Silicon Mobility Appoints Burkhard Goeschel and Claude Leichle to its Board of Directors

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Silicon Mobility announces the appointment of Dr. Burkhard Goeschel and Claude Leichle to Silicon Mobility’s Board of Directors as Independent Directors.

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“I am honored to welcome Burkhard and Claude as new Board members,” said Bruno Paucard, president and CEO of Silicon Mobility.

Silicon Mobility, a full stack semiconductor technology player powering control solutions for a cleaner, safer and smarter mobility, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Burkhard Goeschel and Claude Leichle to Silicon Mobility’s Board of Directors as Independent Directors. Veterans of the automotive industry, they both bring their strategic vision and operational experience to further the success of Silicon Mobility.

“I am honored to welcome Burkhard and Claude as new Board members,” said Bruno Paucard, president and CEO of Silicon Mobility. “They played crucial roles in the success and renown of leading OEMs and Tier1s firms. Their wealth of leadership, experience, and expertise are tremendous assets for Silicon Mobility in its vision to remove the biggest roadblocks for the large-scale advent of autonomous and electrified vehicles.”

Dr. Goeschel is the founder of Formula E and President of the Electrical and New Energy Commission at the FIA. As a former member of the Management Board of BMW AG, he was managing Research & Development and Purchasing. At BMW, he led the development of several vehicles, notably the Z3, the Mini, the super sport car Z8 and the Range Rover. He then continued his carrier as Chief Technical Officer for MAGNA International. Since 2013, he works independently as Strategic Advisor for major global enterprises. He is also Co-Founder and Director of Asana Technology, Co-Owner and Chairman of Remus/Sebring Exhaust Systems, Director for Maxwell Technologies and a member of the advisor board of Evelozcity Holding. He is a member of the German Academy of Technical Science, holds an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Munich and is an honorary professor of the Technical University in Graz. Dr. Goeschel started his career at Daimler Benz AG, in advanced Research and Development for engine, before joining BMW in 1978.

Claude Leichle was President of VALEO Powertrain System Business Group, in charge of Power Electronics for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, Electrical System and Engine, Transmission Systems Clutch & Torque converters. Earlier in his career, he led the Lighting, Electronic and Connective System branches of VALEO and VALEO’s Engine and Electrical Systems branches. He concluded his carrier with VALEO as the architect of the VALEO-SIEMENS Joint Venture. Claude started at Renault in 1973 and became its Technical Director in charge of the Toulouse Engineering Center. Mr. Leichle left Renault in 1991 to join Bendix and then Siemens Automotive on various leadership technical, development and production roles. Mr. Leichle is also President of Liancourt Invest, a Business Angels Investment Company.

About Silicon Mobility
Silicon Mobility is a full stack technology player powering control solutions for a cleaner, safer and smarter mobility. The company designs, develops and offers flexible, real-time, safe, and open semiconductor solutions used to increase energy efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions while keeping passengers safe. Silicon Mobility’s products control electric motors, battery and energy management systems of electric and hybrid vehicles. By using Silicon Mobility’s technologies, manufacturers improve the efficiency, reduce the size, weight, and cost of electric motors and increase the battery range and durability. Silicon Mobility technology accelerates the vehicle’s powertrain electrification and the deployment of driverless vehicles for OEMs. Silicon Mobility is headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France with offices in Silicon Valley and Munich.

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