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Keynote Speaker

Hans Stork

ON Semiconductor

Electrified Driving Experience - Expectations on Automotive Semiconductors

With the expected rapid increase of Electrical and Hybrid Vehicles (EV/HEV) on the road, all but few functions of the automobile will be electronic. Power devices, image sensors, communication, and entertainment electronics alike will need to survive the extreme conditions (temperature, humidity, vibration) and meet the consumer expectations (zero incidence of safety failures, affordability) of these transportation robots.


This talk will review recent progress in high power integrated circuit processes for various control functions, discrete power devices for battery management, and image sensors for ADAS support. They will illustrate that the challenge of simultaneously meeting a wide range of power density, temperature, cost and reliability requirements is feasible thanks to ongoing progress in semiconductor research, engineering and manufacturing.


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, design libraries, as well as packaging technologies and assembly support.


Prior to joining ON Semiconductor, Dr. Stork was Group Vice President and CTO of the Silicon Systems Group at Applied Materials. From 2001 to 2007 he was Senior Vice President and the CTO of Texas Instruments. Before that, Dr. Stork held 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, and is currently vice-chair of the Technical Field Awards Council and a member of the Awards Policy and Portfolio Review Committee.


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.