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PSMA/PELS Sponsors Pre-APEC Capacitors in Power Electronics Workshop

January 24, 2019 by PSMA

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring an all-day workshop.

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) are jointly sponsoring an all-day workshop titled, “The Impact of Wideband Technologies on Application of Capacitors–A Deep Dive on Capacitor Technology,” on Saturday, March 16, 2019, the day before the start of and in the same venue as APEC 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. 

This workshop follows the successful inaugural event held in San Antonio, TX, prior to the start of APEC 2018. The day-long workshop will consist of morning and afternoon technical lecture presentation sessions and a lunchtime interactive technology demonstration session. Opening with a keynote from Navitas Semiconductor, the workshop features presenters from market-leading capacitor manufacturers like KEMET, CDE and Wurth Electronics and preeminent lecturers from universities around the world including UC Berkeley and the University of Nottingham. The technical lecture presentation sessions will each be followed by a panel Q&A to offer attendees the opportunity to engage with the presenters. 

There will be eight technology demonstration stations during the lunchtime session. The demos will also be available during breakfast prior to the opening session and during the networking session at the end of the day’s events. This is an opportunity to meet professionals and see up close the various technologies and their advantages. Attendees will also be able to visit the technology demonstrations for the 2019 Magnetics Workshop being held at the same time.

This workshop will address the needs of both beginners and advanced designers of DC-DC converters, frequency drives, inverters, and other power conversation applications. The workshop agenda addresses application-based challenges on capacitor technologies rising from the introduction of GaN and SiC topologies, the impact of e-mobility and the latest capacitor developments. The impact of market shortages on new developments and possible solutions to overcome actual problems will also be discussed.  Capacitor technologies reviewed include supercapacitors, tantalums, polymer horizontal chips, ceramic specialties, and the latest film developments. 

“Various capacitor technologies and trends with a focus on future-oriented solutions for your application will be presented by professionals and scientists,” commented Pierre Lohrber, PSMA Capacitor Committee Co-Chairman. “This workshop will deliver answers.”

Registration is limited and interested attendees are encouraged to register early. The early registration fee for the workshop is $375, reduced to $275 for PSMA and IEEE PELS members and for students at an accredited university. On February 1 the registration fee increases to $425, reduced to $325 for members and students. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The workshop ends at 5:00 p.m. and will be followed by a networking social event with wine, beer, and hors-d'oeuvres. The presenters will participate in the social hour and the technical demonstrations will remain active for those who wish to continue discussions after the workshop.


About PSMA

Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) is a non-profit professional organization with the two-fold objective of enhancing the stature and reputation of its members and their products, and improving their technological power sources knowledge. Its aim is to educate the electronics industry, academia, government and industry communities as to the applications and importance of all types of power sources and conversion device.


About PELS

Power Electronics Society (PELS) or the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE PELS) is one of the fastest growing technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  For over 30 years, PELS has facilitated and guided the development and innovation in power electronics technology. This technology encompasses the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical tools toward efficient conversion, control and condition of electric power. Our members include preeminent researchers, practitioners, and distinguished award winners.  IEEE PELS Publishes the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, a top referenced journal among all IEEE publications.