Philip Zuk - Transphorm
Philip leads the market strategy and market adoption of high voltage GaN technology in high power applications for Transphorm. He worked previously for Vishay (Siliconix) heading up their high voltage superjunction technology, Microsemi PPG running marketing efforts on their high voltage MOSFET, FRED diodes, IGBTs, and SiC efforts, Medallion Instrumentation Systems and Fairchild Semiconductor. He has expertise in RFID, power supply designed systems and applications, high power semiconductor devices and project management.
He holds a MBA (Hons) from I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba and has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba, and an Electronic Engineering Technology Associate Degree, Red River College. He holds 2 US patents a trade secret and has authored many technical and application papers.
Shifting Gears: The “GaN-ification” of Automobiles
Automobile electrification is radically changing a long- entrenched industry. By 2025, semiconductor content is projected to increase by as much as 50 percent per vehicle. However, with internal vehicle system redesigns comes a hyper-focus on increased system efficiencies. Electric assist HEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs cannot be entirely supported by incumbent power electronics. Enter GaN: the wide bandgap semiconductor material surpassing historical power density, weight and performance metrics. Automobile manufacturers are turning from longstanding Tier 1 suppliers toward innovative power electronics companies using GaN. Learn which vehicle systems benefit most from GaN and how they allow for revolutionary automotive designs never before possible.