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17 April 2007


TranSiC appoints new chairman

TranSiC AB of Kista, Sweden, a developer and manufacturer of silicon carbide power transistors, has appointed Jan Tufvesson as chairman of its board.

Tufvesson is an electronic engineer from Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), from which TranSiC was spun off in December 2005. He started his career at the Royal Swedish Air Force and then moved on to Ericsson, working in the research and development of advanced electronics and responsible for partnerships with key suppliers. After leaving Ericsson 1998 Tufvesson then worked as a consultant in company management. He has been chairman of two international companies, which went public during his chairmanship.

“His in-depth business experience at both the volume and start-up level will help guide us,” says TranSiC’s CEO Bo Hammarlund. “With the latest developments in silicon carbide wafer quality, there is clearly a renaissance for silicon carbide and TranSiC have today a number of customers with various applications to support.”

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