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25 October 2022

Navitas’ EVP & GeneSiC founder inducted into NCSU ECE Alumni Hall of Fame

Gallium nitride (GaN) power IC firm Navitas Semiconductor of El Segundo, CA, USA and Dublin, Ireland, says that Dr Ranbir Singh, executive VP of its GeneSiC business unit, has been inducted into the North Carolina State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Alumni Hall of Fame.

The NCSU ECE Alumni Hall of Fame celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding graduates who have used their education to excel in a profession, career or service. Singh’s induction was based on his pioneering career in high-performance, high-reliability silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors for high-power, high-voltage applications. This includes several innovation and R&D awards, plus the founding in 2004 of GeneSiC Semiconductor (acquired by Navitas in August).

Singh holds a Bachelor of Technology, Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and both a master’s and PhD in Electrical Engineering – Power Semiconductors, from NCSU. He also holds over 40 US patents and has presented and published over 200 journal and conference papers.

“We welcome Ranbir to the NCSU ECE Alumni Hall of Fame,” says Jay Baliga, Progress Energy Distinguished University Professor of the ECE Department at NCSU, who served as Singh’s doctoral thesis advisor. “Since he graduated, we have followed his career and ground-breaking work with SiC technologies closely and are happy to have played a role in his success. A very small number of experts are chosen for the Hall of Fame, from more than 15,000 ECE alumni, making this a truly noteworthy distinction,” he adds.

“I look back fondly on my time at the university and within the ECE Department, which formed a solid foundation for my work in power electronics and the development of the advanced technologies on which the success of GeneSiC was built,” commented Singh during the induction ceremony on 21 October.

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