Talk from the Top: Semiconductor or automotive industry – who’s driving who?
Top-class experts from the semiconductor industry, from automotive components suppliers, and manufacturers will discuss the growing importance of semiconductors in the automotive industry on the Discovery Stage in Hall C6 at the first electronica Talk from the Top.
Is the automotive industry driving the semiconductor industry to keep producing new innovations – or is it the other way round? How do car makers, suppliers, and semiconductor producers in the automotive industry work together – and how has this cooperation changed over the past years?
The following people will discuss this:
Jens Fabrowsky, Bosch
Jens Fabrowsky is Executive Vice President, Automotive Electronics at Robert Bosch GmbH. He is responsible for semiconductors and components in the business unit. Jens Fabrowsky studied mechanical engineering and engineering economics at the University of Stuttgart and the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Frank Cornelius, Daimler
After various positions in passenger car development, in 2005, Frank Cornelius became manager of the electrical/electronics assembly department at the Sindelfingen plant in Germany. In 2007, he returned to passenger car development and managed various E/E development departments until 2015. In 2016, he took over the E/E architecture and comfort systems area. Mr. Cornelius has managed battery development at Daimler since October 1, 2018.
Stefan Steyerl, Analog Devices
Stefan Steyerl is part of Analog Devices: For more than 24 years he has worked for the US semiconductor manufacturer and now has three management positions: As Director Sales Mobility & Transportation EMEA, he is in charge of the entire sales territory for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In addition, he is responsible for marketing in this region and manages Analog Devices GmbH Germany.
Thomas M. Müller, Audi
Thomas M. Müller is Head of Development Electrics/Electronic and CarIT at Audi in Ingolstadt, Germany. Müller, who has a PhD in physics, began his career in 1999 with BMW in Munich. There, he worked internationally in various strategic and operational management positions, in the field of electrics and electronics development. From 2009 to 2012, he was Director Connected Car.
Peter Schiefer, Infineon
Peter Schiefer has been President of the Automotive Division at Infineon Technologies since July 2016. 58-year old Schiefer, who has a master’s degree in electrical engineering, has been with Infineon since 1990 (until 1999 Siemens), where he has held various management positions. Among others, he was Head of Operations in the Industrial & Multimarket Division and President of the Power Management & Multimarket Division.
Rupert Stuetzle, McKinsey
Rupert Stützle is a Digital Expert Associate Partner in McKinsey Digital Labs based in Berlin, Germany. Stützle has a master’s degree in electronics and information technology/computer science (TU Munich). Before joining the strategy consulting team at McKinsey, he worked for Bosch Automotive in various positions. For example, he developed the unit that develops components for electric vehicles (drive, battery, system control, connectivity in electric cars) and was behind the development of new DC converters for fully electric and hybrid vehicles.