II-VI Joins SIA, Appoints Sohail Khan to Lead New Ventures & Wide-Bandgap Electronics Technologies

Posted Oct 12, 2020 by II-VI Incorporated

II‐VI Incorporated, a world leader in compound semiconductors, has announced the appointment of Sohail Khan as its new Executive Vice President of New Ventures & Wide-Bandgap Electronics Technologies. II-VI also announced the closure of the successful acquisition of Ascatron, by completing the acquisition of all the outstanding interests of the owners of the parent of INNOViON Corporation. Leading to the acquisition, II-VI has also joined the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

II-VI’s New Ventures & Wide-Bandgap Electronics Technologies organization will position it as an industry leader in compound semiconductor electronics by consolidating its deep technology expertise in silicon carbide (SiC) substrates, advanced wide-bandgap epitaxy, device fabrication, and module design.

“Sohail Khan has my utmost respect as an integrated circuits and optoelectronics technologist, a visionary, and an accomplished business leader,” said Dr. Vincent D. Mattera, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, II-VI Incorporated. “Guided by Sohail’s leadership and the benefits of our platforms built by our innovations of the last 20 years, we will continue to invest in efficient energy-conversion technology to lead in one of the most exciting markets of our century.”

“Using our in-house knowledge and the technology recently licensed from General Electric, we will establish within II-VI a vertically integrated 150 mm SiC technology platform that we expect will produce the world’s most advanced SiC devices for power electronics,” said Sohail Khan. “We will also support the SIA’s effort to encourage U.S. policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business, and drive international competition.”

For the past two years, Sohail was the Managing Partner for K5 Innovations, and his prior positions include: CEO for ViXS Systems, a UHD video solutions semiconductor company; CEO of Lilliputian Systems, a fuel-cell company; CEO of SiGe Semiconductor and EVP of the Infrastructure Group at Agere Systems; and President of the IC Division of Lucent Microelectronics. He has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BSEE from the University of Engineering, Lahore.