The Drive for Silicon Carbide - A Look Back and the Road Ahead - APEC 2024

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Discover the transformative journey of Silicon Carbide (SiC) from a nascent idea to a pivotal component in power electronics, most evident today in electric vehicles (EVs). This conversation traces the 35-year evolution of American ingenuity, emphasizing SiCs's role in revolutionizing power management for mid- to high-powered applications and its vital contribution to the transition from internal combustion engines to EVs. Lowe will delve into the challenges and breakthroughs that have marked silicon carbide’s progress. Attendees will gain insights into the future of silicon carbide in power electronics, exploring its potential to drive sustainable and efficient power solutions in the evolving landscape of energy and transportation.

Gregg Lowe joined Wolfspeed in September 2017 as president and chief executive officer (CEO) and has transformed it into the world’s only pure play, vertically integrated silicon carbide company. Under his tenure, Wolfspeed is leading the rapid expansion of the silicon carbide market by committing over $8B toward expanding operations. Prior to Wolfspeed, Lowe served as president and CEO of Freescale Semiconductor, where he led the successful merger with NXP Semiconductors N.V. to create a high-performance, mixed-signal semiconductor industry leader. Gregg also had 28-year career at Texas Instruments, which included executive roles as senior vice president and leader of the analog business. Gregg holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is a graduate of The Stanford Executive Program (SEP) at Stanford University.

Discover the transformative journey of Silicon Carbide (SiC) from a nascent idea to a pivotal component in power electronics, most evident today in electric vehicles (EVs). This conversation traces the 35-year evolution of American ingenuity, emphasizing SiCs's role in revolutionizing power management for mid- to high-powered...