Dr. Biermann was born 1958 in Nienburg/Weser, Germany. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Berlin in 1982. In 1983, he became one of the founding members of the Institute for Microelectronics and took a key role for building up infrastructure, research and teaching. He also acted as project manager for international research projects during that time.
Dr. Biermann was awarded a PhD summa cum laude in 1990.
In 1990 Dr. Biermann joined the start-up company SICAN in Hannover as one of the first members. He helped growing SICAN to some 350 employees over the following 10 years. During that time, Dr. Biermann was responsible for a number of areas mostly related to continuously extending business scope, e.g. ASIC Design Service, IP Licensing, New Product Definition, Software- and System Design. During that time, the application expertise was focused on Audio-/Videoprocessing and Data Communication, which evolved as the most valued assets of SICAN towards the end of that decade.
In 2000 Dr. Biermann joined Robert Bosch GmbH as Director of Sensor-/Communication ASIC Design. After being product responsible for Powertrain Sensors at Bosch Diesel Systems from 2005 to 2007, Dr. Biermann took responsibility as SVP Engineering Semiconductors in 2008. This responsibility included the development and product responsibility for all Bosch-developed semiconductors including Power Semiconductors and Power Modules since 2014.
Since 2018, Dr. Biermann is acting as independent business consultant in the semiconductor industry.