In Munich, the predevelopment projects cover all subjects of electrical power supply in vehicles with combustion engines as well as Hybrid and Electric vehicles.
Mr Sirch came to SIA office in Suresnes, near Paris to share his vision for 48 v, a few days ago.
The presentation has been attended by Gérard Maniez (Freescale), Guy Convenant (Valeo), Uwe Dausch (Valeo), Jean-Yves Stineau (Renault), Oliver Nass (ESG Group), Daniel Benchetrite (Valeo), Gérard Saint-Léger (Renault), Dominique Lenoir (Renault), Franck Briault (PSA Peugeot Citroën), Eric Dequi (PSA Peugeot Citroën), Thierry Seynaeve (ESG Group) and Jean-François Léon (Valeo).
Who is Ottmar Sirch ?
Since 11 years, he is Project Manager in the Electrics/Electronics Department at the Center of Research and Development.
He was responsible for the HVAC Control Electronics of the 1 series and 3 series from 2001 to 2005. In 2005 he took over the responsibility for predevelopment of hybrid vehicle power supply systems for the 1st and 2nd generation.
Since 4 years now, he's Project Manager for Predevelopment.
Ottmar Sirch received his Dipl.-Ing. Univ. degree in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich in 1985. During his main study period he focused on semiconductor technologies. He did his Dipl.-Ing. thesis on CMOS Latch-up in 1985.
Afterwards he was working 16 years in the semiconductor industry at Siemens Semiconductor Group (from 1999 Infineon Technologies) in several fields and positions (CMOS technology development for VLSI-Logic, Physical Failure Analysis of Integrated Ciruits for Quality and Reliability Strategic and Technical Sales and Marketing for Automotive Semiconductors)
He joined BMW Group in 2001.
Additionally, Ottmar Sirch is chairing the conference “Electrics/Electronics in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and electrical Energy Management” of Haus der Technik e.V. Essen since 2008.
Next, we will give some details about BMW's vision on 48 v.