SystemX Seminar

Power and Sensor Semiconductors Drive Automotive Applications
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Packard 202
Dr. Hans Stork (ON Semiconductor)
Abstract / Description: 

Cars are increasingly driven by electronics to reduce human error, improve traffic flow and to meet environmental regulations. The semiconductor components that enable this functionality range from medium voltage discretes replacing relays to integrated, high-voltage motor drivers with re-programmability at high temperature. In this talk we will review the technology trends underlying the improvements in power discretes, such as IGBTs and GaN HEMT devices, the scaling trends and integration needs of high-voltage BCD CMOS flows, as well as the adjacent assembly challenges of power devices and power integrated modules.


Dr. Hans Stork is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at ON Semiconductor. He oversees the development of wafer process technologies, modeling and design kits, intellectual property (IP) libraries, as well as packaging technologies and assembly support. Prior to ON Semiconductor, he served as CTO of Texas Instruments and of the Silicon Systems Group at Applied Materials. Before these executive roles, Dr. Stork had various R&D and management positions at Hewlett Packard Laboratories and at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center. Dr. Stork serves on the supervisory board of ASML, is a member of the Scientific Advisory board at IMEC, and has previously served on the boards of Sematech and the SRC. He is also a longstanding member of the SIA Technology Strategy Committee. He authored more than 100 cited papers and holds 11 U.S. patents. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 1994, and served on several IEEE sponsored conference program committees. He currently chairs the IEEE A. Grove Technical Field Award committee and is vice-chair of the Technical Field Awards council. Dr. Stork was born in Soest, The Netherlands, and received the Ingenieur degree in electrical engineering (EE) from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, and holds a PhD in EE from Stanford University.