Keynote: Francesco Muggeri
Francesco Muggeri is Vice President for Power Discrete and Analog Products, Asia Pacific at STMicroelectronics. In his role, Francesco leads ST’s Industrial Competence Centers including the Motor Control Competence Center, Power & Energy Competence Center and Automation Competence Center in Asia and coordinates ST’s global Mass Market Industrial Task Force, with regards to consumer segment.
Muggeri joined ST in 1995, as a designer for automotive sensors in Italy. In 2000, he moved to product marketing for power transistors before relocating to Shanghai as marketing manager for transistors in 2002. In 2008, Muggeri moved to Commercial Marketing for STMicroelectronics’ Asia Pacific operations in Hong Kong. He became director for Discrete and Analog Products in 2015 and added Marketing Communications to his mandate in 2016.
Francesco Muggeri was born in Zambrone, Italy, in 1969, and graduated with a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy. In 2014, he was awarded an EMBA degree from the Global Asia Program organized by the London Business School of London, the Colombia University of New York, and the University of Hong Kong.
Si, SiC, GaN: Which technology best fits the various applications?
It is expected that global electricity demand will increase to 28k TWh by 2030, from 22k TWh in 2020. To support a sustainable future, it is necessary to optimize energy production sources and distribution infrastructures. Solar and wind sources, storage and distribution infrastructure will be more demanding, in terms of product volumes and advanced technologies. On this last point, the intrinsic characteristics of wide-bandgap semiconductors such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) offer major advantages over conventional silicon MOSFETs and IGBTs. STMicroelectronics is leading the SiC market with substantial R&D and strategic investments in these technologies. You will see the real-life application examples that demonstrate the impact of SiC on car electrification and high-end industrial applications, and the extraordinary potential of GaN in lower-power systems.
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