Sohail Khan

Executive Vice President, Silicon Carbide LLC


Sohail Khan joined Coherent Corp. in October 2020 as Executive Vice President, New Ventures & Wide-Bandgap Electronics Technologies. As the leader of this organization, Khan is responsible for consolidating Coherent’s deep technology expertise in silicon carbide (SiC) substrates, advanced wide-bandgap epitaxy, device fabrication, and module design. Prior to joining the company, Khan was the Managing Partner for K5 Innovations.

His previous positions include CEO for ViXS Systems, a UHD video solutions semiconductor company; CEO of Lilliputian Systems, a fuel-cell company; CEO of SiGe Semiconductor, a pioneer in delivering silicon-based RF front-end solutions; EVP of the Infrastructure Group at Agere Systems, IC & Optical Solutions for Data/Telecom Networks; and President of the IC Division of Lucent Microelectronics. Khan holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BSEE from the University of Engineering, Lahore, Pakistan.

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