How Semiconductors are Enabling the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 1 pm EDT

One only needs to look around on today’s roads and highways to see the ever increasing presence of electric vehicles. In fact, most market analysts forecast the electric vehicle market to register compound annual growth rates of between 25-40 percent over the next 10 years. And semiconductor technology is at the forefront of leading this growth in vehicle electrification. The chip requirements of electric vehicles are much higher than for cars powered by gas.

Please join a panel of industry experts for a conversation on how semiconductors are enabling the electric vehicle revolution. Panelists include Ray Cornyn, Vice President & General Manager, Vehicle Control and Networking Solutions, Automotive Processors at NXP Semiconductors; Michael Kultgen, Fellow and GM of the Automotive BMS Group at Analog Devices; and Sayeed Ahmed, Senior Director – Vehicle Motion Segment at Infineon Technologies – Americas. The session will be moderated by Falan Yinug, Director of Industry Statistics and Economy Policy at SIA.


Michael Kultgen, Analog Devices

Ray Cornyn, NXP

Sayeed Ahmed, Infineon



June 8, 2021




Ray Cornyn
Vice President & General Manager, Vehicle Control and Networking Solutions, Automotive Processors
NXP Semiconductors

Ray Cornyn is General Manager for Vehicle Control and Networking Solutions at NXP, leading one of the longest lasting and most successful MPU/MCU portfolios in the Industry.

Ray has a comprehensive background in both engineering and business roles. Originally joining Motorola Semiconductors in the United Kingdom, Ray worked as a Field Applications Engineer on microcontroller and microprocessor products before moving into business roles supporting the first 32 Bit MCU product lines in Automotive.

Now based in Austin, Ray is responsible for management of some of NXP’s newest Automotive products, specifically focusing on the drive for higher functionality, safety, and quality for today’s complex automotive systems.


Michael Kultgen
Fellow and GM of the Automotive Battery Management Systems (BMS) Group
Analog Devices

Mike Kultgen has been designing integrated circuits for automotive, aerospace, communications, and industrial applications for 37 years. During his 24 years with Linear Technology and Analog Devices, Mike has contributed to over 45 products, including battery monitors, amplifiers, monolithic filters, and silicon oscillators. Currently Mike is General Manager for ADI’s Battery Management products. He holds six patents for his work. Prior to Linear Technology and ADI, he worked for Ford and Motorola. Mike earned his BSEE from the University of Missouri and MSEE from the University of Texas – Arlington.


Sayeed Ahmed
Senior Director – Vehicle Motion Segment
Infineon Technologies – Americas

Sayeed Ahmed has been leading Electrification and Powertrain business in the Americas at Infineon Technologies for over 15 years. His team is responsible for marketing automotive products in Electrification applications (Inverter, On-board charger, DC-DC and Battery Management System) as well as traditional ICE applications (Engine, transmission, transfer case). He has over 20 year experience in the industry both in engineering and marketing roles.

Sayeed started his career at International Rectifier in California and worked at Ecostar Electric Drives, Ballard Power Systems and Fairchild Semiconductor before joining Infineon. Sayeed holds a Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Sayeed has been awarded 10 US patents.


Falan Yinug
Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy
Semiconductor Industry Association

Falan Yinug is director of industry statistics and economic policy at SIA. Responsible for managing SIA’s statistics and data program, Yinug represents SIA in the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) program, which maintains industry-driven monthly sales data for the global industry as well as sales forecasts. His work also entails supporting SIA’s advocacy efforts through economic research and analysis.