EpiGaN, a leading provider of III-nitride epitaxial material solutions,announced the appointment of Claus Geisler as Chairman of the Board of Directors effective March 1st, 2014.
Mr. Geisler brings extensive expertise in the semiconductor industry, executive management and the investment community to EpiGaN.
"EpiGaN has a strong technical foundation and leading-edge products," said Dr. Marianne Germain, Co-founder and CEO of EpiGaN. "Mr. Geisler will play a key role in setting the strategic direction of the company. We're very pleased to have an industry executive with his experience lead our board.”
"This is a great opportunity to be part of the Board of Directors of EpiGaN, a company focused on winning in the power and RF markets through innovation," Claus Geisler said. "I look forward working with the management team to drive EpiGaN‘s expansion and to grow the business globally. I am convinced that EpiGaN will play an important role in the industrialization of GaN (Gallium Nitride) technology in the near future.”
Mr. Geisler has more than 40 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. After several management positions in the semiconductor industry, he worked the last 18 years at Siemens/Infineon in Munich. At Siemens/Infineon, most of his time was dedicated to the power semiconductor business, in which Infineon is the market leader. Mr. Geisler retired as a Sr. Vice President at Infineon and as a board member of the automotive division. He holds a degree of electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld.
EpiGaN has been incorporated in 2010 by Dr. Marianne Germain, CEO, Dr. Joff Derluyn, CTO, and Dr. Stefan Degroote, COO, as a spin-off of imec. In 2011, they were joined in their venture by a strong consortium of investors, formed by Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Capricorn CleanTech Fund and LRM, enabling the installation of a new production facility. The company focuses on providing world-leading III-nitride epitaxial material solutions for top performance devices. EpiGaN gives device manufacturers access to a unique, proven and powerful technology to be used in key market segments such as power supplies for consumables,
AC drives, UPS systems, hybrid electric vehicles, solar inverters, smart grid, RF power for base stations, CATV infrastructure, etc. For more information visit www.epigan.com