Chris Dries, UnitedSiC

Chris Dries, UnitedSiC

Chris oversaw the acquisition of UnitedSiC in 2009 and has served as President and CEO ever since. In addition to his capacity as CEO, Chris serves as a member of the Board of Directors and is an Investor in the Company. Chris has been an enthusiastic entrepreneur since completing his graduate studies. He helped build and sell Sensors Unlimited to Finisar Corporation, participated in the buy-back of the business and then subsequent sale to Goodrich Corporation in 2005 where he served as VP of Research and Development of the imaging business. Chris obtained his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and Ph.D. from Princeton University, both in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Dries serves on the Princeton Graduate School Leadership Council, the Princeton Electrical Engineering Department Advisory Board, and the Duke University Engineering School Board of Visitors.

UnitedSiC develops innovative silicon carbide FET and diode power semiconductors that deliver the industry’s best SiC efficiency and performance for electric vehicle (EV) chargers, DC-DC converters and traction drives, as well as telecom/server power supplies variable speed motor drives and solar PV inverters.

Key Markets:

  • Electrification of transportation such as automobiles and next generation trains
  • Emerging Smart Grid technologies that are adding intelligence to our power grid
  • Higher efficiency power generation and conversion
  • Motor control
  • Wind and solar power generation


UnitedSiC technology and products are uniquely positioned to leverage the lower cost of outsourced manufacturing capabilities in silicon carbide substrates, epitaxy, and foundries for Semiconductor power device fabrication. This dynamic is what continues to fuel the growth of Digital and Analog IC’s and the time is now for Silicon Carbide (SiC). This advancement for SiC will create lower cost of goods, better continuity of supply, and improved quality for these demanding markets.