a SEMI member, a World Association of Investment Promotion Agency member, the official partner of Polish Investment and Trade Agency. Within the region of Pomerania we coordinate collaboration with special economic zones, municipalities, municipality-owned companies. We have been supporting forign companies for 12 years. The investors we have worked with declared to create over 23 thousand jobs in the region. Top projects included Intel, Amazon, Bayer, Swarovski, Northvolt, Aptiv, Flex, Jabil, State Street, Lufthansa Systems, Boeing.

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Christine Dunbar

  • SVP Global Sales
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Christine Dunbar is currently Senior Vice President of Global Sales at IQE, the leading supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry. Christine joined IQE in August 2022.

Christine was previously at GlobalFoundries where she held various executive roles driving GF business growth towards the October 2022 IPO. She joined GlobalFoundries in July 2015 with the IBM Microlectronics Division acquisition, as the Vice President of Product Management for the RF Business Unit.

Christine graduated from Cornell University in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering and has held various engineering, technical management, and executive positions throughout her career, including leadership roles in Sales, Business Development & Semiconductor Manufacturing Operations. In 2018 Christine was nominated for the Global Semiconductor Association’s inaugural “Rising Woman of Influence” award.

Christine is passionate about serving as an ambassador for her employers and the semiconductor industry writ large thru active participation and speaking engagements at various industry forums. Christine is also a passionate advocate for women in semiconductors, and has sponsored the establishment of women’s resource groups at IBM, GlobalFoundries and IQE.

Christine is also active in her community supporting causes important to her. She is a founding member of the Leadership Now Project, a group of non-partisan business leaders committed to the health of the US democracy, established in 2017. Christine also serves on the Board of Directors at the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington, Vermont. She lives in Shelburne, Vermont USA with her partner & two teenage children.

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IQE is the leading supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and advanced material solutions to the global semiconductor industry that enable a diverse range of applications across mobile handsets, global telecoms infrastructure, smart connected devices, electric vehicles, infrared and sensing applications.

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