PCIM Announces Company Participation in Digital Tradeshow

June 09, 2020 by Shannon Cuthrell

Infineon, ROHM Semiconductor, ON Semiconductor, Wolfspeed/Cree, and several other major power electronics companies based around the world are set to sponsor and participate in the free digital event.

PCIM Europe 2020, originally planned for May, had to push back to July and switch to a virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic. After an initial announcement last month, the organizers of one of the world’s most influential power electronics tradeshow, have now fully unveiled how the virtual tradeshow is going to reach companies and individual engineers worldwide.  


Attendees gather at an informational session at a past PCIM. Image courtesy of PCIM.


PCIM “digital days” will be held July 7 through July 8, featuring technical talks, industry roundtables, live Q&A sessions, and virtual networking. Exhibitors and international speakers will discuss the latest trends in the space. 

The sessions are divided into three streams, all taking place at the same time. Attendees can tune into any one of the streams, separated into broader topic categories from SiC devices to thermal management to design tools to EV chargers. 

While PCIM 2020 tickets for attendees are free-of-charge, digital exhibitor packages start at 2,900 euros (roughly $3,300) for a basic package and 4,990 euros (roughly $5,700) for a premium package. The sponsor package, priced at 10,990 euros (roughly $12,500), appears to be sold out to the limit of five companies, according to the PCIM website

So far, exhibitors in this year’s program include ABB, Infineon, Mitsubishi Electric, Murata, ROHM Semiconductor, ON Semiconductor, Semikron, Wolfspeed/Cree and several other major power electronics companies based around the world.

The three keynote speakers headlining the program are GE Global Research Center Principal Systems Engineer Ahmed Elasser, Volkswagen Head of Power Electronics Robert Plikat, and Huawei UPS and Inverter Product Line Vice President Roland Hümpfner. Keynotes will be presented on both days. 

In addition to the general “PCIM digital days” portion, two topical forums are also part of the two-day program: 


E-Mobility Forum

An E-Mobility Forum, taking place both days of the conference, will feature 14 sessions (seven per day). Experts from ROHM, ON Semiconductor, EBV Elektronik, and other leading global companies will present technical talks covering components, testing, solutions involving automotive and EV applications. 

Speakers will deliver a 10-minute presentation, followed by a five-minute Q&A session with the audience. 


Industry Forum

In an “Industry Forum” portion of the program, experts from Yole Développement, Infineon, Bodo’s Power Systems, Semikron Elektronik, ROHM Semiconductor, the European Center for Power Electronics and other leading entities will present lectures discussing the research and development activities taking place in the field. 

The forum will cover a range of topics, including the potential for EV/PHEV fast-charging solutions, magnetic design automation with AI, functional safety of battery management systems, how SiC and GaN impact the traditional Si power electronics sector, and 3D printing for power electronics. 

Each session will last about 20 minutes, with 15 minutes reserved for the presentation and five minutes for a live Q&A session.

Twelve talks are on the agenda for day one; nine for day two. 


Networking & Interaction with Presenters

Each day of the program from 8:30-9 a.m., attendees can join in a virtual “early bird cafe” to network over coffee with other attendees while listening to lounge music. 

Another networking session with music and “business speed-dating” will be held at the end of the first day of the program at 5 p.m., after dialogue sessions with the poster presenters at 3:30 p.m. 

Dialogue sessions with presenters will also take place on day two at 3 p.m.