21 July 2023
Wolfspeed CEO Gregg Lowe appointed to NC A&T’s Board of Trustees
Wolfspeed Inc of Durham, NC, USA – which makes silicon carbide materials as well as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power-switching & RF semiconductor devices – says that CEO Gregg Lowe has been elected to serve on North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s (NC A&T) Board of Trustees. NC A&T is the USA’s top-ranked historically black college or university (HBCU).
“North Carolina A&T is proud of our continued strong partnership with Wolfspeed and the appointment of CEO Gregg Lowe to our Board of Trustees,” says NC A&T chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. “Gregg’s leadership and extensive science and technology background will serve as a vital resource for our prestigious university. I look forward to working with him as we provide new opportunities for our students to pursue the next generation of careers in the green economy, drive innovation and look to solve the problems of both today and tomorrow,” he adds.
“I’m eager to further strengthen our relationship while working together to usher in the next generation of scientists, technologists and innovators,” says Lowe.
Wolfspeed and NC A&T share a history of partnership and collaboration. In 2020, Wolfspeed committed $4m over five years to the HBCU, the single largest donation in the university’s history at that time, to create the Wolfspeed Endowed Scholars Program. The two entities worked together to establish comprehensive education and training curricula and research and innovation programs. This partnership has opened opportunities for undergraduate and graduate credentials in silicon carbide semiconductor manufacturing, as well as training and career advancement programs for existing semiconductor manufacturing workers.
During President Biden’s visit to Wolfspeed headquarters in late March, Wolfspeed announced the continuation of this collaboration with their intent to apply for CHIPS and Science Act funding to build a new R&D facility on North Carolina A&T’s campus. The R&D facility will be focused on silicon carbide to support the next generation of compound semiconductors.