“Energy Efficiency Enabled by Innovative Semiconductor Solutions”
Keynote presented by: Arunjai Mittal, Member of the Management Board,
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany.
To fulfill the demands of the power consumption on this planet, it is but essential that we use the available energy as efficiently as possible. Power saving potential at the point of electricity generation, the transmission over large distances and energy efficient consumption are presented.
Already today innovative semiconductor solutions are on the market to implement Smart Grids. These technologies range from power devices such as thyristors, IGBT modules, and diodes, up to power management ICs and voltage controllers. In future compound semiconductors like silicon carbide and gallium nitride will play an important role.
Thus, semiconductors remain key enablers for energy efficiency. Many small steps in a variety of applications will provide big numbers in energy saving for the sake of our future.
Arunjai Mittal Bio
Mr. Mittal has more than 20 years of experience in the electronics industry, beginning in engineering and marketing and progressing into business development, operations and senior management positions.
Under his leadership, the power management activities have grown by five-fold at Infineon, with sustained profitability even through the difficult semiconductor industry years post 2000. Since 2003, Infineon successfully holds the position no. 1 in the field of power semiconductors.
Beginning of 2012, Mr. Mittal was appointed to the Management Board of Infineon Technologies AG, where he is responsible for Regions, Sales, Marketing, Strategy Development and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).
Mr. Mittal holds a bachelors degree in electronics engineering from Walchand Institute of Technology, India, and has participated in Management Programs at INSEAD & the Harvard Business School.
“The Big Squeeze”
The Keynote will be presented by Wesley Ryder, Worldwide Technical Director, Mentor Graphics.
For decades, we’ve known it was coming and now it’s here. Moore’s Law – which is really just a special case of the “learning curve” – can no longer drive the 30% per year reduction in cost per transistor, beginning with the 20/16/14 nm generation. Either we find innovations beyond just shrinking feature sizes and increasing wafer diameter or we slow our progress down the learning curve, introducing innovative new electronic capabilities at a slower rate than in the past.
Wesley Ryder Bio
Wesley Ryder has over twenty eight years’ experience in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry. For the last twenty years, he has held a variety of positions with Mentor Graphics including European Marketing Director, European Technical Director and most recently Worldwide Technical Director. Prior to this he held EDA technical and sales roles at GenRad, Cadence Design and ECAD as well as design engineering positions at BAE Systems and Array Logic. He has chartered marketer status with the Chartered Institute of Marketing, holds a Master’s degree from Glamorgan University and Diplomas in Marketing (DipM) and Electronic and Electrical engineering.