Dr. Tack is CTO and VP Business Development at BelGaN, a newly established semiconductor company in Belgium with the vision to transform into a leading, automotive qualified, 150mm & 200mm WBG (GaN, SiC) open foundry in Europe.
Dr. Tack got a MSc degree in Electronic Engineering in 1984 from the Univ of Gent (Belgium) and a PhD degree in Microelectronics in 1990 from the Univ of Leuven (Belgium) & imec. He got additional degrees in international business management and innovation leadership from the Vlerick Business School (Belgium), INSEAD (France), MIT (US) and IMD (Swiss). He joined MIETEC, a semiconductor company in Belgium in 1990, that became Alcatel Microelectronics, and was acquired by AMI Semiconductor in 2002, and ON Semiconductor in 2008. In Feb 2022 he joined BelGaN that acquired part of onsemi in Belgium, as CTO and VP Business Development.
Throughout the past 30+ years he was leading global professional teams in various fields of semiconductor R&D and Innovation, including Si CMOS & BCD, SiGe BiCMOS, power MOSFETs and GaN.
He also took the lead in developing and running a corporate innovation business process and global Open Innovation partnerships in the field of novel semiconductor technologies and products.
Dr. Tack authored/co-authored over 100 technical papers in the above domains and holds 25 patents.
BelGaN is a new semiconductor company originating from the acquisition of parts of onsemi in Belgium, including an automotive qualified semiconductor Fab (150mm and 200mm) and R&D teams with over 10yrs of experience in GaN technologies. BelGaN adds a European-based automotive-qualified open foundry to the WBG ecosystem, enabling customers to innovate and produce WBG chips for a sustainable electrified future. BelGaN’s ‘Open Innovation Foundry’ business model allows customers to innovate and differentiate their products, through co-development and proprietary process-install. The integrated innovation-to-manufacturing flow allows an easy scale-up from concept to high volume production. Also, BelGaN is initiating and energizing a ‘GaN-Valley’ ecosystem in Europe, stimulating collaboration across the WBG value chain to accelerate the introduction of disruptive WBG technologies into chargers, automotive, datacom, industrial, renewable energy etc. It supports the ongoing global electrification while reducing carbon-emission and will be instrumental for a transition to a sustainable green society.