PCIM Europe to Continue as an Online Event This Year

February 27, 2021 by Stephanie Leonida

The organizers of the leading global event for the power electronics community, PCIM Europe, take the in-person event online for the second year due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

Organizers of the PCIM Europe exhibition plan to stay digital once again this year. At present, COVID-19 is still a cause for concern across many countries of the world and although vaccine rollouts have reinstated hope, they have not yet been taken up sufficiently enough to allow large public gatherings to take place. 


Image used courtesy of PCIM Europe 
Image used courtesy of PCIM Europe 


The PCIM Europe exhibition and conference serve as a global epicenter for the power electronics community. The world-leading event not only focuses on power electronics, but intelligent motion, renewable energy, and energy management. The “PCIM Europe Digital Days” will host 73 sessions across five days and bring industry experts and customers together to network, exchange knowledge, and potentially inspire new technological development. 

From 3 – 7 May 2021, the electronics community will be offered a digital experience with extensive visitor profiles, and a comprehensive program of live and video-on-demand presentations. Virtual attendees will also be able to listen to informative speaker discussions following these presentations.

Previously, organizers of PCIM Europe, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, prepared for digital events in 2020, at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic. The PCIM Europe Exhibition that was set to take place in May of last year, was postponed and moved online for July 2020 and set up for attendees to access online. The event hosted 300 lectures and presentations by leading experts in the power electronics field and provided attendees with the opportunity to engage with 500 exhibitors. Keynote speakers at this event included Huawei Technologies, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, GE Global Research Center, and Volkswagen. 

An “E-Mobility Forum” and “Industry Forum” provided 30-minute lectures and discussions. The former forum discussed topics including electrical vehicle (EV) motor inverter applications, emergency power supply for battery-powered EVs, nanocrystalline materials, high and low power AC-DC/DC solutions, gallium nitride (GaN) for EV traction inverters, and more. The “Industry Forum” showcased the latest trends and applications for new power electronics technologies. Topics covered EV and plug-in hybrid EV (PHEV) fast-charging solutions, functional safety of battery management systems, 3D printing for power electronics, and more. 


PCIM Europe Digital Days

Going online for the second time, PCIM Europe will host its Digital Days exhibition. The digital event is likely to hold a similar online format as the previous year’s event in July. As well as an industry and e-mobility forum, attendees will also be able to access the exhibitor forum. Over 500 exhibitors will be a part of the upcoming event including industry leaders such as FormFactor, Inc., Danfoss Silicon Power GmbH, Hitachi Europe Ltd., Infineon Technologies AG, OMICRON Lab, ROHM Semiconductor GmbH and Cree/ Wolfspeed. 


Image used courtesy of PCIM Europe 
Image used courtesy of PCIM Europe 


The program prepared for the digital event, which was originally intended to be given this summer, includes seminars on getting the most out of GaN field-effect transistor and integrated circuit performance, model predictive control schemes for industrial power electronics, system design with ultra-fast power semiconductor devices based on silicon, silicon carbide (SiC) and GaN technologies, the “Next Generation of Power Electronics Module Packaging,” and more.