Thursday, November 16, 2023

Connecting Automotive To SiC Manufacturing

11:10 Welcome and Moderator Remarks, Mark Puttock, Sr. Director Office of CTO, Entegris and Laith Altimime, President, SEMI Europe
11:15 Reserved
SiC: Paving the way for Sustainable Mobility
  Marius Ruhnau, Manager, Porsche Consulting S.A.S.
SiC: Paving the way for Sustainable Mobility
Marius Ruhnau

Marius Ruhnau
Porsche Consulting S.A.S.

Marius Ruhnau

Power transistors based on silicon carbide (SiC) technology will play an important role in a wide range of industries in the context of electrification and decarbonization. For the automotive industry, with the shift to battery-electric vehicles in many regions, SiC will be an important technical lever to improve charging performance and efficiency, and thus range. There are also weight and packaging benefits to consider. However, as the maturity of SiC technology is still relatively low compared to mature silicon-based products, the semiconductor industry, as well as Tier-1s and OEMs, need to address three main challenges. First, unit costs must be reduced to penetrate volume segments and make the technical benefits widely available. Second, automotive quality requirements are high, especially when considering the higher mileage mission profiles of future vehicles. Third, global capacity must keep pace with rapidly growing global demand. By addressing these three levers, OEMs, Tier-1s and the semiconductor industry can make the most of SiC technology and pave the way for a sustainable automotive future.

Since 2019: Porsche Consulting Germany and FranceManager with competence focus semiconductor technology, product strategy and development, product cost optimization, design to cost, cost reduction and profitability programs

11:50 Topic Coming Soon, Ralf Bornefeld, Senior Vice President, Automotive Electronics, Robert Bosch GmbH
12:10 Reserved
12:25 Topic Coming Soon, David Britz, Head of Strategic Marketing for ICAPS, Applied Materials
12:40 Topic Coming Soon, Emmanuel Sabonnadière, Vice President Silicon-Carbide Program, Soitec
12:55 Topic Coming Soon, Niraj Mahadev, VP Substrates, Entegris
13:05 Closing Remarks, Mark Puttock, Sr. Director Office of CTO, Entegris