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Thomas Neyer joined Fairchild Semiconductor in 2011 as the vice president for research and development. Today he heads Fairchild’s world-wide high-voltage R&D efforts located in South Korea, Germany and China, and manages SiC R&D activities in Kista, Sweden.

In 2011, Fairchild founded an R&D center for high voltage technologies in Munich and assigned Neyer to spearhead the effort and coordinate all related silicon and SiC HV development activities covering device design, modeling and high power package development. Prior to Fairchild, Neyer served as the executive vice president for technology development and Manufacturing at Grace Semiconductors, and even before that in several senior management roles at Infineon Technologies in Austria, Malaysia and China.

Neyer holds a Ph.D. from Vienna University of Technology and Cambridge University and owns several patents in power device technology and test.