12 October 2022
VisIC recruits senior VP of product
VisIC Technologies Ltd of Ness Ziona, Israel – a fabless supplier of power conversion devices based on gallium nitride (GaN) transistors for automotive applications – says that Dieter Liesabeths is joining it as a senior VP of product.
With over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, Liesabeths will drive the adaptation of GaN power devices in the automotive and industrial fields. In the last 12 years, he was a leader in Europe driving the conversion from silicon to wide-bandgap (WBG) semicondcutors. In his new position he will lead the next-generation semiconductors revolution with VisIC’s D3GaN (Direct-Drive D-Mode) technology.
Picture: Dieter Liesabeths, VisIC’s new senior VP of product.
“With his long-term experience in wide-bandgap power semiconductors combined with his excellent knowledge of the automotive market, Dieter is the ideal candidate to extend our management team, expand our footprint in the automotive industry, and lead the transition from silicon to GaN for the next generation of the electrical drive train and on-board chargers,” says CEO Tamara Baksht.
“VisIC’s D3GaN will leverage the development of the next generation of power devices, which will make electrical drive trains more affordable while providing longer range and lower power consumption compared with other wide-bandgap materials like silicon carbide (SiC),” comments Liesabeths.
Under the newly formed role of senior VP of product, Liesabeths’ team will focus on developing and releasing reliable, affordable and tailored die, discrete and module products to accommodate the market needs of the electrical drive train, on-board chargers, and other industrial applications.
Before VisIC, Liesabeths held management positions in the semiconductor industry in sales, marketing, business development, new technology and product definition. During the last 10 years, he worked for Wolfspeed GmbH as a senior director and built the Automotive department. Liesabeths created an eco-system to support the fast-switching wide-bandgap (WBG) devices and partnered with industry leaders. Thus, the market could accelerate the adaptation of WBG devices.
Liesabeths holds a Dipl.-Ing. (TH) engineering degree from the University of Aachen, Germany.