Dr. Tack is CTO and VP Business Development at BelGaN, a newly established semiconductor company in Belgium with the vision to transform into a leading, automotive qualified, 150mm & 200mm WBG (GaN, SiC) open foundry in Europe.
Dr. Tack got a MSc degree in Electronic Engineering in 1984 from the Univ of Gent (Belgium) and a PhD degree in Microelectronics in 1990 from the Univ of Leuven (Belgium) & imec. He got additional degrees in international business management and innovation leadership from the Vlerick Business School (Belgium), INSEAD (France), MIT (US) and IMD (Swiss). He joined MIETEC, a semiconductor company in Belgium in 1990, that became Alcatel Microelectronics, and was acquired by AMI Semiconductor in 2002, and ON Semiconductor in 2008. In Feb 2022 he joined BelGaN that acquired part of onsemi in Belgium, as CTO and VP Business Development.
Throughout the past 30+ years he was leading global professional teams in various fields of semiconductor R&D and Innovation, including Si CMOS & BCD, SiGe BiCMOS, power MOSFETs and GaN.
He also took the lead in developing and running a corporate innovation business process and global Open Innovation partnerships in the field of novel semiconductor technologies and products.
Dr. Tack authored/co-authored over 100 technical papers in the above domains and holds 25 patents.