Category | VIP Interview

VIP Interview with Christian André, President, ROHM Semiconductor GmbH, Europe

Posted on 02 September 2013

      Bodo Arlt: What influence does the growing renewable energy market and the trend for electric drives in automotive have on the development of power semiconductors at Rohm? Christian André: The renewable energy and Electric drives in Automotive are great opportunities for the companies in power semiconductor. ROHM Semiconductor is a new comer [...]

Interview on Thermal Management Technology with Marc Vinet, Executive Vice-President, Ferraz Shawmut

Posted on 23 July 2012

      By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: What end markets will drive Thermal Management technology at Ferraz Shawmut? Marc Vinet: Thermal Management is one key asset of Ferraz Shawmut besides its well-known Circuit Protection solutions to answer to the market demands linked to sustainable development. We see three clear surging demands [...]

Interview on High PowerTechnology with Sven Klaka, ABB Switzerland Ltd, Semiconductors

Posted on 23 July 2012

      By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: What end markets will drive power technology at ABB Semiconductors? Sven Klaka: Our traditional markets are Traction, Industry (Medium Voltage Drives, Aluminium Smelting, Starters, Excitation Systems) and Power Transmission (HVDC and FACTS). On top of that we are seeing more and more semiconductors going [...]

Interview with Bernd Pfeil

Posted on 23 July 2012

      Vice President Sales & Marketing Central Europe from EBV Elektronik on Power Electronics Support By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: What influence does the growing alternative energy market have on the distribution channels for power semiconductors at EBV? Bernd Pfeil: The alternative energy market has been growing strongly for years. [...]

Interview on High Voltage Driver Technology with Wolfgang Ademmer CEO CONCEPT

Posted on 17 July 2012

       By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: How did CONCEPT start and what was the vision? Wolfgang Ademmer: CT-Concept Technologie AG started as an engineering company back in 1986. At that time Heinz Rüedi, the founder, identified a lack of gate drive design know how in the power electronics market and [...]

Interview about Power Supply Technology with Matt McKenzie, President of CUI Inc

Posted on 17 July 2012

      By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: How did CUI start and what was the vision? Matt McKenzie: CUI was started by my father, Jim McKenzie, in 1989. It was originally started as a joint venture with a Japanese firm called Stack Electronics. Stack is a manufacturer of high end probes [...]

10th Anniversary of htc-network the Specialist in Hightech Executive Search

Posted on 29 June 2012

      Interview with Klaus Nolte, Founder of htc-network by Bodo Arlt, Editor BP   Bodo Arlt: 10 years for the htc-network – my congratulation Klaus. Let´s start our interview with the changes in executive search over the past 10 years and the major success criteria in recruiting services today. Klaus Nolte: I observed significant [...]

Interview about High Power Device Technology with Dr. Thomas Neyer, Vice President and Fellow of Fairchild Semiconductor

Posted on 29 June 2012

      By Bodo Arlt, Editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: RCA had been at the leading edge in December 14th 1982 having Hans W. Becke and C. Frank Wheatley receiving the Patent No 4,364,073 the basic of all IGBT patents. RCA became GE Solid State and continued to become Harris and Harris became Intersil [...]

VIP Interview with Manfred Kraxenberger, Bipolar Production Line Manager of ABB Switzerland Ltd., Semiconductors

Posted on 29 June 2012

      by Bodo Arlt editor BPS   Bodo Arlt: Mr. Kraxenberger, please let my readers know about ABB Semiconductors' motivation behind the expansion of their bipolar line in Switzerland and the most important features of the new line. Manfred Kraxenberger: In order to meet the global power markets' increasing demands, ABB made a [...]

Searching for the Golden Fleece

Posted on 29 June 2012

      By Werner Bresch, GvA In the middle of January, I received a "call for help" from Bodo Arlt, who said that the author of the cover story for the March 2012 issue had deserted him. He asked me whether I might be able to help out. I would love to have written [...]