Manuel Gärtner joined STMicroelectronics Munich in 1999 and is working as a Senior Team Leader and Marketing Manager for ASSP/ASIC and Power Discrete Devices. On top he is leading the strategic program Wide Bandgap materials for Automotive applications in the EMEA region. Before joining STMicroelectronics he worked in Infineon Technologies as development engineer for Smart Power Products and as a research engineer in the “Fraunhofer Institut für Siliziumtechnologie” and at the university of Berlin. He published several articles (>20) on power electronics and is holding different patents (>5). Beside the EEHE Scientific Advisory Board he is also in the SIA POWER TRAIN & ELECTRONICS Conference Advisory Board Power Electronics and in the ECPE he is representing STMicroelectronics as principal partner.